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Steampunk Clip Art

Updated on September 13, 2014

Add Fantasy and Futuristic Elements with Steampunk Clip Art

Steampunk clip art can make your craft projects and graphic design pop!

The term "steampunk" came about in the 1980s and refers to design that is futuristic but harkens to an older time when steam power was used. Some elements of steampunk include science fiction, horror, and fantasy among other things.

The clip art I've found and share here are all Steampunk related. There's black and white images of landscapes suitable for backdrops to Steampunk design. Other images include iconic Steampunk items: goggles, watches, and more.

Clock face graphic courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

The Term "Steampunk"

It's not exactly clear where or when

the term "steampunk" originated.

It was used in the late 1980s

as a variation on "cyberpunk."

Science fiction author K. W. Jeter used

the phrase in a 1987 article to describe

fiction set in the Victorian era.

Source: Wikipedia

Steampunk Clip Art -- Objects - Binoculars, Pocket Watches, Clocks

Lady with binoculars. Very Steampunk! Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. See the link below.
Lady with binoculars. Very Steampunk! Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. See the link below.

Mini Gears by Tim Holtz - Trinkets to use with Steampunk Clip Art

The Tim Holtz line of craft and embellishment products lend themselves well to the Steampunk look. Use gears, clock faces and hands, and keys to give dimension to scrap booking or other projects where you use Steampunk clip art.

Steampunk Clip Art -- Attire and People - People and Clothes Steampunk Style

Cinderella. Click the link below to download this Steampunk style clip art.
Cinderella. Click the link below to download this Steampunk style clip art.

The Clip Art Book - Lots more Steampunk clip art for your designs

Aerial House

Aerial House
Aerial House

Machine Clip Art - Steampunk with Moving Parts

Windmill with industrial size propellers. Check The Graphics Fairy for more fun steampunk clip art.
Windmill with industrial size propellers. Check The Graphics Fairy for more fun steampunk clip art.

Landscapes, Scenes, Lettering -- Steampunk Style - Steampunk Clip Art

Landscape background for a Steampunk design.
Landscape background for a Steampunk design.

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How will you use Steampunk Clip Art? - Do you have a special project in mind?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm re-opening my dog care business in Ventura Ca. A community that's been supporting the arts aggressively as part of a face lift for the town. I will have the ONLY STEAMPUNK themed community (and high quality) dog wash in the country. I also plan to use the theme of the storefront as a backdrop to display local artists work. The local Office of Economic Development is behind my project to the point of streamlining permitting process's, negotiating leases and offering low to no interest leasehold improvement loans.

      The ONLY Steampunk themed dog wash in the country! Being a "surf community", I'm designing and building light fixtures now. A surfboard hanging flat to the ceiling, painted a faux aluminum plane fuselage, with outriggers, a small working propeller in the place of the skag (rear fin), colored LED lights and "outriggers" with LED lighting fixtures for practical use. Plus a porthole, looking down with the illuminated head of a bulldog wearing a top hat and monocle staring down through the glass. Basically a metal blimp in the shape of a surfboard. And other light fixtures will be made out of rice paper and dirigible shaped for other lighting. And an old fortune telling machine that the proceeds from will be donated to the local dog shelter.

      All this thanks to the works of Robert Rankin.

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      Chrystalia 4 years ago

      I am developing a group of premium domain steampunk sites for a client of mine--I'll be hunting down clipart, fonts, etc. I also use in crafting and graphic design for websites. featured this beautiful lens on mine :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I will be using these as part of the illustrations for my story I will be sure to link it here when it is complete!

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      EmmaCooper LM 4 years ago

      Very cool lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel

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      CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

      Neat lens.

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      Great resource! ~.~

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      What a fun lens Love the aerial house. blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Steampunk and clipart are both very popular right now and what a nice combination you have here for those delighting in the possibility thinking of all things Steampunk...or just wanting to pick up a little here and there.

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      innovari 5 years ago

      Interesting and useful clip art!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love steampunk - and you have given us some great resources. Squid Angel Blessed and bookmarked to digg.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      Kinda like WillyWanka or 80 day Around the world. Neat

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      This is really a pretty cool resource!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      I'll use it for inspiration in combining found objects...thanks!

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Nice resources lens. My wife and her friends make steampunk jewelry from vintage watch parts.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I just find steampunk intriguing. Guess I should read some of the books in the genre to see what it's all about. Sure an interesting look.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The steampunk eye patch is pretty cool. :)

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      I quite like steampunk, thanks for sharing :)

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      stephenes 5 years ago

      Looks nice :)

      Shared it with my fb friends too :)