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Friday, May 1, 2009

AirShip Pilot

After seeing his first dirigible, a boy grows up to be an airship pilot.
1. Zeppelin Vintage Mixed Media Digital Art Collage - galeriedeilluminata
2. NewIndustries LTD corporate Airship brooch/pin - SteamsmithWorks
3. Steampunk Polymer Clay Airship Sculpture - ajoydesigns
4. A Boy and His Dirigible - industrialfairytale

Oh, to be an airship pilot. Almost as prevalent in steampunk culture as the goggles, the mighty dirigible represents the technology to fly with the most basic of mechanical elements. It is both romantic and a testament to the ingenuity of of the past that never was, but might be in SteamPunk culture. Along with these amazing pieces of art, I discovered the image of the airship all over etsy and those will be shared in the future as well.
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11 comments:

mermaiden said...

Not only do I love these images, but I just love the word *dirigible*. Miyazaki uses it in his film Kiki's Delivery Service, Joanna Newsom and The Decemberists include it in song lyrics- 3 of my list toppers. And then we have *zeppelin*- get the Led out! Um, yes, great picks says I ;]

Youvegotmaille said...

Gotta agree with mermaiden on the word dirigible. What a fun word.

Best thing about Final Fantasy games. Have they done one without an airship?

The Stapelia Company said...

I love dirigibles and I use them in my work every once in awhile. I have in my paper collection an envelope postmarked from a blimp during one of the World's Fairs. The imagery is great and it's so cool and unique.

AJ said...

Love all of these! And now I've got Abney Park's "Airship Pirates" running through my head. Weee!

Judy Elizabeth said...

Wonderful choices...love A Joy Designs airship! What fun!

Crickets Creations: Handcrafted Fashion Accessory Scarves and Fringies Professional Photo Portrait Props said...

This collection looks so GOOD together!! Love that airship especially...

Celeste (Crickets)

For The Cross Jewelry Designs said...

I LOVE A Joy Designs airship! She's so talented!

. c h o k l i t . said...

Yay for dirigibles! I agree, I just want to say that word over and over. Have you seen Theremina of Coilhouse's blog DRGBLZ? Airships and the LOL-speak meme combined, heee!

That galeriedeilluminata print has been being loved by me for years. I love using it in Etsy Treasuries.

TotusMel said...

That site is hilarious choklit, thanks for sharing!

ArtSnark said...

Another fab collection!

Chrisy said...

Lovin your blog and the interesting stuff featured...