The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returns to the Northern California city
Fire-spewing mechanical creatures might seem a better fit for Halloween than a Winter holiday celebration, but no one seemed to mind as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned Dec. 4 to Vallejo, California after a one-year hiatus.
Lord and Lady Towers unveiled Escapement Point, an art project six years in the making
Steampunk makers Lord and Lady Towers have gained a reputation for large-scale art projects such as D.I.N.O., their life-size mechanical dinosaur. But their latest magnum opus is a kinetic sculpture that’s the size and shape of a top hat.
Bay Area artist Eric Kelly exhibited his work in a historic mansion during Marin Open Studios
Readers of The Steampunk Explorer are likely familiar with the work of Eric Kelly, who transforms Victorian-era photographs into surreal portraits and dreamscapes. It got a recent showing in San Rafael, California.
Pramzius launches a line of timepieces based on historic trains from a Swiss railroad museum
Vintage trains and timepieces are icons of steampunk, and now a company in Connecticut has combined the two in Gauge Master, a series of watches that incorporate elements of historic locomotives.
Long Island-based mixed-media artist Francine Perri makes steampunk collages and jewelry
Francine Perri is proof that you don’t have to go to art school to create gallery-worthy artwork. A self-taught mixed media artist in Long Island, New York, she’s seen her creations featured in gallery shows, magazines, coffee table books, and more.
Retrofuturistic images from France and Germany offer a historic glimpse into the Year 2000
Back around 1900, several artists created whimsical images depicting life in the year 2000. They showed great imagination, but also demonstrated the ways in which artists are constrained by their cultural environments. We’ve compiled a gallery.
MB&F enlists a renowned engraver to create timepieces inspired by the science fiction author
Watchmaker MB&F has teamed with engraver Eddy Jaquet to create a limited-edition series of timepieces inspired by eight Jules Verne novels, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and From the Earth to the Moon.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Black Rock City won’t be built in the Nevada desert this year
Burning Man, the festival that has spawned numerous large-scale steampunk art projects over the years, is going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The gathering was scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in Northern Nevada.
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.
Demand for homemade face masks is growing as the CDC reconsiders its advice on public use
As COVID-19 continues to spread, steampunk makers and cosplayers may find more calls to fabricate homemade face masks, this time for the general public. They’re already making the masks for healthcare facilities.