BRIAN MAY ON HIS LATEST STEREOSCOPIC CREATION: THE STEAMPUNK OWL
The style of this viewer was inspired by the current Steampunk genre – a fanciful combination of Victorian style and pre-combustion engine technology. Steampunk has been described as how the World would have looked if the Victorians had managed to get into Space, as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells dreamed.
Stereoscopy – now known as 3-D – was invented in 1832 by Englishman Charles Wheatstone, and this new instrument, firmly based on the genius of his designs, seemed a perfect opportunity to incorporate steampunk motifs into its appearance. The design also owes a lot to my old friend Chris Dodman at S.B. Westons in Sunbury-upon-Thames, who collaborated on the design of the very first ‘Classic’ folding focussing OWL in 2009. It’s manufactured by my friends in China, Jade Productions, who have also printed our most recent LSC books.
The first limited edition Steampunk OWLs arrived today – an introductory limited edition of 1.000 in a special themed cardboard packet designed by the LSC’s Jamie Symonds. And with a bonus of 5 high quality digital stereo photos of its crazy inventor. They will hopefully be flying out very soon !!!
The London Stereoscopic Company currently presents stereoscopic images (as stereo cards and illustrations in books) using the highest resolution printing technology available today, and viewed through this new device, these visuals are guaranteed to spring to life in glorious 3-D, just as in Victorian times. The Steampunk OWL can also be used to view 3-D videos and VR content on any smartphone. The LSC’s mission is to inspire a new generation to embrace stereoscopy, by sharing the world’s greatest 3-D images – from Victorian times to the present day. Enjoy !
The link to purchase is HERE: https://shop.londonstereo.com/OWL-STEAMPUNK.html
And this is what is inside the special themed introductory package ! Designed by The LSC’s own Jamie Symonds, it comes with a link to 5 exclusive stereos formatted for viewing on your smart phone through an OWL ! Snap up a few ! All your Christmas present problems solved at a stroke !