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    The Amazon

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    The Amazon

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The Balloon Hat Experience

Posted by James Cartwright,

Sometimes it’s hard to find much to smile about. Economic downturn, extortionate education costs and global warming (you’d forgotten about global warming hadn’t you) all threaten to warp your face into the grimmest of frowns. But what if there was a device that could instantly bring a smile to your face – like a hat crafted from balloons? Artists Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert take the simple art of balloon twisting and elevate it to new heights with the Balloon Hat Experience; creating novelty rubber headgear around the world with the humble intention of making people smile. Enjoy the pictures – everything’s going to be alright.


Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.