I originally had in my head aeroplanes and fluffy clouds for the bubbas Nursery. I’m quite obsessed with travel and there’s something about clouds and the sky that is quite innocent and day dreamy. Then hot air balloons started appearing in the clouds, floating and colourful. This happens to me a lot… I’ll start with a very firm idea and then while I’m not looking my mind will wander off to something else. Here’s a collection of inspiration that I’ve been gathering over the past few weeks.
A vintage poster that I’ve loved for a long time, I first saw it in a poster store in Paris…
Love the flags and decorative elements on these ones. What is it about circus colours and imagery?
Stunning poster found on flickr, Kindercastle poster by Alicia Waters
Can you believe this is a cake? Air Balloon Cake by Sweet Tier
Fabric that I bought from Ikea last week. I fell in love with the colours and especially the little flags. They also do a little soft toy balloon and stickers to go with it but I can’t say that I really love them, so I’m going to design my own.
Now that I’m all inspired I have some serious sketching to do.