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Monthly archive November, 2012
The Steampunk Art of Brian Kesinger

The Steampunk Art of Brian Kesinger

Brian Kesinger spends his days working as a story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Now, for a lot of people, having a dream job like that would be enough, but not for Kesinger. In addition to his work at Disney, he has been putting his own distinctive stamp on Steampunk artwork for the last...
Steampunk Lighting at Restoration Hardware

Steampunk Lighting at Restoration Hardware

Steampunk continues to make inroads on mainstream style. Restoration Hardware has always showcased distinctive styles and their current lighting offerings include a number of options that have a Steampunk feel to them. Of course, the prices aren’t exactly budget friendly, but if you are creating a Steampunk look for a room, the investment might be...

Six Steampunk KickStarters You Funded in November

More people turn to KickStarter each day to get their projects off the ground and Steampunk creators are no different. It’s been a good year for Steampunk on KickStarter, and in November alone you successfully funded six different projects. 1. Laser Lace Letters – 7 Tangible Steampunk Stories A very unusual art project. The stories...
Amazing Flying Machines from Red Ronin Games

Amazing Flying Machines from Red Ronin Games

Amazing Flying Machines is the first game from a newcomer Red Ronin Games for the iPad 2 and 3. The game is centered on a series of missions against sky pirates in an attempt to rescue the world’s gold supply, gold being necessary for the Tesla-designed engines that run the airships in the game. As...
Steampunk is Terrorism?

Steampunk is Terrorism?

Some of you may have already heard the story. If not, let me bring you up to speed. Last Thursday, Geoffrey McGann of Rancho Palos Verdes, California tried to take a flight from the Oakland airport. As with other passengers, he stood in line at security. When he got the front, he put his backpack...
The World Sky Race

The World Sky Race

Very few things are more iconic to Steampunk than airships. Zeppelins, dirigibles, blimps, balloons, etc. are part and parcel to getting around in our neo-Victorian worlds. Unfortunately, in our own world, airships have fared poorly over the last 75 years. Sadly, if you see a blimp today, it probably just means there is a football...
Anna Karenina Opening Today

Anna Karenina Opening Today

At long last, the new film version of Anna Karenina is opening, albeit to mixed reviews. Director Joe Wright and lead actress Kiera Knightly have worked together twice before, on Pride and Prejudice in 2005 and Atonement in 2007. These efforts were both critical and financial successes, so news of a third collaboration on something...