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Dieselpunk Art

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Dieselpunk - Just what is it?

Dieselpunk is a genre of retrofuturism in art, literature, fashion, design, film, and music, that blends the aesthetics of the 1920s to 1940s (the diesel age) into modern lifestyle, or follows an alternative history approach in art projects in the sense of 'a past that never was', often in conjunction with science fiction elements.

The following picture, which was made by Midjourney as an illustration for a forum article, shows a typical dieselpunk scene:

Dieselpunk car driver

One of the most famous online dieselpunk sites is the award-winning Metropius art project by Australian film maker Dan Macarthur. It also runs a Discord server for all folks interested in dieselpunk.

With kind permission by the makers of metropius, I created some pieces of my special kind of railway art by blending model railways scenes into virtual environments made from edited screenshots of the Metropius universe.

The picture below is linked with a Flickr album on these pictures. The pictures are also to be found in a gallery on Deviantart.


Dieselpunk City AI Art Project

Dieselpunk City is a series of film noir inspired pictures created by Midjourney showing street and railroad scenes in a fictitious dieselpunk city that resembles the atmosphere of a 1930s Chicago. Originally, only 12 pictures were planned. Surprised by the overwhelming attention that series attracted on some art platforms with selected pictures even going viral, more pictures will follow.

For the full series, see this album on Flickr or this gallery on Deviantart.

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