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Gothic Guns

Doris is a Fully Functional Steampunk Gun by Jonathan Alberico

— February 8, 2010 — Unique
Any fine crafted art-work or invention that resembles Gothic Victorian or Steampunk will catch my eye, like this fully functional steampunk gun. Denver-based artist Jonathan Alberico went the extra mile when creating his steampunk gun that he affectionately calls Doris.

Doris is one of two functional steampunk guns which, unlike most steampunk art, actually do what he intended them to: they fire projectiles. His other gun, named Black Betty, can also fire an assortment of fun objects.

Implications - Doris is a stunning air cannon with the ability to fire bouncy balls with enough velocity to rip through boxes, bounce back, and drill the videographer in the hip -- now that's power.

Jonahtan Alberico is a master of his domain, and it won't be surprise to see corporations and the art world take note of his skillset.
Trend Themes
1. Functional Steampunk Art - The trend of creating fully functional steampunk art, like Jonathan Alberico's Doris and Black Betty guns, opens opportunities for artists to merge artistry and practicality.
2. Projectile-firing Art - The trend of creating art pieces that fire projectiles, such as Jonathan Alberico's Doris and Black Betty guns, presents opportunities for artists to explore interactivity and kinetic elements in their creations.
3. Gothic Victorian Aesthetics - The trend of incorporating gothic Victorian aesthetics, as seen in Jonathan Alberico's Doris and Black Betty guns, offers opportunities for artists to explore the blending of historical themes with modern technology.
Industry Implications
1. Fine Arts - The fine arts industry can capitalize on the trend of creating functional steampunk art by showcasing and promoting artists who merge artistry and practicality in their creations.
2. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can leverage the trend of projectile-firing art to create immersive and interactive experiences for audiences, incorporating technology and visual effects.
3. Manufacturing - The manufacturing industry can explore opportunities to produce and distribute products that incorporate gothic Victorian aesthetics, appealing to consumers who are drawn to the blending of historical themes with modern technology.
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