Steampunk Star Wars

Posted by Grey Sunday, March 20, 2011

Star Wars just got punk'd. Steampunk'd, that is.

For the uninformed, the first and foremost question would be, what exactly is Steampunk?

Well, when all else failed, there's always Wikipedia to turn to.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

With that out of the way, hit the jump for some truly bold and amazing reimagining of one of the most beloved piece of science fiction, Star Wars, by UK-based artist Bjorn Hurri.

The complete works:

Before you get into berserker mode over the snubbing of Luke and Chewie, here's a collection of works in progress.

Source: Bjorn Hurri's CGHub page


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