Steampunk – Birth of a trend
Steampunk has been around for many years and has grown and grown but 2014 to 2015 is supposed to be the year that the craze will take off, first in fashion then lifestyle and interior design, will it follow into store interiors and windows?
So what is Steam Punk?
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistictechnologies or retro-futuristicinventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-airairships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage‘s Analytical Engine.
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We will be keeping a keen eye on this trend in 2014 and will blog as we see examples coming through.
Dear readers please keep an eye out and let us know what you see and lets share the growth of this trend.
Posted on January 24, 2014, in Trends and tagged Creative Ideas, Creative Inspiration, Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Shop Design, Shop Fixtures, Shop Interiors, Steampunk, Store Signage, Visual Ideas, Visual Inspiration, visual merchandising. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.