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Our Gallery: The Future That Never Was

23 Apr

Let us begin with a few quotes from donaguirre‘s gallery @ Deviantart:

Eldorado, a former colony of the Kingdom of Albion, became an independent monarchy in 1776 (“No Eldoradian King – no eldoradian taxes !”), when the King of Albion addressed the elected King of Eldorado as “mon frère” for the first time in the “Dépêche fraternelle”, which is nowadays exhibited in the N.H.City National Museum. Monarchy became constitutional with the end of the Eldoradian civil war (1861-65), when the confederate states abolished absolutism. The Kings name is Jacob ever since (the royal coat of arms reads “Iacobus Rex”), but most Eldoradians use to refer to his majesty as “Jack”.

Two Elekktra-II support airships maneuvering in the docking perimeter of Atlantis station. Elekktrae docked the MPRP on a regular base to keep both, technical installations and crew, operational. A common air force nickname for HE-II standard support vessels was “Milk Cow”, abbreviated as “MC” in radio code.

An early Elekktra class (HE-I) rigid airship entering the landing perimeter of the Westworld Testing Facility “WTF”, (sometimes called “Where The F***), also known as “the dry castle” or “napkinworx”, as the area was situated in the Western Territories’ vast desert regions and due to Citizen Hugges’ often documented habit to scribble ideas onto napkins while in a restaurant to “save them for mankind”, expecting his technical staff to bring them to fruition exactly as seen on his 30 second blueprint.

The Future That Never Was by donaguirre (2010)

The Future That Never Was by donaguirre (2010)

…in short, a whole brave new world with its own history, folklore and humor. Sometimes dark, sometimes full of sunlight, always streamlined and uncompromisingly dieselpunk. Welcome to the Future That Never Was!


Here is a small selection of donaguirre‘s concept art, in chronological order:

Rocket Uberfighter by donaguirre (2008)

Rocket Uberfighter by donaguirre (2008)

Spirit of Dystopia by donaguirre (2008)

Spirit of Dystopia by donaguirre (2008)

Elekktra by donaguirre (2008)

Elekktra by donaguirre (2008)

Portside engine nacelle by donaguirre (2008)

Portside engine nacelle by donaguirre (2008)

Sky lounge by donaguirre (2008)

Sky lounge by donaguirre (2008)

Buy Peace Bonds by donaguirre (2008)

Buy Peace Bonds by donaguirre (2008)

Torpedo Mk 2 by donaguirre (2008)

Torpedo Mk 2 by donaguirre (2008)

Rollout by donaguirre (2009)

Rollout by donaguirre (2009)

Nikkokan Task Force by donaguirre (2009)

Nikkokan Task Force by donaguirre (2009)

Leaving Home Defence Perimeter by donaguirre (2009)

Leaving Home Defence Perimeter by donaguirre (2009)

West Coast Blitz by donaguirre (2009)

West Coast Blitz by donaguirre (2009)

Uncle Jack wants You by donaguirre (2009)

Uncle Jack wants You by donaguirre (2009)

PX class hangar by donaguirre (2009)

PX class hangar by donaguirre (2009)

Parry the wind High Low by donaguirre (2009)

Parry the wind High Low by donaguirre (2009)

Joint Defence Fighter 1936 by donaguirre (2009)

Joint Defence Fighter 1936 by donaguirre (2009)

S3 0 Rekku by donaguirre (2009)

S3 0 Rekku by donaguirre (2009)

Malstroem Zeppenfeldt MZ 8 by donaguirre (2009)

Malstroem Zeppenfeldt MZ 8 by donaguirre (2009)

Kiss me goodnight by donaguirre (2010)

Kiss me goodnight by donaguirre (2010)

Atlantis Station by donaguirre (2010)

Atlantis Station by donaguirre (2010)

Castafiore C30 bis by donaguirre (2010)

Castafiore C30 bis by donaguirre (2010)

Racing Weekend by donaguirre (2010)

Racing Weekend by donaguirre (2010)

Paxific Patrol by donaguirre (2011)

Paxific Patrol by donaguirre (2011)

Unity Class Commercial by donaguirre (2011)

Unity Class Commercial by donaguirre (2011)

C 30bis by donaguirre (2011)

C 30bis by donaguirre (2011)

To see more and to learn about Eldorado, Teutonia and other parts of donaguirre‘s alternative world please visit the artist’s gallery.

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