The other side of globalization?
June 15, 2001 7:38 AM   Subscribe

The other side of globalization? For over three years, a balloon twister and a photographer went around the world and made balloon hats for everyone they met, for free, and took pictures of them.
posted by tranquileye (13 comments total)
This is one of the most beautiful art projects I've ever come across. It's amazing to see that balloon hats (and these are quite good ones) evoke the same playful emotions the world over.
posted by aladfar at 7:46 AM on June 15, 2001

How do I get that job?
posted by dangerman at 7:51 AM on June 15, 2001

that made my day, thanks
posted by Mick at 7:54 AM on June 15, 2001

Now THATS cool. Metafilter at its finest! (though the title of the link seemed like Metafilter as of late). Beautiful pictures. Its amazing what a little color adds to everyday life. Thanks for the great post!! super sweet.
posted by tomplus2 at 7:55 AM on June 15, 2001

thank you
posted by mmm at 7:59 AM on June 15, 2001

When I saw the words "balloon hats," there was no way I was going to look at that site (coulrophobe) but I'm glad that I read the comments and relented. Really beautiful... but how'd he get it on the camel?
posted by mimi at 8:32 AM on June 15, 2001

Zippity POP!
posted by daveadams at 8:46 AM on June 15, 2001

At least they aren't dressed up like clowns. I hate that.
posted by norm at 8:49 AM on June 15, 2001

Beautiful... the balloon hats on the Masai almost seemed like regional festival attire, and not the art project that it was.

Thanks for the link!
posted by silusGROK at 9:25 AM on June 15, 2001

I can't help but laught at the picture taken in "East Los Angeles, California" :)

Great link, thanks.
posted by pnevares at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2001

Beautiful link. I love the quotes in the "What is laughing?" section.

posted by treedream at 10:40 AM on June 15, 2001

That link sets up my weekend nicely. Thanks
posted by keithl at 11:16 AM on June 15, 2001

Is there an award for best MeFi link of the year? I nominate this one.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:21 PM on June 15, 2001

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