On July 4, 2012, Airship Vindus was born. The day was spent at a crew member’s house, plotting out the details of what would become known as the Vindus. Ben Watkins devised the name Vindus, which the latin roots of the word can be interpreted as “the vine with teeth”. Kevin Purvis designed the overall look and size of what would be the ship.
Though, a name and a drawing of a vessel doesn’t make an Airship. The interesting collective of people and their characters is what made Airship Vindus. Over the last two years, we’ve expanded our Vindus family to include the Ben Watkins and Joe Myers creation, Steamworks and Shadows. While they may not all be “Official Vindus Crew”, they are all part of our steampunk family here in the Midwest.
To those that have been part of the various Airship Vindus projects, or just watched from afar and supported us, we thank you. How far we’ve come and where we’re going would not be possible without the amazing people that have helped to shape the Vindus and Steamworks and Shadows.
As a special tribute to this day of remembrance of our roots, Cristin Thompson-Watkins created an inspired work of art to represent our time together.
Here’s to another two years of growth in our steampunk family!