Let us all take a moment today to remember and honor those who have fought for our freedom, and for the freedom of others. When you pass a soldier on the street, say "thank you." It will mean more to them than you could… Continue
My recent Economic Democracy blog entry begins: The year was 1934 and the world was in the grip of The Great Depression.
America had recently elected FDR, a progressive Democrat, for President in the hopes that he could save the country. But one man offered something different. Something radical. His name was Upton Sinclair.
I thought some here might find it interesting being that it involves diesel era history. The article is titled, "A… Continue
Added by Larry on May 30, 2010 at 8:00pm —
After having the privilege to illustrate Larry's article about Dieselpunk culture on Wikipedia, I have been lucky enough to be asked by Hayen to design a cover illustration for his Dieselpunk novel "Drunk on Diesel" he is working about. Wow...
Hope the picture will make you feel the way I do : tingling with excitement to read Hayen's great novel…
Inago from LiveJournal's dieselpunk community recently shared an outstanding collection of vintage travel posters. You can view the entire, high resolution collection in our Vintage Travel Posters gallery.…
The first chapter of the Streamline Story, told here (intentionally) without any rules or formal order, belongs to Edmund Rumpler.
Actually, the first teardrop- or bullet-shaped cars were built before the Great War (Camille Jenatzy's land speed record electric vehicle, 1899; Neander-Opel, 1911; Count Ricotti's Alfa Romeo, 1914). But the first scientifically designed streamlined car appeared only in 1921, at… Continue
I guess I may have been a little too ambitious about this very conceptual picture. Anyway, uneasy as it is to express visually, at least in just one frame, this concept of "reality that doesn't exist" is an all time very dear one to my own schizophrenic self. Non-existing reality... fabricated reality... not quite like in The Matrix which, in spite of his commercial…
It still makes me shudder when I read a piece of fiction or watch a movie call the sound reducing device affixed to the muzzle of a weapon a silencer. Old habits die hard. But the suppressor, as its correctly known, is a weapon accessory that saw vital service during World War II.
Suppressors essentially are a series of baffles inside a metal tube. The baffles, sometimes with wire mesh or disposable,… 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.…
I'm happy and proud to say that I've had the privilege to be asked by Larry to make a picture to illustrate the article he is currently writing about the Diesepunk genre and culture as an entry on Wikipedia. Here is what I came up with.
A few words to explain what I've tried to do :
Larry's requirement was that "the picture should scream Dieselpunk". Well, unless you are deaf and blind... !
Previously, Tome posted a several great articles on Futurama at the 1939 World's Fair. After the Fair Norman Bel Geddes published a book titled Magic Motorway, which included photos from the Fair and laid out his philosophy.
You can read the entire book at Archive.Org. It's available in multiple formats including scans of the actual book. Very interesting book and a very neat site.… Continue