Vincent Di Fate is an American fantasy and science-fiction illustrator. He started his career in the 1960s drawing for pulp magazines and has since produced artwork for IBM, NASA and the National Geographic Society, among others.
He is also the author of some 300 articles and three books and a professor at the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Alexander Jansson is a Swedish artist whose fantasy works incorporate some steampunk elements.
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Eddie Mendoza is an American steam-, diesel- and cyberpunk artist, whose cityscapes are the stuff of our dreams.
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Marek Hlavaty is an artist from Slovakia. Some of his artworks are set in a dieselpunk world where the Nazis have defeated Great Britain and the Soviet Union and continue to fight against the United States with their ally, Japan.
In one picture, we see a German interceptor preparing to take off from an airbase in Iceland. In another, Nazis land in the jungle of Amazonia and are mistaken for gods by the natives.
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Tamás Gáspár’s is the sort of art you expect to find in a midcentury pulp detective novel. Bank robbers, Al Capone and even the famous Dutch spy Mata Hari make an appearance.
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In Andrej Troha’s decopunk universe, the Americas have been unified in a single state, the Soviet Union is investigating strange phenomena in the Arctic and flight has been made impossible by stratospheric nuclear experiments, so monorails and flying cars are now the preferred modes of travel.
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Jeremiah Humphries’ art includes a few steam- and dieselpunk pieces, including a drawing of Nemo’s Nautilus and a railway gun that seems inspired by Nazi Germany’s Landkreuzer.
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Nicole Cardiff’s is a world of steampunk adventure: archeologists exploring ancient ruins, adventurers in a dragon-infested lost world, sky pirates and — of course — robots.
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Raphael Lacoste has provided (concept) art for many works of fiction that will be familiar to ‘punk genre enthusiasts, from the 2008 movie adaption of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Paolo Bacigalupi’s 2009 biopunk novel The Windup Girl to the cyberpunk-ish sci-fi Jupiter Ascending (2015, our review here).
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You seldom see dark steampunk anymore. Maybe the people who like that sort of thing have moved on to dieselpunk? It makes Aurélien Police’s work stand out, though. The artist, also known as “Sigu”, has been creating steampunk art with Gothic and post-apocalyptic influences for more than a decade.
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