Steampunk today can be defined in multiple ways. When it comes to art and media, it is looked at as a sub-genre of science fiction that uses technology and aesthetic designs inspired by the 19th century. And as I'm sure you know, this aesthetic can lead to some truly breathtaking art and designs. In this article, we've put together a short and sweet list of some awesome examples of Steampunk in art and media. Each of these really epitomize the incredible style of Steampunk.
For a lot of us, Star Wars has a permanent place in our hearts. This definitely holds true for a lot of Steampunk fans out there. R2-D2, possibly the one of the most well known droids in pop culture today, had a Steampunk makeover with this particular piece. This reworked version of R2-D2's classic body is made with a silver finish. The chains holding the various metal pieces together really add to the Steampunk aesthetic as well making this one a really eye catching piece of Steampunk art.
It doesn't get any more retro futuristic than a Steampunk Computer. When it comes to the world of Steampunk fantasy, these computers are common place despite the Victorian styled setting. This particular piece just bleeds Steampunk. Between, the brass finishes, the timepiece, the morse code utility, and of course that gorgeous keyboard, this art just exudes the Steampunk aesthetic that we all love.
Steampunk enthusiasts have been crafting steampunk modifications for all sorts of things for awhile now. It wasn't long before technical modifications started to become popular, like this Steampunk flip phone for example. The flip phone looks amazing in a perfect combination of ornate copper and bronze metal. It's probably our favorite way to make a phone call here at Steampunk Heaven
We don't think it'd be an understatement to say that most people enjoy a nice piece of guitar work. But it gets even better when you combine an electric guitar with the Steampunk aesthetic. This image here showcases an awesome artful modification to an electric guitar. Combining the Steampunk gear aesthetic with the musical stylings that can only come from a guitar makes this example of our favorites pieces of Steampunk art.
This particular niche of Steampunk is definitely unique. Although some may find this form of the Steampunk aesthetic a bit disconcerting, you can't deny that it's one of a kind. With this combination of the mechanical and organic world, there’s no denying the fact that the concepts shown here are unique and incredible. These works all include an opening that exposes the inner "Steampunk" workings of the tractor. In the picture above you'll notice the gears and brass instruments inside that finish off the Steampunk look.
There are many variations of this particular idea but that doesn't make it any less awesome ( Be sure to check out our Pinterest for some other examples of Steampunk weaponry ). These gritty-looking, instrument adorned weapons give off an antique appearance that's sure to make any Steampunk fan happy. The best part? You can actually make these yourself without putting in too much work ;)
Mechanical beasts and Steampunk are concepts that can come together nicely. These simple yet sweet twists on creatures can be purchased or created on your own without too much trouble. By taking common components and molding them into particular shapes you can easily get an awesome Steampunk style. So with that said, hopefully some of you will be inspired to craft your own Steampunk art! For more awesome Steampunk inspiration be sure to check out our hand selected items in the shop: