Archive for the Steampunk in Culture Category

Tom Sepe’s Steampunk Motorcycle

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

The Steampunk Cycle

Oxford Steam…

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

Whilst it has existed for years, Steampunk has really on come to light to the ‘public’ majority over the last few years.

Steampunk has really taken off within the art community, in all aspects. These include such areas as drawings and painting, photography, fasion and clothing- and most obviously metal work and 3d sculpturing. So much so that in oxford their was a museum/exhibition set up to honour it, some of the items on display are amazing.

There is a small documentary video of the exhibition linked below.

Ray Guns! By Dr. Grordbort.

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

Weta Workshop made a silly competition to design your own SteamPunk Ray Gun to celebrate the release of their own collection.

An amazing advertisement for them can be seen here:

I really love this advert, and I think that it just summirises the silly sci-fi aspect of Steampunk completely.

The League of S.T.E.A.M!

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

Whom shall you telegram?

The League of STEAM (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management) is an organization comprised of Inventors, Scientists, Adventurers, Craftsmen, Monster and Creature Hunters, and Paranormal Researchers.

I love the League of STEAM… I think they’re brilliant.

They’re a group of artists and actors who dress up and perform as a steampunk inspired take on Ghostbusters. The pulp, Sci-fi and humour of Ghostbusters relates well to steampunk and transfers beautifully in aesthetics…

More can be found be the League on their website, here: The League of S.T.E.A.M

They also have entertaining webclips on their Youtube Profile; such as this:

Franklyn

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

Not entirely steampunk, but the parrellel City of Meanwhile, and the clothes designs and architecture are… so im including it. Also the clockwork onjects are pretty :]

H.G Wells – “The Time Machine”

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

The Time Machine is one of the most important steampunk novels, also made into a feature film during the 60’s – and another dodgy remake made in the last decade. Both show off the very ornate detailings of the time machines design, done in a very steampunk mannor of which I greatly approve!

Trailer for the 1960 Movie:

… and the 2002 Movie remake. (beautiful design… not so much a brilliant film though.)

AND, just for you – a clip of the Time Machine (from the 2002 movie) starting up, so you can soak up the intricate details of the machine, and the interesting way things change around it, as opposed to the machine travelling itself!

Steampunk in Classic Culture.

Posted in Steampunk in Culture on May 11, 2010 by Gniniar

H.G. Wells and Jules Verne are two of the most renowned science fiction authors, the pioneered in subjects like space travel and explorations in hospitalble enviroments before mankind had actually done so.

Most noticeable would be their novels on deep sea exploration, time travel, and adventures in space or other planets.

They are often counted as two of the most inspirational writers to the steampunk genre – before the term was even coined!

Trailer for the 1954 Walt Disney movie adaption of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.