My love for Scifi started in the age of 6 while reading most of Jules Vernes works. After years of costume and prop building in "another galaxy far, far away", discovering Steampunk in 2010 was instantly a perfect match!
SciFi in the victorian style of Jule Verne. What could be better?
My approach on Steampunk design is quite simple: victorian aestetics combined with functionality.
There are many out there defining steampunk by simply bashing brass tubing together. The more the better.
I have a different opinion:
1. If you take a look at the victorian age, you will soon realize that one essence of it was, that even machines and purely functional equipment was made to look like a unique and elegant piece of art.
2. Every piece on every gadget and contraption I conceive should still look like it is there for a reason and has a plausible function instead of "just been put there".
To use a phrase of Walt Disney they must have at least a sense of" the plausible implausible".
3. An overall coherent concept should be visible throughout the whole design. I'm not a fan of looking like a walking flea-market.
That's the design philosophy I try to follow.
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