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Steampunk Art

Is the PBS series Off Book on your radar? Maybe it should be. Off Book is a web-original series from PBS Arts that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Episodes range from video games to typography, internet memes to, yes you guessed it, steampunk culture.

In this video, PBS sums up Steampunk art as evoking an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. They go on to explain

Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.

The video features Joey Marsocci aka Dr Grymm, Third Rail Projects, the composer David Bruce and the ensemble ACJW. Well worth a watch!