Though computers weren't around during the Industrial Revolution, if they were, their keyboards would look something like the 'Sojourner' keyboard from Datamancer.net. Plated in brass, backed with aged leather and with cursive parchment keys, the Sojourner is fully functional with any modern computer that accepts a wired USB keyboard. The Sojourner keyboard was designed by Richard "Datamancer" Nagy, a steampunk artist, designer and maker.
The Sojouner keyboard is more than just a functional consumer keyboard. It was used as a prop in the SyFy network's 'Warehouse 13' series. And if a steampunk keyboard is in a SyFy show, it definitely looks good.
The 'Sojourner' Keyboard Looks Like a Set Piece from 'Mad Max'
1. Industrial Steampunk Design - Companies can explore incorporating industrial steampunk elements into their product designs to create unique and visually appealing offerings.
2. 'mad Max' Inspired Keyboards - Opportunities exist for creating keyboards that draw inspiration from the post-apocalyptic aesthetic of 'Mad Max' and cater to niche markets.
3. Functional Prop Keyboards - Designers can explore the potential of creating functional keyboards that can also be used as props in film, television, or theater productions.
1. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies can incorporate steampunk-inspired design elements into their product offerings, attracting customers seeking unique and nostalgic pieces.
2. Entertainment - Entertainment production companies can explore partnerships with steampunk artists and designers to create props that enhance the visual and narrative elements of their projects.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can leverage the popularity of steampunk aesthetics to create functional artworks that appeal to both collectors and steampunk enthusiasts.