What is Steam Punk

Steam Punk is the newest trend (if you’ve not come across it before, although it has been around for years for those in the know), its about mixing new and old, with designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery its a trend that is finding its way into lots of different sectors, from fashion, interior design, video games (e.g. Bioshock II), novels (e.g. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), movies (e.g. Sherlock Holmes) and TV shows (e.g. Warehouse 13).
The high tech Victorian look has been around longer than the term and can be found in Disney’s ‘50s and ‘60s adaptations of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, the contraptions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang‘s Caractacus Potts, and even in Bagpuss.