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Ernst Haeckel on Shirts and Personal Devices

Updated on March 16, 2016
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Ernst Haeckel Art On Tees and Gifts

Do you know someone on your gift list that loves sea creatures; like seahorses, nudibranchs or brightly colored coral? The Zazzle website has Ernst Haeckel's "Art Forms in Nature" available on a whole range of products. Good gift choices for the artist on your list.

Artists and academics are discovering Ernst Haeckel. I was first impressed by his sea creatures as art. Apparently, as I have read, he spend hours looking in a microscope. It was the middle and late 19th century and microscopic observation and oceanic creatures was a new field of study.

Haeckel was so excited about the sights he was discovering that he started drawing them and hence, his legacy to the world of art science, and modern man's enjoyment.

Modern man can enjoy his images on almost anything and this page is for the Ernst Haeckel fan. His plates are now seen on the simple t-shirt or hat. Baubles, keychains, ipad covers, and mousepads can be covered with your favorite Haeckel animals.

If you do not know Ernst Haeckel discover how you can enjoy vintage art, as, "New Again" with the Haeckel creations to browse on Zazzle. There is no shortage of the choices for Ernst Haeckel images.


Nudibranch on Tee
Nudibranch on Tee | Source
Shirt available on Zazzle
Shirt available on Zazzle

Haeckel Art Forms in Nature to Wear


Haeckel's early desire was to enter the field of art. It was natural for him to put on paper what he saw in the microscope. He first work was The Radiolaran Atlas of 1862. It showcased 35 plates and zoology notes on the skeletal structures of the one-celled animals.

The visual aspects of his first work helped launch him into household name recognition, long before the publication of Art Forms in Nature in 1898.

The plates in his first work are spheres with repetitive circles, spikes, hexagons and curlicues; a viewers first reaction is excitement. The Radiolarian Atlas is a precursor of art nouveau.

cowfish by Haeckel
cowfish by Haeckel | Source

Zazzle's Ernst Haeckel Shop

Zazzle is a POD located in California and all products are printed on demand locally. Most products are manufactured locally, as well. Your order is shipped in 1-2 day window.

The Haeckel Zazzle shop is indexed by animal or by product and designed with visual happiness.

View by clicking product or your favorite sea creature. More indexes down the right side bar. Buy others designs or make your own with a few easy clicks.

Follow the link Zazzle Ernst Haeckel Shop to enter the store.

Amazon.com Has Ernst Haeckel

I have to admit that Zazzle is "Thee" place to go for Haeckel themed products, but amazon.com carries all the books and some posters.

I found the biography, "The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernest Heakel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought" interesting for its thorough look into Haeckel and the controversies his personality, and a printing error, caused in his later career. I also enjoyed the look into the Victorian era and the Darwinism Haeckel championed his whole life. The ideas "The Origin of The Species" suggested was his template. He lectured for scientific principles and academic thinking.

Haeckel admired the book so much he decided that meeting Darwin was essential to his own work. Where Darwin was quiet about his work, Haeckel wanted to shout and support the new astounding ideas.

Haeckel became famous and infamous. A mistake on a printed page was forever tied to his name, even though, it was corrected in the next issue of the academic work.

Is Haeckel New to You?

Haeckel is as popular now as he was in the art nouveau era. College biology or zoology courses introduces the student to Haeckel in nearly every learning institution.

Have you heard of the artist/naturalist, Ernst Haeckel?

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© 2012 Sherry Venegas

Ernst Haeckel Is In the Spotlight Again

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago

      Wonderful products here! Haeckel designs make some really awesome merchandise! :)

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      printabledolls 5 years ago

      wowo these artworks are fantastic!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very attractive artwork! Looks great as a t-shirt, as well as on other items! :)

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