A look at sixteen historical figures who are steampunk inspirations, or maybe should be
Now it can be revealed: The identities of the historical figures in our new social media banner. Most lived their entire lives in the 19th century, and each was prominent in some way, as an author, artist, social reformer, or head of state.
In these times of sharp political disagreements, Professor Elemental asks steampunks to get along
“Don’t walk away from steampunk or exclude people just because of the odd wrong opinion,” the Professor writes. “You can always agree to disagree.” And if you do engage, “for god’s sake do it in person and not on Twitter.”
A scientist (and steampunk fan) probes remote ocean depths in search of strange creatures
“Science and steampunk share a sense of exploration, exuberant discovery, and invention for its own sake,” writes our guest contributor. Her research brought her to a vast underwater mountain range where superheated water spews from below.
A personal home décor project became a paying hobby for an artist in Helena, Montana
Some artists work in wood, clay, or bronze. But like many other steampunk makers, Don Reich works with parts you might find in an antique shop or salvage yard: pipes, gauges, valves, fans, even an old Dictaphone or sewing machine.
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
Bruce Rosenbaum discusses his past work, future plans, and thoughts on the creative process
Few steampunk artists have received as much media attention as Bruce Rosenbaum. He’s been described as the “Steampunk Guru” and “Steampunk Evangelist,” and was recently featured in Amazing Interiors on Netflix.
A steampunk airship by Krewe of Anarchy is a big hit in the Florida city’s Mardi Gras parade
Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parade is a big regional attraction, drawing tens of thousands of spectators. One krewe adopted steampunk as its theme, fabricating costumes and building an airship float. Krewe member Lew Attardo tells their story.
Inspired by The Wild Wild West, David Carlyle transforms horse trailers into small homes
Photo Gallery: An ill-fated business venture led a semi-retired landscape architect to a pastime converting old horse trailers into Victorian-style homes on wheels. David Carlyle calls it a hobby, but he’s sold the trailers for about $30,000 each.
A photographer in the UK casts real people as characters in his visual steampunk tale
Photo Gallery: Graphic novels are nothing new, but Gary Nicholls has taken the concept of graphic storytelling to a new level with The Imaginarium, a steampunk saga told in the form of fine art images made from photographs.
Just in time for Halloween, a tour of selected locations from a new cemetery travel guide
Photo Gallery: San Francisco author Loren Rhoads has carved a niche for herself writing about cemeteries. In a three-part series, we’ll look at notable places from her book, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. Part I: Locations in the U.S. and Canada.