“Hanamity” is the alias of a Russian artist. Many of his works are set in an alternative 1920s, straddling the boundary between steampunk and dieselpunk.Continue reading “The Art of Hanamity”
Lantern City was an ambitious attempt to create a trans-media steampunk experience. Set on a parallel Earth where the majority of the population is oppressed by a ruling class that literally lives above the rest, the franchise focused on an underground resistance movement.
The project spawned an illustrated novel (2013) and comic book series (2015-16), but a planned TV series never got underway.
Luckily, we still have the concept art!Continue reading “The Art of Lantern City”
Justin Van Genderen is an American graphic designer, who Space Age-style illustrations draw on movies like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey for inspiration.Continue reading “The Art of Justin Van Genderen”
Remy Hoff is a Norwegian artist with two passions: botany and steampunk. It turns out the two combine exceptionally well. These are some great settings for a steampunk story.Continue reading “The Art of Remy Hoff”
Tamara Łempicka (1898-1980), known as Tamara de Lempicka, was a Polish artist who lived in Paris between the world wars and relocated to the United States in 1939.
Her breakthrough came at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which gave its name to the Art Deco movement. She exhibited her paintings in two of the exhibition’s venues, where they were spotted by journalists from Harper’s Bazaar and other fashion magazines. Exhibitions in Italy and the United States followed.Continue reading “The Art of Tamara de Lempicka”
Maciej Rebisz is the man behind Space That Never Was, which imagines the Space Race didn’t end. Spacecraft based on the Apollo mission that first landed men on the Moon now travel to Venus. The Soviets reached the Moon. There are crewed missions to Mars. Private space companies flourish. The people of Earth, as Rebisz puts it, have “never stopped dreaming big and aiming high.”Continue reading “The Art of Maciej Rebisz”
Ulric Leprovost is a French artist with an unmistakable style of his own. I’ve picked the most steampunk-looking pieces from his portfolio.Continue reading “The Art of Ulric Leprovost”
In late 2008, CGSociety launched its largest competition to date called “Steampunk: Myths and Legends”. There was $22,000 in prize money for artists to render traditional myths and legends in the steampunk style, “using elements of gears, springs, brass and steam power.”Continue reading “Steampunk Myths and Legends”
Darek Zabrocki is a concept artist from Poland who has worked on such projects as the video game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and the movie Maze Runner. There are also a few steam- and dieselpunk pieces among his personal artworks.Continue reading “The Art of Darek Zabrocki”