Dublin 2019 – Dublin by Airship

Acrylic painting on 250 gsm art paper.

I created this artwork for Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon. The concept is Dublin’s Spire or Monument of Light (An Túr Solais) in O’Connell Street being used as a zeppelin tether. The skyline below features several iconic Dublin buildings.

I was inspired by art deco posters of the Empire State Building (particularly the spotlights) and similar posters of the Graf Zeppelin from the 1930s. I tried to come up with some interesting and fantastical variants on airship designs, as if people were congregating in Dublin from around the globe (and possibly beyond).

The artwork was used on Progress Report 4 for the convention.

See my Etsy shop for prints and original artwork. You can find updates and Work in Progress pictures on my Facebook Artist page here

Original artwork © Iain Clark 2019.

“Worldcon”, “Hugo Award”, and the Hugo Award Logo are registered service marks of Worldcon Intellectual Property, a California non-profit public benefit corporation. “World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “NASFiC”, “Lodestar Award”, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

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