Steampunk Culture: The Art Of The New Generation

The amazing mixture of the vintage steam era and fantastic sci-fi - 8 years ago by

Steampunk is a word that came from science fiction novels and animated movies that quickly and suddenly but absolutely became a massive trend and even evolved to a massive culture and a masterful art. What steampunk really means is an incredible yet a bit odd mixture of old and new, basically vintage meats fantastic. It is a representation of a fusion between technology and aesthetic design inspired by the industrial steam-powered machinery from the 19thcentury.

The stories in this fictional genre are mostly tales of an alternative history or post-apocalyptic worlds set in the 19th century either in the British Victorian era or in the American “Wild West”.

Steampunk has found its way into basically everything, from tattoos to music and literature. Here are some examples of that weird but very captivating culture:

The global success of this crazy fantastic style is in fact undeniable and it seems it is here to stay. And just think that it all started as simple as that:

Personally, I think Victorian fantasies are going to be the next big thing, as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like 'steam-punks', perhaps.

—K.W. Jeter


Here are some more examples of the steampunk culture:
Awe-inspiring steampunk tattoos –

The Romanian steampunk bistro Joben –

Richard Clarck's rotary phone –