The automobile of 1973, as imagined in 1923

Taken from a 1923 “Science and Invention” Magazine cover. Three things stand out from this illustration. First, two years after 1973 we did have a car which was almost all window, the AMC Pacer, and it was quickly realized that passengers could cook inside a car with such large windows. This future vehicle would be…

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Updated: The Architecture of Antonio Sant’Elia

When it comes to early 20th Century architecture, the Modernists such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Art Deco visionaries such as Albert Anis and John Wellborn Root, Jr. get all the glory but one of the unsung heroes of the period is a man whose designs were never truly realized, but…

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ElectroSwingFriday: Thrift Shop (Bart & Baker Electro Swing Remix) – Postmodern Jukebox

That’s right, I managed to combine ElectroSwingFriday with my love of the band Postmodern Jukebox! Here’s PMJ’s cover of “Thrift Shop” for ya. Related articles Postmodern Jukebox Performs the Song ‘Anaconda’ by Nicki Minaj as a Vintage Bluegrass Hoedown ‘Shake It Off’ gets the Motown remix it always needed Postmodern Jukebox

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The InSomnia Dieselpunk RPG looks gorgeous

A couple of months ago I realized that a lot of the dieselpunk art I had been posting was concept artwork for a computer RPG called InSomnia, particularly the work of Nikolay Yeliseyev, who I featured last year. Well, InSomnia had a successful campaign on Kickstarter and is now fully funded looks like it will…

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10 Dieselpunk Industrial Edison Bulb Lighting Ideas

Filament light bulbs, more commonly known these days by hipsters and dieselpunks as Edison Bulbs, are spreading across the interior design world like warmly glowing glass bowls of soft orange light. Just switching one on gives a room a sepiatone atmosphere, and as they can be looked at directly you can do all kinds of…

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Dieselpunk Industrial Designs by 600v

600v, also known as ixlrlxi, is a big of an enigma. We know he’s a guy, that he’s Russian, and that he designs some pretty out of this world vehicles, along with some other horror and fantasy art. Go visit his DeviantArt page here. This post is an update from one originally posted January 15,…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Dieselpunk Movie

I finally got a chance to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel a couple of weeks ago and the more I think about it the more I feel that while it might not be Science Fiction, it’s still decidedly Dieselpunk. Like most Wes Anderson films, GBH is a flight of fancy, drawing the viewer into a…

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The Retro Art of Christian Pearce

Christian Pearce is an artist, illustrator and conceptual artist working primarily with WETA Workshop on such films as King Kong, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Elysium and the forthcoming The Last Days on Mars. You can see more of his work at his blog here. Like all great conceptual artists, he also likes…

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Nerdtastic BioShock Nerf pistol

I found this on Pinterest, so you’ll have to forgive me for not knowing the artist who modified this one. I worked on a couple of steampunk Nerfs for the semi-steampunk Pantomime I directed back in December (I will get around to posting some awesome pics of that soon, too), but they were hastily colored…

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Dieselpunk Short Film – “Strega: Unbound”

It’s the 1940’s during WWII, and Professor Eidelberg is being forced by a secret Nazi cult to steal an ancient manuscript. But dealing with forbidden knowledge comes at a price. dieselpunk, steampunk, pulp, lovecraft, cthulhu Made popular by the steampunk web series Dirigible Days, Salazar Strega appears in this separate, stand-alone, pulp film noir supernatural…

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