Are you new to Steampunk?

What is this genre? It can be more than illustrative, it can be decorative, fanciful, imaginative and totally cool. Its popularity grew in the 1980s and early 1990s. Some people have stated that’s it’s had it’s day – but I try not to worry about being unhip.
Steampunk describes an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Steam and clockworks replace silicon logic, brass and copper stand in for titanium and plastic, steam power instead of petroleum and airships replace spaceships.

Some pop culture movies that touched this theme are Wild Wild West (1999 Will Smith, Kevin Kline) and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004 Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow) and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel).

Here’s some great examples:

Steampunk Airship Pilot by homarusrex (via Deviant art)

Steampunk Airship Pilot by homarusrex (via Deviant art)

Russian artist: Vladimir Gvozdev

Russian artist: Vladimir Gvozdev

Luxury Nauiloid by Keith Thompson

Luxury Nauiloid by Keith Thompson

Title: The Fall of Icarus   Author: Nigel Quarless

Title: The Fall of Icarus Author: Nigel Quarless

Some more sources:

Great pics and contest reviews:
Gizmodo Blog

The Magazine for all things Steampunk related:
Steampunk Magazine

Where to buy your gear:
Steampunk Emporium

Steampunk Projects:
Steampunk Lab

One of my fav shops I found on Twitter:
Steampunk Rings by Catherinette

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Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. i personally love steam punk and am in the works of creating things in different mediums for it 🙂

  2. Your Blog is a joy


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