Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) was an American architect and illustrator, whose drawings inspired the look of Gotham City (the home of Batman) and dieselpunk classic Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Continue reading “The Art of Hugh Ferriss”
Mort Künstler is an American artist well-known for his highly-detailed Civil War paintings. He started his career as a magazine illustrator in the 1950s and 60s, contributing cover artwork to popular men’s magazines such as True, Argosy and Saga. Here is a taste of his work. Continue reading “The Pulp Art of Mort Künstler”
After the “Ottensian” Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), maybe we will soon have a real “Piecraftian” dieselpunk movie as well.
Panzer 88 is an upcoming horror film that tells the story of a German Tiger tank in retreat from Russia in the winter of 1944. The five-man crew of the panzer stumbles across a Jewish town that was previously the target of an SS purge. There they become the target of a vengeful supernatural entity “that will stop at nothing until they’re destroyed.” Continue reading “Panzer 88: Nazi Madness in the Snow”
Art Fitzpatrick is one of those forgotten heroes of the Golden Era whose romantic advertisements for period automakers as Lincoln, Pontiac and Studebaker continue to enchant up to this very day. Continue reading “The Art of Art Fitzpatrick”
Thomas Pringle is an artist from Denmark with a talent for eerie and ominous depictions. The drawing on display here renders the gloomy scene of an unusual contraption under construction in some desolate mechanics factory. Continue reading “The Art of Thomas Pringle”
Up and away! Outfitted in brass and equipped with steam-powered levitation technology, this aerial pioneer launches into the sky toward perils and travels amid the clouds! Continue reading “The Art of Likaspapaya”
Dinotopia is a lost island where humans and dinosaurs live together in peaceful interdependence. Artist and author James Gurney introduced Dinotopia in a series of illustrated books beginning in 1992. Continue reading “James Gurney’s Dinotopia”