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steampunk computerEdwardian frock coats, hacking jackets and waistcoats? I am so there. Steampunk is a new style, design and music subculture, inspired by the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, 19th century technology, as well as movies like The Prestige and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It seems to have bubbled up in New York City. (I think this is the pleasantly weird aesthetic that informs The Viennagram and its freaky side show.) So what exactly is this?

To some, “steampunk” is a catchall term, a concept in search of a visual identity. “To me, it’s essentially the intersection of technology and romance,” said Jake von Slatt, a designer in Boston and the proprietor of the Steampunk Workshop, where he exhibits such curiosities as a computer furnished with a brass-frame monitor and vintage typewriter keys.

Oh just read about it. More pix (of some dudes) after break.

steampunk

Giovanni James (center) fronts the neo-vaudevillian performance troupe/magic act the James Gang. How cool are these guys.

hats

Hats

white dude

white guys can do it too

The Prestige

The Prestige (get real, Jackman, no one believes you)

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