Review: 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art

1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art
by Grymm and Barbe Saint John
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (July 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1592536913
ISBN-13: 978-1592536917

Product Description:

Steampunk is a burgeoning counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and artform. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of early-nineteenth century industrialization, in part, to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world.

Packed with 1,000 color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a showcase of stunning jewelry, fashion, accessories, headgear, artwork, home decorations, and curious contraptions.

My Thoughts:

Joey Marsocci, aka Dr. Grymm, is a very talented artist and designer. Check out his website at for a feel of what he does. Dr. Grymm has collected a thousand steampunk creations in a whopping 320 page tome.

I’ve often been asked, “what is steampunk?” Now, I have an easy answer. I just hand them a copy of Grymm’s book with a simple answer —THAT. Simply put, the book is stunning! I have returned to it over and over.

I’ve enjoyed other books of steampunk art, but this book blows the others out of the water. If 1000 Steampunk Creations does not inspire you, I don’t know what will. I have to say that I was amazed by the artist contact information in the back of the book. Got a favorite steampunk artist? You will probably find his email and website address listed.

This book is a “must-have” for anyone interested in steampunk. I highly recommend it, and I give it a solid 5 stars out of 5.

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