Airships, Zeppelins, dirigibles and lighter-than-air steam powered travel are common motifs in both steampunk ideology as well as fiction. The days of the airship have not fully vanished, and continue to occupy a fancy in the collective steampunk consciousness. It’s a timeless craft, from giant balloons supporting old ships to the modern, sleek blimps and proposed heavy lifters.
Karel Zeman, a Czech film director has a unique visual style, almost papercut in its aesthetic. Below is a clip from his 1960’s film “The Stolen Airship”. Enjoy!
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