Some hot steam can be unutterably cool

... as well as some pipes, chrome, brass, gears and daughters of intrepid inventors. The grandiose, audacious visions stemming from Victorian style and Age of Scientific Wonders are often translated into very real modern gadgets and some wicked art. As long as this trend continues, we will be serving this steamy dish of clockwork goodness. Bon Appetit!

This page will be constantly updated (just like our Retro-Future page), as we add the material, so bookmark it, or mark its location on our homepage (inside "Features") and come back often. Let's start with unique steampunk-influenced art and deliciously obsolete gear:

(convert your garburator into a quantum computing input device)

Antique Digital Calculators & Other Steampunk Gear

You know you want these retro masterpieces
Spectacular Steampunk Art Update

Part 2 of this eye-popping, mind-boggling series
Airships & Tentacles

Exclusive Interview with artist Myke Amend
Stunningly Intricate: Curta Mechanical Calculators

Perfected in a concentration camp, as a gift to Hitler!
Awesome Vintage Calculators

Highly desirable objects of technological genius
Steampunk Scooter & Other Machines by Arthur van Poppel

Jules Verne's Styled Music Submarines
The New Motor, or
The Steam-Powered Messiah

A locomotive "god" from the Victorian times
Hansen's Writing Ball & Other Unusual Typewriters

Linear, Ball & Other Gorgeous Writing Machines
Robots: Art & Technology

DRB Series: vintage robots in arts
The Art of Grotesque

Things that do more than just go "bump" in the night
Steampunk Art Update

Electrifying works from a gaslight era
The Machine-Animals of Nantes

Mechanical Elephants Forever
Awesome Tank Modification

This church means business

(steampunk-related masterpieces of obsolete technology)

Sleek Vintage Salon Hair Dryers

Chrome Coolness, Gentle Breeze and Space Age Fashion
Gorgeous Espresso Machines

Awesome steam: retro & modern examples
Airship Dreams, Part 2: Even Bigger!

More glorious Zeppelins for a dieselpunk treat
Airship Dreams, Part 1

Glorious Retro Airships & New Extreme Dirigibles
Awesome Armoured Trains and Rail Cruisers

Great symbols of power and "stable stagnation"
Strange Deep-Sea Diving Suits

Under Pressure... and Enjoying It
Strangest Tanks in History, Part 2

The Power to Terrify: the First World War Tanks
Strangest Tanks in History, Part 1

From Early Tank Ideas to Enormous Pre-WW1 Steam Tanks
Huge Airborne Aircraft Carriers

Planes on top of planes... with more planes inside!

Streamlined Train Wonders of the Art Deco Era

Trains and Railways Extravaganza
Ugly, Belching Steam-Powered Tractors

Mean (not lean) vintage machines
Steam Buses & Trucks

Loud, Obnoxious, Geek-Dreams on Wheels
Cars with Propellers, Part 2

Futuristic "Pillbug", built in 1936 in Germany
Cars with Propellers, Part 1

Essential steampunk transportation
Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

DRB Pic of the Day: Rusted & Abandoned Wonder-Plane
A Codebreaker's Dream: The Bombe!

"The Bombe" vs. "The Enigma" code battle
Extraordinary Clocks and Watches

"Time does not exist. Clocks exist."
The Cutting Edge of Retro Tech

They will be renaming HiFi to HyFy, starting April 1st

A Round-up of Unusual Globes

Measure Your Ego with a Globe
Coolest Retro Devices

Some were more portable than others
Unusual Clock Mechanisms

To simply tell the time is not the point
Retro Technology: Cold War Phones

Plus Dialup Computer Mods

Vintage Miniature & Spy Cameras

Collectible Cameras for Inconspicuous Photography

Wooden Laptop
& Other Steampunk'd Computers

working model made out of wood
Retro Technology Update

An eclectic collection of steampunk devices
Automated Music Instruments

Unusual Instrument / Robot Hybrids

(bizarre and extreme art, photography, history and gadgetry)

Machines Alive! The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Is it a dream, or a nightmare?
Industrial Photography with a Soul

Iron Bridges, Gothic Bell Towers and Mystery Machines
Drinking of Absinthe: Dancing with the Green Fairy

The Bohemian Realm of Absinthiana
Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures

Living independent from their creators?
Dieselpunk: Love Affair with a Machine

Surreal industrial art & culture
Quick Shot: Dieselpunk Art

DRB Pic of the Day: Grimy Airships
Monsters on Display

Night in the Museum: Weird Galleries and Fossils
Animal Armor: A New Art Form?

Pretty much invincible cats and mice
Extraordinary Art from Metal

Made from "found" and military scrap objects
Cyberpunk Art Update

Fashion with teeth, shoes with spikes

(more reviews forthcoming)

Alastair Reynolds' Epic Novels

"Chasm City" with its steam tech

Interview with Jeff VanderMeer

Triumph of the bizarre... and the rise of squidpunk
DRB Exclusive:
Steampunk Art Store Opens!

Featuring new awesome DRB painting

Also Read: "Retro-Future Series" ->



Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

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Anonymous Steve said...

I absolutely love this stuff...


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