So, I may be slow on the uptake (I only really found out that Dieselpunk was a term about a year ago), but I've just discovered that there's another "punk" known as Decopunk.
Apparently Decopunk focuses more on the clean, streamlined aesthetic of the 1930s through to the 1950s. It's all very "World of Tomorrow" as opposed to dark, dirty grim-darkness.
Maybe it was just me, but my preferred form of Dieselpunk was always the clean art deco, World of Tomorrow aspect. Maybe I'm a closet Decopunker.
But the two punks seem to be related.
What sayeth you, chap and chapettes?
Art Deco said:
Interesting, literally never heard of Doc Savage until now, which is odd considering I read comics; you'd think I'd of bumped into him by now.
Try here for a start: http://www.dieselpunks.org/forum/topics/doc-savage
Deco and Dieselpunk are both, essentially, the same thing. It's just Decopunk focuses much more on the glitz and glam of the 20s and the dark of the 30s where Dieselpunk tends to focus more on the war, or atleast the dirtier grittier sides of the time.