Jules Verne goes populuxe

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This is steampunk turned inside-out. In the early 1960s, illustrator Peter P. Plascencia wanted to bring Jules Verne's ninteenth century visions to life for a Space Age audience. So he trimmed all the curlicues off, de-bronzed everything, and gave us these very Mad Men-looking pictures of a Verne adventure.

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Thanks to illustrator Ward Jenkins, who scanned these images in from a 1964 book called Jules Verne: The Man Who Invented the Future, written by Franz Born and illustrated by Peter P. Plasencia.

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You can see more on Ward Jenkin's site.

Illustration for article titled Jules Verne goes populuxe
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I think less "Mad Men" and more "Samurai Jack," but hey, anything that can help to bring Jules Verne's visionary genius to the ignorant masses is okay in my book.