In this new series of weekly posts, we’re seeking out and digging up the latest SteamPUNK related news, entertainment, and fashion articles from around the globe and bringing them to you in one easy-to-digest post.
IN THIS POST, WE’VE GOT:
- Guardian, Astonishing Steampunk Vespa by Pulsar Projects [Photo Gallery]
- [New Game] Steampunk Racing 3D Is Wacky Races By Way Of Tim Burton
- This steampunk girls’ adventure novel might actually knock your goggles off
- Introduction to steampunk fashion
- Finally, we have achieved arm-mounted steampunk typewriter technology
- Steampunk | Off Book | PBS
Steampunk Racing 3D Android Game Review
Let’s get to the PUNK’s…
NUMBER SE7EN: Introduction to steampunk fashion
Even if you’ve never heard of “steampunk” — the retro-future mash-up that marries science fiction and the Victorian era (think Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” or H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine”) — you’re likely to be intrigued by what’s depicted on the pages of “Steampunk Fashion: Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe” (Graffito Books, $24.95). Part source book for emerging and established designers dabbling in the oeuvre and part glossy, coffee-table art book, it showcases 21 people and brands and their wares.
If you’ve got fond memories of spending Saturday morning watching the antics of Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop, and Dick Dastardly (themselves based on The Great Race from 1965), then you should check out Steampunk Racing 3D. While it doesn’t have the same abundance of personality as the Hanna Barbara classic, it’s definitely got the cartoonish exaggeration down pat. In this full polygonal racer, you’re tasked with navigating your steam-powered contraption through an Industrial Revolution setting while dealing with other racers, with varying degrees of prejudice.
Vespa scooters are a milestone in the 2-wheeled world with their iconic design which is as simple as it is unmistakeable. However, their classic attire can be transformed into something new, with a character so striking and unique that it really makes us gape in awe. And the Guardian, Pulsar Projects’ steampunk Vespa is such a scooter.
It’s hard not to love a book that begins with the sentence, “And then there was an explosion.” It’s also hard not to love a young-adult-girl-power-steampunk-romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
2013 is already looking like a year of incredible scientific breakthroughs, especially if you ignore the fact that this video was originally posted way back in February 2012.
NUMBER 2WO: Steampunk Racing 3D Android Game Review
Tired of playing the usual racing game with flashy cars? You might want to check out Steampunk Racing 3D created by Arb Studios LLC which not only lets you race but lets you destroy your opponents in the process as well. The game is set in a steampunk inspired industrial world where you will race to the death with only your vehicle as your ally.
NUMBER 1NE: Steampunk | Off Book | PBS
Steampunk art evokes an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.
READ MORE HERE: http://whatweekly.com/2012/12/31/steampunk-off-book-pbs/
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