The Flying Fortress

The wind in your hair: streamlining

Posted in Aesthetics by flyingfortress on August 15, 2009


If one single design aesthetic must be chosen to represent dieselpunk, I would choose streamlining.

It came to me instantly. As soon as I finished reading Zagglenack’s recent post, I knew I had to write about streamlining. Those flowing, organic curves, the cab set waaaaay in the back of the car, and the performance difference that can be achieved by applying a few simple principles of aerodynamics make for a beautiful example of form-follows-function design.


Dieselpunk: for the war effort!

Posted in Definitions, Site News by flyingfortress on June 3, 2008

Welcome to The Flying Fortress.

TFF is dedicated exclusively to dieselpunk, a subgenre of retro-futurism styled on the 1930s and 1940s. That sounds good, but what exactly is dieselpunk?