Title pages from old insurance maps are models for steampunk and neo-Victorian design
Old maps might seem like an unusual source for design inspiration. But the fire insurance maps published in the 19th and early 20th centuries by the Sanborn Map Company have had a big influence on steampunk and neo-Victorian design.
A quick guide to color in steampunk images, plus useful online tools for building color themes
Steampunk imagery can include the full spectrum of reproducible colors, but browns and other warm colors tend to dominate. Learn more about colors in steampunk art as well as tools for generating your own steampunk color themes.
Bruce Rosenbaum curates an art exhibit at the tech company’s offices in Cambridge, Mass.
Google employees will get daily glimpses of steampunk creativity thanks to an art exhibit portraying 19th century authors and inventors as mechanical comic book superheroes. The artwork is based on Bruce Rosenbaum’s Humachines.
An exhibition by the Ohio Valley Art League draws steampunk works from 12 artists
Photo Gallery: The Ohio Valley Art League in Henderson, Kentucky, is hosting Steampunk’d, a juried exhibition of steampunk works that runs through Jan. 4. It features 19 pieces by 12 artists, including 2D and 3D works in a variety of media.
A Michigan steampunk artist has her greatest success selling handmade jewelry close to home
Most people go to farmers’ markets for deals on fresh produce, but at the one in Flint, Michigan, you can find Heather Wright selling her handmade steampunk jewelry. Her creations recently caught the eye of Michigan Radio.
A Guide to Finding Steampunk Fonts (Part 1)
What makes a good steampunk font? And how do you find them? In Part One of this series, we look at the considerations in choosing a steampunk font and some popular fonts that are absolutely free.
A Guide to Finding Steampunk Fonts (Part 2)
In the first installment of this series, I discussed options for finding free fonts that are suitable for steampunk designs. But often, free fonts are not up to the task. Here's a look at the best places to find steampunk fonts for sale. . .