T-Shirt of the Day Award for Count Zeppelin’s Birthday!

8 Jul

Zeppelins and airships and blimps, oh my! Different names for the same thing – all based on the original designs of Count Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin, an aeronautical engineer and airship designer born born July 8, 1838.

Ballooning was popular in the late 1800s, but von Zeppelin was interested in guided air travel. After a long period of trial and error, he received a patent for the first “airship train” in 1895. The military quickly adopted the airships for use in wartime, and civilian rides were not far after. The most famous zeppelin was the Hindenburg, which caught fire in the air and killed many people. Of course, today airships show up most in fanciful and fantastic steampunk stories and art.

Zeppelin shirt
Zeppelin by magarmor

Epic Fail - Hindenburg disaster shirt
Epic Fail – Hindenburg disaster by GoodToGoTees

Historical Hot Air Balloon Designs Vintage Image shirt
Historical Hot Air Balloon Designs Vintage Image by harlowandcompany

Historical Accuracy T-Shirt - Women's style shirt
Historical Accuracy T-Shirt – Women’s style by steamcon

Steampunk pirate airship shirt
Steampunk pirate airship by MrsEvilGenius

BLIMP shirt
BLIMP by joessports

4th of July - Airship Vintage Art Shirt shirt
4th of July – Airship Vintage Art Shirt by MyOtherPlanet

Airship Pirate shirt
Airship Pirate by clockworkwings

My Other Ride is an Airship Version 2 shirt
My Other Ride is an Airship Version 2 by Chris_the_Abyss

Join the Air Service shirt
Join the Air Service by lc_wpa

BLIMP 1 shirt
BLIMP 1 by joessports

Personal Airship shirt
Personal Airship by CBI_Steampunk

Airship Nesbeth shirt
Airship Nesbeth by nesbeth

AIRSHIP Women's T-shirt shirt
AIRSHIP Women’s T-shirt by transearth

Airship Mechanic shirt
Airship Mechanic by willlapuerta

Dirigible Air Tour T-Shirt shirt
Dirigible Air Tour T-Shirt by SteamPunkTees

Balloon Chariot steampunk Shirt shirt
Balloon Chariot steampunk Shirt by strangeling

Steampunk derigicyclist shirt
Steampunk derigicyclist by MrsEvilGenius

Dirigible Lighter Than Air Airship shirt
Dirigible Lighter Than Air Airship by clearedtoland

leg zeppelin shirt
leg zeppelin by dotanrs

PENGUICON 2009 Autumn Lake Steampunk Dark T-Shirt shirt
PENGUICON 2009 Autumn Lake Steampunk Dark T-Shirt by mooncity

Fat humor t-shirt shirt
Fat humor t-shirt by tshirtfun

I’ll see you in a funny t-shirt!

QUICK LINKS:
Count Zeppelin biography
The Hindenburg Disaster


Castle in the Sky
– a timeless story of courage and friendship with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy Award–winning director Hayao Miyazaki , complete with steampunk airships and pirates!

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