Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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For all my friends who are snowed in – Art by James Ng

| 12. März 2014

Over here on the eastern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, we are enjoying an early spring. In my particular area, last Sunday was actually the warmest day in March on record. At the same time, vast areas of North America are still choked under a blanket of snow. For all of those unfortunates, my friend […]

Bleu Rose Design Steampunk Flasks

| 17. Januar 2014

One of the most frequent requests I get via æthermail are requests for posting something about this or that shop on Etsy. I usually do not do that. I am one of those cynical bastards who think “Is this driftwood or should I sell it on Etsy”. I guess some of you know what I […]

Grumbleputty – Steampunk Artifacts and Lovecraftian Art

| 11. Januar 2014

Once again it is time for a “this came in through the ætherbox” feature. Just last week, the gentleman and artist by the name of Grumbleputty sent me a message inquiring if his recent forray into the world of Steampunk could be featured on my blog. He also recommended an etsy shop to me which […]

Les Machines de L’ile de Nantes – Le Grand Eléphant

| 3. Januar 2014

I have mentioned this marvelous machine, the Great Elephant of L’ile de Nantes before, it also featured in my university presentation, but this is the first time I have actually found a video of it in action, so please enjoy:   Les Machines de L’ile de Nantes /// Le Grand Eléphant from Crossing Factory on […]

James Ng’s Panda Express

| 15. Dezember 2013

James Ng, one of the very first Steampunk artists I ever got in touch with has produced another outstanding painting. Like most of his work it is distinctly Asian and fits in smoothly with his work I have featured here before. So without further ado, here’s the Panda Express, both the finished and the sketch […]

Richard Nagy a.k.a. Datamancer has passed into the Æther

| 26. November 2013

The honourable genius inventor and tinkerer Richard Nagy, better known as Datamancer, has passed on. From what I know he was killed in a car accident last week. Richard was part of the bedrock of our scene, and although relatively few of us knew his face, I guess most of us have seen at least […]

My Son’s Steampunk Artwork

| 22. August 2013

The other day, my son, who only recently celebrated his third birthday, came to me, handed me his magic drawing board with a little picture he had just drawn on it and declared: “This is a Steampunk!” with all the dignity and pride only a little boy can muster. This is what he handed me: […]

Spinelly Arianne Photographie – Why are Spaniards so awesome?

| 14. August 2013

Continuing yesterday’s theme of visual art, today’s featured artist is Spinelly Arianne Photographie. Spinelly Arianne Photographie came to my attention because a lot of photographs of the Barcelona Steampunc crowd are by her, and those blew me away. For one thing, the photographs are a lot more colourful than you regularly get with Steampunk-themed photographic […]

The surreal Steampunk Art of Jarosław Jaśnikowski

| 13. August 2013

The flow of outstanding people producing amazing Steampunk art apparently never ends. Today’s featured artist is the honourable Jarosław Jaśnikowski of Poland. I recently came across his work while sifting through my usual sources for Steampunk material. Mr. Jarosław Jaśnikowski is unique in his mixing of Steampunk with distinctly surrealist elements, reminiscent of Dali. It […]

Gary Nicholls – The Imaginarium

| 11. August 2013

May I point your esteemed attention once again towards a brilliant artist: Gary Nicholls, a British photographic artist taking the steampunk world by storm, is preparing to release the first tranche of his conceptualised neo-gothic fairy story eponymously based on the Victorian fairground attractions of The Imaginarium. This fantastical tale celebrates the redemption of one […]