The year is 1939. The New York World's Fair opens in Flushing Meadow Park. It will give visitors a glimpse of "the world of tomorrow” and shape industrial design, pop culture and the way the future would envision the future.
The fair ran two seasons, from 1939 to 1940. The most memorable exhibit was the General Motors Pavilion, and the most memorable feature in the General Motors Pavilion was a ride called the Futurama. People stood in line for hours to ride it and experience the… Continue
Stormy weather... pollution... impending conflict... heavy atmosphere... Just another ordinary day in Diesel City, the city where you never can tell if it's day or night and where heavy machines criss-cross a threatening sky. Diesel powered machines, of course.
More about the dark Diesel Ciy in the album of the…
Fetching over $131,200 when it went on auction last week, this Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle from 1894 was the first two-wheelin' motorcycle ever to be put into production.
Hailing from Germany, it's known as a motorrad, and was found in a barn in the US, where it's been for almost 70 years, gathering dust. It was auctioned off in England, but will be returning to Germany where it will undoubtedly sit on display—those… Continue
This fully-functional retro style phone created by FreelandStudio allows you to dock your iPhone into the front and make phone calls with the traditional handset. Add a 99 cent app named "Rotary Dialer" to your iPhone for that old time look, and you have the perfect match for a classy, dieselpunk desk accessory.
Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin. The iRetrofone base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable,… Continue
Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…
A couple of vintage style exhibition poster projects...
Answering your question, Larry - and you and AthenaPrime are just too kind, I want to say again - yes, of course, I would like very much to have my graphic work, some of it, published. Who wouldn't ? Sadly, it is even more difficult to have graphic work published than novels or books, I think, mainly for…
Periflex 35mm film cameras and lenses made a unique contribution to British photographic manufacturing history.
They were invented, designed and built by Kenneth (later, Sir.) Corfield, who established K.G.Corfield Ltd in the late 1940s to produce his darkroom enlarging exposure meter, the Corfield Lumimeter. In the late nineteen forties, the British camera… Continue
Added by lord_k on May 3, 2010 at 7:30am —
Our forebears in the Past That Was expressed their hopes for the future in lavish World's Fairs and Expos that showcased wondrous inventions and ideas from all around the world. We dream our world out of Yesterday's Tomorrows. And what better place to showcase those tomorrows than a Great Exposition?
Please contribute to our first Great Exhibition of Authors and Artists on Dieselpunks, running from now until May 30.…
Here in the States we're finally getting to see the Dr Who episode "Victory of the Daleks." According to the BBC: The Doctor has been summoned by his old friend Winston Churchill but in
the Cabinet War Rooms, far below the streets of blitz-torn London, he finds his oldest enemy waiting for him... The Daleks are back! And can Churchill really be in league with them?… Continue
This is a cross posting from the Dieselpunk group.
It seems to me that we need a good article dedicated to dieselpunk in
Wikipedia. Currently if you search the keyword "dieselpunk" in Wiki you
just get it as a derivative in the article "Cyberpunk derivatives:" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieselpunk#Dieselpunk
"Initially proposed as a genre by the creators of the role-playing…Continue