Thursday, March 24, 2011

What is Steampunk?

I've joined an ATC (Altered Art Trading Card) Swap @

For the month of april we are suppose to use steampunk. I was thinking ok..what is steampunk, so I googled it.

"Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used. Usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England, but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy." -

Steam Punk is often shown in movies too with out you knowing it. Some famous movies, made from Jules Vern books show the steam-punk imagery.  Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and (2004), 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) are some of Jules Vern Movies.

Last Thursday, Natalie and I went to see Rango, voice by Johnny Depp and I saw all sorts of steam punk images in the movie. Here are two good examples:

I created, what I thought was a steampunk ATC but Natalie said that she would draw me a picture.

This is my example:

Here is Natatlie's Picture, which I'm going to use for my Steam Punk ATC:

I will show my ATC when I'm done with it.

Natalie said this video shows Steampunk Culture and Clothes:

If you want to see more about Steam Punk go to these sites:


Blissfull ATC swap said...

Thank you for the post about us .. I looking forwards to having you join us.
Hugs Wendy

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Hi Katharine! I am your partner for the Steampunk ATC swap! Please send me your addy so I can mail your TC when I am done...oh and I need to know your favorite color too please:)
I LOVE the drawing YOU did and I like your friends also...maybe combine them on the front and back of the ATC...a 2fer so to speak...
I am sending you a link to my Steampunk collection of collages I have made
I do enjoy the complete strangeness of it at times...
Looking forward to getting to know you better...oh and you love kitties too! Yeah!
Stay creative...Karla
kjacks 2011 AT gamil DOT com