Who Wants a Steampunk Gameboy?

The Gameboy was the most popular handheld video game device of its day. After its 1989 release in the United States, Nintendo sold its entire shipment of 1,000,000 devices within a few short weeks, and has sold more than 118 million since its inception. With all the Gameboys sold, there are understandably a lot laying around. So what will you do with your old one? You make it even older with a dose of steampunk!

Humongous Turtle Made Out of Old Scrap Metal

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.

Intricate Sculptures Inside Pocket Watches

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.

Steampunk Inspired Lighting by Art Donovan

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You’re probably familiar with “Steampunk,” but defining the term can be difficult. A generic definition according to Steampunk.com 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).

Airship Ahoy! Superb Steampunk Paintings

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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.

Steampunk Disney Princesses… and Dorothy

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?

Paintings Brought To Life With Steam

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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.

Old Timey Star Wars

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 cargocollective.com.