If there is a perfect dieselpunk video game, it must be BioShock (our review here). It has several of the genre’s major influences (Art Deco, Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, dystopian fiction like Nineteen Eighty-Four, Hugh Ferriss, the Red Scare and Jazz) as well as tropes (the lone hero fighting the system, mind control).
It’s the BioShock aesthetic, though, that is the most evocative.
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“Remton” is an artist from France who combines steampunk, dieselpunk and fantasy elements in his work.
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Leos “Okita” Ng is an artist from Singapore with more than a few steampunk works in his portfolio.
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Nicholas Maxson-Francombe is a Belgian artist, many of whose brilliant digital paintings are set in a dark steampunk world that he calls “1895 Welded Iron”.
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Andree Wallin is a concept artist from Sweden who worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Rogue One (2016). His personal artwork includes landscapes and scenes that would be perfect for a steam- or cyberpunk story.
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Dim (short for Dimitris) Martin is a talented artist from Greece. I first found his work when he did one of the covers for the excellent dieselpunk comic series Skies of Fire (our review here). His portfolio includes many more dieselpunk works, spanning the spectrum from decopunk to noir to Weird War.
Here’s a taste.
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Rostyslav Zagornov is a Ukrainian artist, many of whose paintings have an otherworldly quality to them.
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Paul Catherall is a London-based artist who specializes in bold linocuts of architectural landmarks that have a definitive “decodent” quality to them. Paul has worked for such prestigious clients as British Airways, Pallant House Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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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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