2017 Wrap up

2017 has been a busy and productive year.

Hendrick's Gin

I launched a new corporate balloon - the Hendrick's Gin Canada Hot Air Balloon. It has full digital print coverage - and is one of the most spectacular round balloons ever built. It was built by Kubicek Balloons - one of the largest manufacturers in the world - as I am a dealer for them. In it's first event we tethered it all night (12+ hours) at Nuit Blanche in Toronto in Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto City Hall. The event was a major success and had more than 100M media impressions and over 280 media articles in less than 48 hours.

Alien Rocket

The Alien Rocket made several successful appearances - including all the way to New Zealand in March of 2017 and is headed to Thailand for the winter of 2018:

Alien Rocket in New Zealand

Gone Whelan

Lastly - out of the Sandown Balloon emporium - I also helped with the creation of yet another Special Shape Hot Air Balloon - named Gone Whelan:

"Gone Whelan" Special Shape

This was a huge project with custom-dyed lightweight fabric very complicated patterning and internal structure - and the result is spectacular.