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Humongous Turtle Made Out of Old Scrap Metal

Tuesday 08.05.2014 , Posted by
1 Giant Steampunk Turtle

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Indonesian artist Ono Gaf creates large scale sculptures by welding together thousands of pieces of metal scraps from bicycles, cars, and machines. With his signature steampunk style, his most recent piece is this gigantic turtle. The 64 year old artist lives a very modest life in a tiny kampong with his wife, but is rich with happiness living out his dreams as an artist. He has held 11 exhibitions so far. [Read more…]


Intricate Sculptures Inside Pocket Watches

Friday 03.21.2014 , Posted by
Sue Beatrice Watch Sculptures 3

You won’t find many references to time inside these old pocket watches, but you will find delightful, miniature sculptures. Sue Beatrice is taking old broken watches and recycling them into tiny art you can hold in your hand… or your pocket. Her pieces are understandably filled with cogs and springs, levers and tiny screws; all forming a magical world filled with rabbits, foxes, and faeries. [Read more…]


Steampunk Inspired Lighting by Art Donovan

Monday 03.11.2013 , Posted by

Steampunk Lamps 1.

You’re probably familiar with “Steampunk,” but defining the term can be difficult. A generic definition according to is that it is “first and foremost a literary genre, or least a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that includes social or technological aspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually with some deconstruction of, reimagining of, or rebellion against parts of it (the punk).[Read more…]


Airship Ahoy! Superb Steampunk Paintings

Wednesday 12.26.2012 , Posted by

Vadim Voitekhovitch Steampunk Paintings_01

What could possibly be better than traveling in a dignified steam powered airship, surveying the prosperous land below through small paned windows, while wearing your finest victorian fashions? It’s hard to think of anything that would top such an experience, and Vadim Voitekhovitch’s steampunk oil paintings bring this fantastic alternate universe of the past to life with a realism that almost makes it tangible. [Read more…]


Steampunk Disney Princesses… and Dorothy

Friday 10.19.2012 , Posted by

Korean artist Inshoo has taken three of the Disney Princesses along with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and brought them a little more up to date: 1800’s style. His steampunk reworkings are pitch perfect and full of detail, all while retaining the spirit of the original characters. Which illustration do you think best represents the original story? [Read more…]


Paintings Brought To Life With Steam

Thursday 02.02.2012 , Posted by


Inside an old Victorian art studio in West Oakland, CA Gregorio de Masi is constructing yet another otherworldly creation. Born in LA in 1982 but growing up in Rome and London, he got inspired to make art at a very young age. Returning to the states to pursue a full-time career as an artist, Gregorio worked in an Art Department for feature films. It is there where he started to experiment with atmospheric fog machines and where the idea came to him to apply the use of those machines in a more visual way – to create live paintings. [Read more…]


Old Timey Star Wars

Thursday 09.15.2011 , Posted by

Very proper, these Star Wars prints are.” Old Timey Star Wars, a personal project by New York based designer Nick Agin, puts our favorite characters from a galaxy far away into somewhat updated attire. Backgrounds of a more modern and mathematical appearance mesh well with the figures, and lend a further element of some alternate reality. See more of Agin’s personal and professional work, along with a selection of prints for sale at [Read more…]