When it comes to finding Steampunk art to use in home decor, sometimes you have to look outside of retail outlets to find something really unique. Etsy offers a wide variety of handmade items from individual sellers and small businesses. One such business is The Art Of Boyd, a shop based in North Olmsted, Ohio, which sells unique pieces of colorful vintage art work and illustrations. In this shop, you will find vintage themed pen and ink drawings, vignettes, prints, abstract watercolors, and digital collages. Here we take a look at some of the shop’s Steampunk art pieces that you can frame to add a bit of whimsy to your home’s decor.
Progress of the Century Eclectic World Map Vintage Poster Print
This is an old Currier and Ives etching that represents the progressive achievements of America such as the railroad, steamboat, telegraph, and steam powered printing press. Poster print has been juxtaposed with a vintage map that shows how all of these inventions merged together. Print size choice of 12 inches by 18 inches or 20 inches by 30 inches. Printed on heavy weight Fuji Crystal Archive Paper and carefully packaged for shipping. Poster would look great in a frame and makes the perfect piece of Steampunk art to display in the home or office. Scene in poster depicts all of these important inventions in black and white for a great vintage look.
Steampunk Rocket Man 8×10 Original Illustration Print
An original print by the artist, inspired by the classic movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Scene depicts the professor wearing his flame retardant leather jacket, with glittery wings and retro-firing rockets attached to him. The Steampunk art feature of this scene is the futuristic invention the professor is experimenting with. Background is done in shades of beige, and the professor is wearing a red jacket and olive green trousers with black shoes. This is an 8 inch by 10 inch print that would looked great matted and framed.
Victorian Deep Sea Diver Steampunk 8×10 Print with New England Map Background
This is a digital collage print that measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Print is professionally printed on heavy weight Canon Luster or Kodak Archival photo paper with archival inks to last for decades. The digital collage was created by using an old postcard combined with an 1859 map of Massachusetts. After combining the two, the result was color tinted and arranged in such a way that it would appear to be an antique or vintage print. Design features a deep sea diver wearing an old fashioned helmet, with the Rockport Harbor, MA map in the background.
Victorian Monkey Racing Greyhound Harness Blueprint 8×10 Patent Print
What could be better than a black and white print of a monkey as a jockey racing a greyhound dog as the horse? The greyhound wears a muzzle and is wearing a Rennie Renfrom patented stirrup assembly and saddle. This 8 inch by 10 inch print is just cool and unusual enough to be considered Steampunk art. Professionally printed on archival paper, this print would look great in a frame displayed in the study or den.
Victorian Nautilus Jules Verne Steampunk Blueprint 8×12 Print
One of the classic movies in the Steampunk genre is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Now you can own your own 8 inch by 12 inch print of the blueprint of the Nautilus, the Victorian class nuclear submarine that belonged to Captain Nemo in the film. The aqua-blue colored blueprint shows two different views of this metal masterpiece of a submarine. Print is professionally printed on glossy, heavy weight Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper. Frame this beauty and mount on the wall for a terrific Steampunk look.
Victorian Aeroplane Winged Airplane Blueprint 8×10 Print
Coming up with great inventions is all part of the Steampunk science fiction genre.This appears to be a print of a vintage blueprint from an aeroplane design that dates back to 1919. Aeroplane is crafted to have wings and a tail that actually almost look like feathers. Print has the words “J.N.G. Nesbit, Aeroplane. Application filed Oct. 27, 1917” and has several signatures of the inventor, attorney, and witnesses. Blueprint is on a background that looks like very old and time stained paper. Professionally printed on heavy weight Fuji Crystal archival photo paper so it will last for years and years and still look great.
Vintage 1852 Flying Machines Blueprint 8.5×11 Print
Printed on heavy weight archival photo paper, this print depicts the early flying machines of the 1800s. This is a drawing by artist Ferdinand Tollin that show sketches of the major elements of flying and different styles of “wings” that had been invented during this time period. The Etsy artist then took this sketch and created a blueprint from it against a bright blue background. Print would make an interesting conversation piece when framed and hung in a study or den. Own this great combination of Steampunk art and the history of aviation.
Antique style 1775 Hemisphere Projection Map of the World Poster Print
This is a reproduction print of an antique 1775 world map that has been digitally colored to have two tones for eye catching appeal. Style of map is in the classic hemisphere projection format. Print is offered in two sizes, either 12 inches by 18 inches, or 20 inches by 30 inches. Print features two halves of the circular globe with an ornate gray colored display above it. This print would look great in a frame and displayed among other works of Steampunk art. This piece is professionally printed on heavy weight Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper so that it lasts for years to come and retains its vibrant colors.
Royal Netherlands Navy Dutch Submarine Poster Print
Available in sizes 12 inches by 18 inches or 20 inches by 30 inches, this print is professionally printed on Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper. Designs features the blueprint drawing of a submarine from the Royal Netherlands Navy combined with a map of the oceans and current of the world. Together, the combination makes for a great piece of Steampunk art that would look great framed and on display in the home or office.