Steampunk inspiration and resources

Up, Up and Away!

The term aviation was coined in 1863 by French aeronautic engineer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle. The term comes from “avis,” which is bird in Latin and embodies our desire to drift through the sky like our winged friends. Steampunk literature, movies and art are full of hot air balloons, dirigibles (which are filled with gas rather than air) and all manners of flying machines and after writing my Wheels Whir and Away You Go! post I decided I couldn’t stop at just Steampunk vehicles that were subject to the laws of gravity. So check out my gallery and let me know which one is your favorite by leaving a comment below.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

4 responses

  1. “Steam Pug” is hilarious! And I like the sepia lady in the hot air balloon.
    Have you seen the gorgeous prints by “The Filigree”? Some beautiful flying objects there too….(and in their etsy shop). One of my fave steampunk artists.
    http://www.thefiligree.com/product/steamship-trolley-by-the-filigree
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66141362/steampunk-art-print-hot-air-ballon-whale?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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    February 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

    • Thanks for the tip, I checked out your links and they are very pretty 🙂

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      February 8, 2014 at 11:54 am

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Don’t reckon it’s available in poster form?

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    February 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    • Do you mean the whole “collage”? Then, no, it is a gallery I made on WordPress so I don’t know of a way to get it as a poster without doing a screen capture and then printing that, but the resolution wouldn’t be very good. Some of the individual pieces could be available in various sizes, though. If I knew the artist’s name or the title of the piece that is what I used to caption each one. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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      February 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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