Decodence is a portmanteau of the words 'deco' and 'decadence'. It’s when the essence of the 1920s - 40s, either implied or explicit, is present. Decodence can be explicit when a movie is set in the Diesel Era. Or it can be implied when Diesel Era tropes appear outside of that time period. Decodence can be found not only in works of fiction but also in industrial design, fashion, architecture, and interior design. Modern decodence infused creations are often labeled 'retro' or 'vintage.'
|Dieselpunk Movie Richard III (1995) Explicit Decodence|
|Dieselpunk Movie Batman (1989) Implied Decodence|
|Dieselpunk Marketing, Speakeasy Metropolis Lager, Implied Decodence|
|Dieselpunk Industrial Design, Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe ll, Implied Decodence|
|Dieselpunk Fashion, Ralph Lauren 2012, Implied Decodence|
I highly recommend the blog post by the Dieselpunk Founding Father Nick Ottens titled ‘Decodence.’