Thursday, February 17, 2011

Steampunk Beyond the Book

What is Steampunk?
             Steampunk is a sub-genre of science-fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that became quite popular in the 80's and early 90's. Steampunk novels are generally based in a part of the world that is still relying mainly on steam power, which generally places the era of the book in the 19th century and Victorian Britain. An important characteristic of Steampunk is that it incorporates prominent elements of science fiction or fantasy.

But Steampunk is more than just a genre, it's a lifestyle. Artist all around the world are making "Steampunk inspired" art, fashion, jewelry, and literature.  

Some YA Steampunk Literature....

Cassandra Clare's Newest Series!
Scott Westerfeld's Newest Series!

Some Art, Fashion, and Jewelry....

These are some Steampunk inspired Jewelry pieces created by Bionic Unicorn an artist who's profile and shop can be located on Etsy

Message of Passion fashion designer, creates many Steampunk inspired clothing pieces. You can visit her profile and shop at Etsy

Artist and Creator of Crude Things Art uses Steampunk for inspiration when creating his art. His profile and shop can be seen using Etsy

Steampunk is unique, interesting, and engaging. See if you can incorporate a little Steam and a little Punk into your creations. And when you're done, show us what you've made!

Post by: Leslie

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