Thursday, March 27, 2014

Movement Lifestyle: Does your Etsy Item Resemble a Style Movement? Let's Observe

Steampunk (Photo credit: __andrew)

Does your Etsy Item Resemble a Style Movement Lifestyle? Let's Observe. Google+ has lots of great people from many venues. I feel grateful to meet them. There have been many styles in the past only to come back 20 years later as a remake. Throughout my research, Dinah Donovan, one of my loyal readers, introduced me to dieselpunk. I will explain it later in this article.

I wrote an article "Should I Lean Toward Steampunk Culture?" Wikipedia writes: First of all what is steampunk? It is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes. 

Steampunk The word "steampunk" was invented in 1987 as a jocular reference to some of the novels of Tim PowersJames P. Blaylock, and K. W. Jeter. When Gibson and Sterling entered the subgenre with their collaborative novel The Difference Engine the term was being used earnestly as well.[7] Alan Moore's and Kevin O'Neill's 1999 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen historical fantasy comic book series (and the subsequent 2003 film adaption) popularized the steampunk genre and helped propel it into mainstream fiction.

The most immediate form of steampunk subculture is the community of fans surrounding the genre. Others move beyond this, attempting to adopt a "steampunk" aesthetic through fashion, home decor and even music. This movement may also be (perhaps more accurately) described as "Neo-Victorianism," which is the amalgamation of Victorian aesthetic principles with modern sensibilities and technologies. This characteristic is particularly evident in steampunk fashion which tends to synthesize punk, goth and rivet styles as filtered through the Victorian era. As an object style, however, steampunk adopts more distinct characteristics with various craftspersons modding modern-day devices into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style.[9] The goal of such redesigns is to employ appropriate materials (such as polished brass, iron, and wood) with design elements and craftsmanship consistent with the Victorian era.

Johnathan Stickland of How Stuff Works writes, "The use of steampunk materials like metal and wood make objects appear more permanent than technology made out of plastic and other modern materials. Find Etsy steampunk items here.

Steampunk spawns other genres: 

Medieval Steampunk: Speculative fiction set during the Middle Ages

Victorian Steampunk: A modern Science Fiction work (post-1930s) that is set in the early parts of the industrial revolution.

Western Steampunk: Science fiction set in the American Old West.

Industrial/Modern Steampunk: Science fiction taking place in the late industrial age, early modern age; i.e. World War 1, World War 2
Examples of steampunk:
Wild Wild West
Final Fantasy 7
Van Helsing
The Time Machine
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Other types of punk exist First of all the punk subculture, which centers on punk rock music, includes a diverse array of ideologiesfashions and forms of expression, including visual art, dance, literature and film. The subculture is largely characterized by anti-establishment views and the promotion of individual freedom. An example of punk is "A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!

Diesel Punk Kind of like steam punk, but with internal combustion. Streamlined and chrome.


Dieselpunk is an art style based on the aesthetics popular between World War I and the end of World War II. The style combines the artistic and genre influences of the period (including pulp magazinesserial filmsfilm noirart deco, and wartime pin-ups) with postmodern[clarification needed] technology and sensibilities. First coined in 2001 as a marketing term by game designer Lewis Pollak to describe his role-playing game Children of the Sun,[11][12]dieselpunk has grown to describe a distinct style of visual art, music, motion pictures, fiction, and engineering. Examples include RocketeerThe Legend of KorraCrimson SkiesSky Captain and the World of TomorrowDark CityGreed CorpGatling GearsIron SkyK-20: Legend of the Maskand Skullgirls.[13]
I love the imagery in the first Burton Batman movie, its so diesel punk.

Decopunk is a recent subset of Dieselpunk, centered around the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne art styles, and based around the period between the 1920s and 1950s. In an interview[14] at CoyoteCon, steampunk author Sara M. Harvey made the distinctions "...shinier than DieselPunk, more like DecoPunk." and "DieselPunk is a gritty version of Steampunk set in the 1920s-1950s. The big war eras, specifically. DecoPunk is the sleek, shiny very Art Deco version; same time period, but everything is chrome!" Its fandom arose around 2008.

cyberpunk is a literary genre that has nothing to do with the Matrix, being cool, or anime. it's a subgenre of sci-fi in which there is strong sense of helplessness, misery, dystopic ideals and loss of morality and/or humanity. corporations control the lives of their workers and reside in microcosms dictated by the status quo
blade runner, dark city and (to some extent) judge dredd & johnny mneumonic are examples of the genre.

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