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Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

The 2010 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI drew 1700 entries, but the big news for steampunk aficionados was Parsifal, the Steampig. And “big” is the key word in that sentence. Steampig is a giant sculpture, measuring 55′ long, 25′ wide, and 36′ tall. For all that size, the work is beautifully crafted and was...
A Steampunk Tarot

A Steampunk Tarot

Etsy artist Charissa Drengsen is producing some striking steampunk tarot cards. Now, some are more steampunk than others. Death is simply beautiful, from the traditional skeleton to the mounted scarabs down the side. Harry Houdini as the Magician seems spot on. On the other hand, Albert Einstein as the Hierophant feels out of place to...
Steampunk Comes to Bergdorf's Windows

Steampunk Comes to Bergdorf’s Windows

Every year, the unveiling of the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City is a big deal. In fact, this year they released a very limited edition (550 copies) book about their windows (over $800 on Amazon!). Their windows are always a visual treat, but their year we have some definite steampunk (or...
Steampunk Makeover for Batman

Steampunk Makeover for Batman

The folks over at Whitechapel are having a bit of fun with the Dark Knight, giving him a steampunk-style makeover. More specifically, people were asked to create a poster for a steampunk era Batman movie. Some might quibble about whether the invention of movies is outside the traditional steampunk time period, but it’s all good...