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SteamPunk

February 24, 2011

did anyone else watch Smashing Pumpkin’s video for “tonight tonight” and think “I LOVE THAT STYLE!! But what is it? Victorian? Gothic? Dreams? Science fiction?”. Obviously I did…and not only for that, but pretty much asked the same question for all of Tim Burtons films.

and…here is the answer (if you were actually wondering).
the style is called steam punk and it’s fabulous!!! The name actually was coined in the 80s, but i have been hearing about it lately and all I could figure out was goggles and gears. So I did a little research and found out more about it.

It is “a literary genre which explores science fiction themes from the perspective of the Victorian era and based on technology extrapolated from science and engineering capabilities of the 18th and 19th centuries”

Think Jules Vernes and HG Wells. And the style encompasses a lot! Fashion, typography, design, you name it.


elizabethvincelette.com


steampunk clipart


cruzine.com

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