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99 Sweet Steampunk Renditions

From Victorian Smartphone Docks to Retro-Inspired Abodes

— May 19, 2012 — Art & Design
Combining the past with the present is the creative inspiration behind the number of sweet steampunk renditions that have been cropping up in every market from graphic novels, art and sculpture to transportation and fashion.

Originating in the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the steampunk genre is based on the incorporation of old-school steam technology and steam-powered objects into modern creations. Most of these designs feature Victorian-inspired pieces that are futuristic, even by present day standards, but are constructed as if they were predictions of the future made eras ago.

Popular images that come to mind when one thinks of the steampunk model are fictitious machines quoted by the famed authors H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

These objects present a unique combination of predictions from the past, which are incorporated into projections of the future.
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Wicked Reptile Art
Wicked Reptile Art
Jeroen Backx Created a Sick TurtleTank Character
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Brainy Computer Peripherals
Brainy Computer Peripherals
The Peter Balch Steampunk Brain Mouse Raises the Bar
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Spiked Spectacle Cycles
Spiked Spectacle Cycles
The Nemesis Skate Cycle is a Badass Piece of Charitable Art
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Stunning Steampunk Effects
Stunning Steampunk Effects
The Henry Waltz Teaser is Stirring Up Some Buzz
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Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Yami Guru Creates DIY Trick-Or-Treat Buckets
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Laboratory Lighting
Laboratory Lighting
Create an Easy Experiment With the Beaker Table Lamp
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90
Trumpeting iPhone Speakers
Trumpeting iPhone Speakers
The Analog Tele-Phonographer Amplifies Your Cellphone's Sound
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Flask-Based Lighting
Flask-Based Lighting
These Alessandro Marelli Lamps are Experimentally Industrial
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88
Steampunk Cyborg Portraits
Steampunk Cyborg Portraits
Concept Art for Bioshock's Handyman is Tragic and Menacing
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Edible Steampunk Art
Edible Steampunk Art
Elizabeth Marek's Steampunk Cake is Almost Too Cool to Eat
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Miniature Steampunk Sculptures
Miniature Steampunk Sculptures
The Daniel Proulx Steampunk Beholder is Only 4 cm Big
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Scintillating Steampunk Art
Scintillating Steampunk Art
The Edge of Time by Artur Sadlos is Imaginative
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Victorian Firearm Weapons
Victorian Firearm Weapons
The Steampunk Sub-Machine Gun Annihilates in the Looks Department
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Junktastic Record Players
Junktastic Record Players
Simon Jansen's Steampunk Record Player is Made of Upcycled Garbage
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Electronic Steampunk Magazines
Electronic Steampunk Magazines
Steampulp Publishing LLC is on the Cutting Edge
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Steampunk Story Art
Steampunk Story Art
Ry-Spirit Captures a Sensational Sci-Fi World with Anime Inventiveness
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Oversized Steampunk Trikes
Oversized Steampunk Trikes
The Steampunk Racer is a Gigantic Penny-Farthing Recreation
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Suave Steampunk Mancessories
Suave Steampunk Mancessories
Steampunk USB Cufflinks are Perfect for Artistic Geeks
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Opulent Burnished Bars
Opulent Burnished Bars
The Tazmania Ballroom is A Thoroughly Lavish Modern Club
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Cinematic Steampunk Toys
Cinematic Steampunk Toys
The Inception-Inspired Electromagnetic Spinning Top Rotates Infinitely
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Wooden Robot Icons
Wooden Robot Icons
The Steampunk R2-D2 Comes from a Galaxy Not So Far Away
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Steampunk Music Players
Steampunk Music Players
The Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro Blasts Music From a Baroque-Styled Box
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Retro-Futuristic Lighting
Retro-Futuristic Lighting
The Brass Steampunk Solar Lamp by Weirdward Works
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Spherical Steampunk Writers
Spherical Steampunk Writers
The Writing Ball is a Peculiar Vintage Typewriter
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Manly Gentleman Accessories
Manly Gentleman Accessories
The Steampunk Miniature Pipe Wrenches Cufflinks for the Suave Dresser
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Da Vinci Smartphone Designs
Da Vinci Smartphone Designs
The iSteamPhone Steampunks Your Favorite Touchscreen
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Metallic Steampunk Infants
Metallic Steampunk Infants
Guillermo Rigattieri Brings a Mechanical Aesthetic to His Work
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Steampunk LightCycles
Steampunk LightCycles
This Doktor A Creation is a Vintage Twist on a Futuristic Toy
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Time-Travelling Steampunk Weaponry
Time-Travelling Steampunk Weaponry
The Post-Apocalyptic Nerf Maverick is Super Badass
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Steampunk Anime Artistry
Steampunk Anime Artistry
Il Codice d'Errico Show Portrays Innovative Technological History
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Revamped Toy Weaponry
Revamped Toy Weaponry
The Steampunk Nerf Vulcan is Battery-Powered Vintage Fun
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Flashing Luminescent Footwear
Flashing Luminescent Footwear
The Light up Steampunk Heels Will Transport Your Feet to 2057
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Dark and Dreary Diaries
Dark and Dreary Diaries
The Splash Fashions 2011 Calendar is Artistically Creepy
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Real Robot Pals
Real Robot Pals
Adorable Sculptures by Mike Rivamonte Depict Wall-E-esque Buddies
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Popstar Apocalyptic Armor
Popstar Apocalyptic Armor
The Ian Finch-Field Steampunk Robot Arm is Justin Bieber Approved
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Steampunk Writing Instruments
Steampunk Writing Instruments
Watch Time Fly with the Steampunk Gear Pen
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Sci-Fi Spectacles
Sci-Fi Spectacles
These Modular Chrome Metal Steampunk Goggles Are Sweet
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Steampunk Luggage Bureaus
Steampunk Luggage Bureaus
Richard's Desk by Restoration Hardware Contemporizes Victorian Look
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Female Steampunk Renderings
Female Steampunk Renderings
Joe Benitez Illustrates Victorian Era Vixens with Badass Attitudes
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Steampunked Time-Tickers
Steampunked Time-Tickers
The Stellar Steampunk Wall Clock by OstlundCustomWorks is Eco-Friendly
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Cinematic Superhero Prints
Cinematic Superhero Prints
The Roaring 20s' Steampunk 'Batman' Movie Posters
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Bike Booze-Carriers
Bike Booze-Carriers
The Bicycle Wine Rack by Oopsmark Has a Steampunk Aesthetic
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Machine-Animal Illustrations
Machine-Animal Illustrations
These Fascinating Hybrid Works by Nicolas Lampert are Awesome
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Strangely Spectacled Fashion
Strangely Spectacled Fashion
The Henrik Vibskov AW11 Collection is Eclectically Creative
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Steampunk Female Superheroes
Steampunk Female Superheroes
Michael Dooney Adds His Twist on the Traditional Superhero
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Victorian Jedi Weapons
Victorian Jedi Weapons
Defeat Darth Vader With the Steampunk Lightsaber
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Vintage Victorian Menorahs
Vintage Victorian Menorahs
This Steampunk Menorah Provides a Punked-Out Way to Worship
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Victorian Punk Jewels
Victorian Punk Jewels
'Harem Royal' is a Gothic-Inspired Collection by Roman
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Steampunk Roadkill Art
Steampunk Roadkill Art
Amanda's Autopsies Creates Art from Dead Critters
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Elephantine Gas Masks
Elephantine Gas Masks
The 'Olifant' by Tom Banwell May Be a Sneak Peek of Future Fashion
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Creepy Kiddy Photography
Creepy Kiddy Photography
The Corey Helford Gallery Promotes Trippy Nursery Art
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Anatomical Bike Furniture
Anatomical Bike Furniture
Matt Shiley Reuses Bike Parts to Build Chairs
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Upcycled Functional Robot Sculptures
Upcycled Functional Robot Sculptures
The Joseph Drust Steampunk Minions Perform Simple Tasks
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$2 Million Sci-Fi Apartments
$2 Million Sci-Fi Apartments
This Chelsea Steampunk Loft Pays Tribute to the Otherworldly
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Steampunk Mechanical Horses
Steampunk Mechanical Horses
Andrew Chase Creates Another Mechanical Masterpiece
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Eerie Eyeball Jewelry
Eerie Eyeball Jewelry
These Twisted Sister Arts Pendants Have Their Eyes on You
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Industrial-Chic Accessories
Industrial-Chic Accessories
The Steampunk Sweet Shoppe Collection by Ghostlove Jewelry
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Sci-Fi Brass Sculptures
Sci-Fi Brass Sculptures
Bellino Alain Recreates Darth Vader's Helmet Using Fancy Junk
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Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
These Jon Foster Drawings are Seriously Epic
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Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Surreal Steampunk Illustrations
Santiago Caruso's Work is Dark and Unreal
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Extreme Halloween Decor
Extreme Halloween Decor
Peter Montgomery SoCalHalloween is Fun and Freaky
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Surreal Self Portraits
Surreal Self Portraits
The Ruadh DeLone Egotrips Series is Imaginative and Slightly Sinister
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Upcycled Insect Sculptures
Upcycled Insect Sculptures
These Arthrobots are Incredible Sculptures from Recycled Materials
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Slithering Steampunk Organisms
Slithering Steampunk Organisms
Sculptures By Michihiro Matsuoka are Far from Your Average Toy
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Steampunk Gas Masks (UPDATE)
Steampunk Gas Masks (UPDATE)
Artist Tom Banwell Creates Sci-Fi Face Armor
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Steampunk Bug Bots
Steampunk Bug Bots
These 'Catherinette Rings' Creations are Creepy Crawly Couture
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Steampunk Designer Goggles
Steampunk Designer Goggles
Alrick Sunglasses Update a Classic Contemporary Twist
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Saucy Steampunk Weddings
Saucy Steampunk Weddings
‘Martine & Jim' Create Kooky Scenes for Their London Nuptials
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Metropolis-Inspired Illustrations
Metropolis-Inspired Illustrations
Igor Artyomenko Renders Digital Images of Futuristic City Life
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DIY Mechanical Arms
DIY Mechanical Arms
The Philip Valdez Steampunk Arm is an Amazing Creation
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Masked Steampunk Fashions
Masked Steampunk Fashions
The Latest Issue of Vogues Homme International is Eerily Unique
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Stylish Steampunk Boots
Stylish Steampunk Boots
These Kicks by Alex Steshak are Chic
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Victorian Smartphone Docks
Victorian Smartphone Docks
The iRetrofone Steampunk Dock is a Blast from the Past
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Mechanical Monster Illustrations
Mechanical Monster Illustrations
The Steampunk Characters Series is a Badass Take Pop Culture
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Victorian Computer Peripherals
Victorian Computer Peripherals
The Rhombus Maximus Turns Back the Clock on Computing
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Steampunk Superhero Suits
Steampunk Superhero Suits
The Steampunk Iron Man Costume Would Make Tony Stark Proud
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Steampunk Alarm Systems
Steampunk Alarm Systems
The Edison Alarm Clock Is the Work of Inventor David Krawczyk
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Steampunk Seductress Shoots
Steampunk Seductress Shoots
Rebeca Saray Photographs Women in Complex Victorian Garbs
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Upcycled Steampunk Lamps
Upcycled Steampunk Lamps
Gilles Eichenbaum Uses Vintage Rejects for Light Fixtures
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Watch Gear Cuff Links
Watch Gear Cuff Links
These Steampunk Cuff Links are for Stylish Gearheads
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Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Epic Leather Creates Star Wars-Inspired Riding Masks
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Intricate Steampunk PCs
Intricate Steampunk PCs
The Clacker by Richard Nagy is a Computer That Belongs in the 1900s
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Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Upcycled Steampunk Sculptures
Gone Postal by Michael Ulman is a Fantastic Found Material Creation
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Steampunk Mask Fittings
Steampunk Mask Fittings
The Techno Masks by Richard Symons are Freakishly Well-Made
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Retrofied Mobiles
Retrofied Mobiles
The Rotary Mechanical Smartphone Takes Your Cellphone Back to the 60s
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Revamped Iconic Cartoons
Revamped Iconic Cartoons
The Steampunk Disney Princesses Series Reimagines Classic Characters
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Fabulous Steampunk Watches
Fabulous Steampunk Watches
The Romain Jerome RJ Steampunk Watch is Sheer Masculinity
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Modern Mechanized Furniture
Modern Mechanized Furniture
The Astrolab Dining Table Extends Via Remote Control
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Futuristic Steampunk Cycles
Futuristic Steampunk Cycles
The Electric Recumbent Bike is a Victorian Two-Wheeler
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Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Paul McCue Gives Pop Culture Robot Characters a Victorian Makeover
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Victorian Punk Purses
Victorian Punk Purses
The Old Junkyard Boutique Creates the Unique Steampunk Clutch
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Custom Steampunk Abodes
Custom Steampunk Abodes
Couple Turns Home into Post-Apocalyptic Paradise
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Body Part Jewelry Pieces
Body Part Jewelry Pieces
Missy Industry's Pelvic Bone Pendant is a Hip Accessory
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Steampunk Memory Sticks
Steampunk Memory Sticks
These WWWorks USB Flash Drives are Unique in its Design
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Transforming Metallic Mancessories
Transforming Metallic Mancessories
Fonderie 47 Cufflinks Stylize Gentlemen in Two Ways
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Explosive Steampunked Furniture
Explosive Steampunked Furniture
Sculptor Mati Karmin Refurnishes Mines for Tables
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