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A blog for the critical steampunk

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4:30 PM
July 1st, 2014
emporioefikz:

Artist : Kuzmin Vladimir 


emporioefikz:

Artist : Kuzmin Vladimir 

(via steampunktendencies)

12:45 PM
July 1st, 2014
steampunktendencies:

IRONMAN steampunk by Vinz-el-Tabanas


steampunktendencies:

IRONMAN steampunk by Vinz-el-Tabanas

11:41 AM
July 1st, 2014

Hopefully, I’ll have another book to review. I wasn’t quick enough to catch a review for Steampunk Magazine (because everyone else is in a different timezone. Ack), but someone has Tim Akers’ The Horns of Ruin in our library system, so I have my name in for a chance to read that.

So…hopefully soon.

8:48 AM
June 25th, 2014

limevines wrote...
Hi there! I was wondering, do you know any tips about clothing from American 1860s-1890s? Specifically girls dresses, gowns from a richer side. Anything off the top of your head, don't want to be annoying. I check your historical clothing master post but everything was specifically English [at least, the internet ones]. Whatever you have on this subject is greatly appreciated. So sorry if this is an annoying or stupid question, and by the way, I love your art and your rocks are glorious. Thanks!


shoomlah:

American fashions weren’t vastly different from their European counterparts at the time, actually!  Especially with the advent of the telegraph, communication and cultural exchange across the ocean sped up dramatically- American fashion might be behind the times, sure, but it would usually only be by a year or two.

(everyone stop what you’re doing right now and read The Victorian Internet, it’s amazing)

Nonetheless, American dress is it’s own beast- different resources and different politics create things like the advent of  Zouave jackets after the War, or Amelia Bloomer’s dress reform movement that is so American as to eventually be referred to as “American dress.”  The great thing about this time period is that you can still get your hands on American fashion plates, photography, and even extant dresses from the era- all the easier if you’re looking for fashions of wealthy privileged people.  Here are a bunch of books that could point you in the right direction:

Less what you’re looking for since you mentioned well-off fashion and finery, but still a great read:

I hope that’s a start!  Do remember that the 1860’s - 1890’s is a pretty broad swath- that’s forty years, almost half a century, and so you’ll probably want to pinpoint the era you’re looking at more specifically. :)

-C

12:46 PM
June 10th, 2014

steampunktendencies:

Luxurious cars by Metal Art workshop Vrbanus


Steampunk Victorian filigree beetle Volkswagen by Metal Art shop Vrbanus, Sisak, Croatia. Three craftsmen spent 3000 hours, about four months on the painstaking job with details such as 24-carat gold leaf embelishments and a hand-stiched leather interior. (vrbanus)

10:51 AM
June 5th, 2014
9:12 AM
May 30th, 2014
typette:

christophermarkperez:

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam
Warrior from the Edge of Time and Beyond the Seam of Space. Powered by an unknowable source. Animated by Spirits Great. Guided by the Hand of Fate.
——Photographer: C’est moiPhotographer’s Assistant: Judith TuranoModel/Couture/MUA: Tithann Thanh
——Strobist Info: Elinchrom BX500Ri into bounce umbrella over camera

NEXT ASSASSINS CREED LEAD CHARACTERMAKE IT SO


typette:

christophermarkperez:

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam

Warrior from the Edge of Time and Beyond the Seam of Space. Powered by an unknowable source. Animated by Spirits Great. Guided by the Hand of Fate.

——
Photographer: C’est moi
Photographer’s Assistant: Judith Turano
Model/Couture/MUA: Tithann Thanh

——
Strobist Info: Elinchrom BX500Ri into bounce umbrella over camera

NEXT ASSASSINS CREED LEAD CHARACTER

MAKE IT SO

(Source: Flickr / christophersoddsandsods, via aerialbotsofficial)

4:30 PM
May 29th, 2014
A Solitary World - Steampunk Themed Short Film Inspired by the Works of H.G. Wells

(Source: optimalhumanmodulation)

12:45 PM
May 29th, 2014
quarkmaster:


Cobbled Wings
Artist Matthew Stewart
 


8:15 PM
May 28th, 2014
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