10 Websites That Turn the Pinion of Steampunk in Web design

Have you watched Fullmetal Alchemist? Have you played Arcanum? If not, let me explain what steampunk is. This genre in art has grown from the combination of cyberpunk and Victorian age aesthetics. In the best traditions of postmodern in result we got a quaint syncretism, which is nevertheless quite recognizable. Once you see steampunk you clearly understand – it’s steampunk. The style can thank for this numerous elements such as clockwork, pipes, steam valves, pinions, copper knobs and other typical attributes of Steam age, designed in anachronic manner. As for the cyberpunk influence, you can catch a flavor of noir.

Steampunk is the most popular among other derivatives of cyberpunk and the only one among them that can be supposed as a distinct and separate genre. Moreover, steampunk has already become an integral part of mass-culture. But what’s about the Internet? Well, web designer also like to use its aesthetics in their works, especially if it fits the theme of the website. And though web design can be called art only metaphorically, it demonstrates steampunk style very representatively. For you to acquaint yourself with the genre – below the most attractive examples of steampunk in web design are listed.

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Chris Jockey

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Internal Carotid

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Mechanical Mirage

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3232 Design

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Stephane Halleux

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Steampunk Strategy & Design

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Keith Thompson Art

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As you can see, steampunk can be a wide field for creativity. It can be a decoration for trendy minimalist design or a deep concept for a personal website. And in every display steampunk definitely appears as a pretty manner, which has a promising future in styling the websites.

If you have some other examples of steampunk styled websites, feel free to share them in the comments below.

About the author:

Art Rivera: Deeply interested in everything connected with Internet, I sincerely suppose the web is the only future reality for the humanity through its inevitable involving into every part of human life. I’m not a great fan of cyberpunk concept, but the world is keeping that certain direction of total connectedness. And of course there should be someone, who can write the history, who would describe and analyze and enter in the record all notable changes and tendencies on the web. Hello, it’s me.

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