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Dieselpunk Stamp by stripedwine Dieselpunk Stamp by stripedwine
We are an extremely tiny group surviving in the shadow of the steampunk movement. This stamp is a call to arms, soldiers!

For an explanation of what dieselpunk is, here's a good article: [link]

Anyways, to me, dieselpunk isn't really different from atomicpunk. The decades I like to think it encompasses goes from the 1920's all the way into the late 50's... perhaps even borrowing some good ol' 'Nam stuff.

Anyways, at ease, soldier. You're dismissed.

**EDIT: Shooting animation added. :3
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:iconmintaka-tk:
Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I really love the concept of dieselpunk, but I've hardly come across any works that could actually be classed as dieselpunk. :saddummy:
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xijhm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if you see this: I've been creating sub genre variants of my general syfy OC and one of these I learned was dieselpunk. another was steampunk. both of the resulting OC's are fascinated by each other's tech and style thus get along REALLY well. the industrial duo is those two variants by themselves. but with my knowledge of steampunk, dieselpunk was a worthwhile pickup
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Seehara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any cyberpunk stamps? :meow:
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MusicMarvel214 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuck yea dieselpunk! Fallout and Bioshock FTW
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Quoth143 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Would Shane Acker's "9" movie be considered part of the Dieselpunk Genre? I know it's technically a post-apocalyptic film, but many of the elements in the setting suggest it's set in the 1940's or so.  
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Dieselpunks and steampunks should unite! It would create quite the incredible monster.
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
More or less, the SteamPunk already has swallowed Diesel- and Teslapunk. Actually, most of the things that are commonly called 'Steampunk' are actually taken from Diesel.

Metal, intricate Gears- existed in Steampunk era, but not used as widespread until Diesel- days.

Dirigibles- prototype Dirigibles existed in the Steam- days, but never saw full production until the 20th century, i.e. Diesel- territory

Focus on Germany- Entirely a Dieselpunk aspect, swallowed by Steam. Steampunk is supposed to focus on Victorian England. Dieselpunk focuses on Germany and 1920s United States.

Fantastic Electricity, including blasters and energy weapons- ENTIRELY and INEXCUSABLY Dieselpunk territory. Fascination with the use of handheld and portable electronics only came around during the 20th century when strides in that sector were made. Very few personal electronics were in the late-19th century, and the interest wasn't really there yet, much less having weaponized 'Aether' blasters or whatever.

....so yeah, I'm kinda against that idea DX. It does help that characters from both settings are at least partly compatible with each others' settings and can be used back and forth.
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Ah. I see the error of my ways. I meant that we should just kinda band together to show that we both have our own unique subcultures and basically just have a great big pride parade.
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We could, but I think it would just confuse people further in the end.
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MrsHalloweenJack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
*applaudes* Exactly !
Steampunk is primarily Victorian-based. I, as many sane (?) chicks in their late teens or early twenties have been fascinated with Victorian era - however, I came across Steampunk aesthetics and subculture pretty late, and I'd dived into Dieselpunk (which can be stretched, to me, up to WW2 and late fifties, but I might be wrong...) way prior to that. These are two different genres, and not only in what they depict -in art, music, and the like-. They reflect two visions of the world which are very unlike, as the time periods and thus the mentalities they focus on aren't the same at all.
Or at least weren't. For you're also right in that extent, Dieselpunk elements are now appearing in material which is labeled as Steampunk, and the boundaries aren't as marked anymore. Makes me think of that artistic movement called "scientism" that was at full steam -bad pun unintended- in the beginning of the twentienth century... After the Industrial Revolutions, a lot of artists thought scientific and technical evolutions were going faster than ever, and were the key to humanity's progress and/or freedom - and were eager to express these idea by means of art. Given the technological progress made in the last few years, maybe people feel good ol' Steampunk needs an upgrade, and are tempted to "science" it up, which would explain why is it no closer to Dieselpunk territory. That would be scientism applied, this time, to alternate realities - minus the optimism of the original one.
Heh... But perhaps I'm getting a little carried away. Point is that I agree with you on the fact Steam- and Dieselpunk should stay two different things- and that your analysis is absolutely brilliant.
That deserves a second applause *does so*

Oh, and a thousand bonus points for even mentioning TeslaPunk. :')
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you ^=3=^~

Really, it just gets on my nerves more than anything. Even the very first(?) DieselPunk game to come out, Bioschok:Infinite, is being labeled as Steampunk with very clearly nothing to do with that genre whatsoever. Stuff like that is just...really annoying to me how genre-blind the wolrd is in the non-trope sense DX
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MrsHalloweenJack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
*now closer, of course. Sorry, I'm French and tired.
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MrsHalloweenJack Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Aaaand "the early fifties."
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yes!
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Diesel and Green Punk are the best :D
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dieselpunk rules!

I love steampunk and cyberpunk, too. :P
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BlackberryFinn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I like Dieselpunk and Steampunk, but not Cyberpunk.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're missing out, then. =P
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BlackberryFinn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
:)-
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rivetspoon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay I can finally put a name to the style that I really like! Steampunk's great and all, but... yeah... Not dirty enough. *nods*
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marquiswyld Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like both for different reasons... (just done a diesel punk stamp myself then found this one - figures).

I love the over the top 'fiddlyness' of steampunk.... the needless amount of levers, dials and controls on most of the weaponry do amuse me.

However, for big 'ol down and dirty giant robots and so on... DIESEL PUNK OWNS!... loved both the idea and execution of 'Sky Capitan and the World of Tomorrow' and lets be honest here... who wasn't instantly seduced by the atmosphere and the visual feast of Bioshock?

GOOD STUFF :salute:
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Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Artist
Great stamp!
Love that catchphrase!

Have you considered using a yellowish light gray blank frame instead of the white one for the muzzle flash frames?
Might make it look like aged celluloid film that way!

I tend to think of Dieselpunk as starting in the 1900's or 1910's, myself, with the first large-scale electric power plants.
But thats just how I tend to think about it. The 20's through the 50's are definitely the heart of the vibe though. :D
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Thebutterflykick Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Yes! This is an awesome stamp- wish there was more dieselpunk art out there!
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:iconstripedwine:
stripedwine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
:3

Thank you! And srsly... (enough with the steampunk!)
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steamdave Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Excellent graphic.
I'll place a copy on my teams' Pulp/Dieselpunk RPG game page.
The guys will love it!
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Hehe, thanks! :meow:
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Pendragonkuro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I'm Dieselpunk because a world of art deco and souped-up bombers is just to beautiful of a world.:iconfdrplz:
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
:XD: It's funny because it's true.
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:iconstripedwine:
stripedwine Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
;)
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Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
From what I can gather...

Clockpunk - ancient times to as late as the 19th century and beyond

Steampunk - generally starting as early as 100 A.D., as late as the 17th or 18th century and typically extending through the Great War and beyond [link]

Dieselpunk - with few exceptions, starting as early as the 1890's to as late as the 1920's and usually ending between the end of WW2 and the 1960's (the aesthetics carry far into the future of course ;))

Atomicpunk - sometimes as early as Captain Nemo and the Atlanteans, but usually starting after WW2

This site seems mostly to deal with dieselpunk [link]
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Wells45 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Nice link, though that's really retro-futurism, which is an element often found in dieselpunk. The best definition can be found at Dieselpunks.Org, which is the leader of the online dieselpunk community.

"Dieselpunk is a subculture and a genre of art blending the aesthetics of the 1920s through the early 1950s with today. To us, the "diesel era" was a time colored by Art Deco, pulp heroes, swing music, and noir gum shoes. Our goal is to create something unexpected and new by merging the zeitgeist of the past with today's technology and attitude."
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Oo, thanks for the links! :]
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Miskatonic-Jack Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
My pleasure!
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:iconisloden:
isloden Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Writer
A shame we're so scarce.
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:iconstripedwine:
stripedwine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Seriously! It's good to have found another, though. ;)
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isloden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Writer
We should write some good ol dieselpunk fiction, what think you?
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Ah, I so would, but I'm currently preoccupied writing fiction for a genre of my own design. That sounds like a good thing to do when I'm done or have more time, though. ;)
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isloden Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Writer
Alright, I suppose we'll talk about it later then?
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Perhaps, though the fiction I'm talking about is a comic of a sorta epic/long-format nature, so it might be a very long time. :\

Though maybe that's good! By the time I/we get around to putting out some fiction (I would actually like to do a comic, probably), perhaps diesel will be a more popular and defined genre? ;)
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isloden Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Writer
That'd be cool, as I'm no artist, and I'd like some more art around. But it'd be nice being one of the 'literary forefathers' of Dieselpunk, or atleast a relevant influence.
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
That would be very cool indeed... even though my current project will take me a few years, maybe when I'm done with school I would have the time to start something... hmm!
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Schemilix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a sort of midway between steam and diesel best. Then again I've always been an abiding fan of mixing stuff in odd ways.
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:iconstripedwine:
stripedwine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Hehehe.

I'm caught between diesel and cyber myself... tough things to marry.
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Schemilix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a slave to the unexpected. My fiction contains a world with a bizarre mix of steampunk, biopunk, and considerable overuse of assault rifles. One guy world hops and gets an actual kalashnikov... inexplicably from mexico. But everywhere has them these days.
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neener-nina Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just found out about dieselpunk today, it's intriguing thus far! I love steampunk, and while I did see someone up there say that Steampunk is all tea and cupcakes, I DISAGREE!

... this is not the place to discuss this however, I am liking what dieselpunk there is thus far.
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Yay! Glad to have another recruit. ;)
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two-smokes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Awesome!

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stripedwine Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
:thumbsup:
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PiperWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Photographer
So nice to run into another dieselpunk on here!
..I've been a 'dp' for years and until recently didn't even know that there was a definable term for it. I came across the term while looking for information on the characters that voiced 'The Shadow' back in the good old days of radio. (You've probably found this link on your own.. but will list it all the same.) [link] A great source for just about anything a diesel pumping heart could want.
In any case, wicked stamp!
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
:highfive: Yeah dieselpunks and rivetheads!

And oh wow, I did not know about that link.. I'll bet my friends do as they're steamers.

Nice to see someone else knows what I'm talking about here though. ;)
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