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Nov 16 2007   1:58AM GMT

Overheard: Steampunk gets some mainstream press

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

steampunk.jpg “And while I hesitated to tear open a $300 monitor that was still under warranty, art must be served.”

Jake von Slatt, Steampunk Monitor Mod

Both Newsweek and the New York Times covered steampunk this week. What is steampunk? It’s a genre of art where the artist takes something modern and alters it so it looks like it came from the Victorian Age.  Jake von Slatt is the master craftsman for steampunk. 

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