2.2 Contemporary in Origin

To be considered ‘dieselpunk,’ the material must be “contemporary in origin,” which covers the period after the end of the diesel era. Art, music, movies, and other productions that originated during the diesel era are not considered ‘dieselpunk’ but serve as source material for Dieselpunk’s genre. Productions originating during the diesel era (such as the movie Metropolis) are classified as proto-Dieselpunk.

(Updated 01/13/2021)


Schienenzeppelin (Rail Zeppelin) designed by Franz Kruckenberg. c. 1930


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