Spent the weekend thinking about our last post and the reference made to balloons. We love balloons, but why? Because they’re whimsical? Colorful? The aesthetic of the balloon is not usually pondered because nobody wants just one balloon, preferring, like these two bathing beauties, the rainbow effect of the “whole bunch.”
But there’s something beautiful about just one or two balloons. It’s unexpected and compelling, like seeing someone carrying just one large flower.
And while we often find comfort in bunches, there’s always a place for the singular. So where do these squeaky, rubbery, colorful objects fit into the world of design world? And how
can we capture their ethereal quality with paper and ink?
Below are some of our favorite “balloon” designs that beautifully translate all of these concepts. Enjoy!
|From designer Kate Gilman, this letterpress postcard relates a sense of trapped space and time.|
|Designed and printed by Elizabeth Evans of Wildhorse Press, we love the way the typography works within the space of the balloon. An uplifting message, literally.|
|Fill-in party invitations by Seven Sparrows in Sydney, Australia. Love the color, the diagonal lines, and the simplicity of the design.|