Last night I stumbled on this memorable photo, and it got me thinking about the use of balloons in art and film. Maybe it’s just because it’s a gray day out here, but I think balloons are universally enchanting for kids and grownups alike…colorful, playful and just a bit mysterious, as they could float off into the sky at any moment.
I immediately thought of Le Ballon Rouge, the iconic French film about a red balloon that follows a lonely young boy. I bet many of us watched it in French class, it’s a definite classic.
I’m also intrigued by these charming prints of another French gentlemen surrounded by various types of balloons and bright colors. So fun!
I LOVE Vimeo for finding well-curated videos from the creative community. The videos are all incredibly high-quality and crystal clear. I like the abstract, minimal feel of this one (click to be taken to the video screen).http://player.vimeo.com/video/7590824
I hope your imagination takes you up in the sky today! :)