Roy Gjertson studied art in Minnesota and Los Angeles before serving as a B-24 radio operating and gunner during World War II. After the war, he resumed his career as an illustrator for aviation companies in California.
Gjertson is best known for the work he did for General Dynamics in San Diego. During his two decades there, he drew everything from commercial airliners to futuristic space shuttles for the company’s advertisements and proposals.
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Andrew Ferez is a Russian artist, whose work includes dieselpunk trains, steampunk robots and flying boats — all set in an eerie world that appears to have been the victim of some sort of catastrophe.
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Wojciech Ostrycharz is a Polish artist and illustrator living in Spain, who recreates scenes from the novels of Jules Verne.
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Edward F. Howard is a Los Angeles-based artist, many of whose paintings hint at steampunk adventures in the colonies.
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Hungarian artist Tari Márk Dávid recreates icon midcentury pictures as well as posters and scenes from the ultimate dieselpunk game, BioShock (our review here and more BioShock art here).
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Ian McQue is a concept artist and illustrator who has worked in the game industry for over twenty years, including as lead concept artist and assistant art director for the bestselling Grand Theft Auto series. He also drew covers for Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet. His personal work includes a number of magnificent dieselpunk scenes.
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“MrXpk” is an artist from Mexico, who creates delightful fake vintage posters and advertisements.
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Hardkor 44 was a Polish film production. The idea was to show an alternate take on the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in the style of Sin City (2005) and 300 (2006). A group of Polish resistance fighters would have an army of Nazi cyborgs.
The movie was canceled, but we still have the concept art!
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Andy Warhol, the King of Pop Art, is one of the best-known artists of the twentieth century: an advertisement mogul, creator extraordinaire and mentor to equally famed and fabled artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Even if you’re not familiar with Warhol’s art, you will likely have heard of him and recognize his fabled soup can illustration.
The La Boverie museum in Liège, Belgium has delved deeper than soup cans and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and set up a marvelous expo covering all decades of Warhol’s life and the work he produced in those times. Making Warhol: The American Dream Factory a must-visit (in as far as possible) for fans of modern and midcentury art.
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David Holland is a British digital artist, whose cyberpunk cityscapes combine Blade Runner and BioShock influences.
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