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Steampunk Typography

One problem when writing a post on Steampunk is how to label it correctly: Does one use the label "19th Century" or "21st Century" or both? Again, would this genre go under "Victoriana" or "Computer"?

It seems to me that all of the above would have to apply: Although Steampunk, as an art and design movement is contemporary and is also often computer based through its wide usage in game design, the inspiration comes from the era of steam, the 19th Century. I will probably post more on Steampunk (which I find highly relevant/successful as an intrinsically postmodernist approach to design) in the future. For now, I want to stick to Steampunk typography:

Alex Beldechi's three dimensional, Steampunk referenced typographic work (top) should be seen in its entirety, at this link on Behance. John Coulthart's Steampunk typographic t-shirts (middle and lower middle) can be purchased at CafePress. And finally I have also found a whimsical typographical collage by Anthony Harmon (bottom), which he apparently was not altogether happy with but still kept uploaded at deviantart - thank God! :-)





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