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Casino
Casino

Balloon arch and reproduction of Tutankhamun\'s death mask, front view. The mural was commissioned by Pornichet Casino for the unveiling of a new slot machine based on the movie The Mummy.

 

Balloon arch and reproduction of Tutankhamun's death mask, front view. The mural was commissioned by Pornichet Casino for the unveiling of a new slot machine based on the movie The Mummy.

Tutankhamun Arch
Tutankhamun Arch

Reproduction of Tutankhamun\'s death mask commissioned in November 2012 by Pornichet Casino, to promote the arrival of a new themed fruit machine.

 

Reproduction of Tutankhamun's death mask commissioned in November 2012 by Pornichet Casino, to promote the arrival of a new themed fruit machine.

Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun

More Balloon Tut. This isn\'t quite an Egyptian profile view, but it\'s close enough.

 

More Balloon Tut. This isn't quite an Egyptian profile view, but it's close enough.

Burial Mask
Burial Mask

The theme of the casino\'s new one-armed bandits was \"The Mummy\" (the movie with Brendan Frasier). Which is why Môssieur Ballon created this balloon reproduction of Pharaoh Tutankhamun\'s burial mask.

 

The theme of the casino's new one-armed bandits was "The Mummy" (the movie with Brendan Frasier). Which is why Môssieur Ballon created this balloon reproduction of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's burial mask.

Destination Moon
Destination Moon

For the 2012 edition of the \"Bulle en Seine\" Franco-Belgian comics festival in Vigneux sur Seine, Môssieur Ballon created a scaled reproduction of Tintin\'s iconic moon rocket. 500 balloons and 12 hours of weaving were needed to build this 5-meter rocket. The rocket appeared in Hergé\'s Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon, first published in 1953 and 1954 respectively - some 15 years before Apollo 11. Considering the information available to him at the time of writing, Hergé actually got a fair bit right when trying to anticipate what a real-life lunar mission and moon landing would be like.

 

For the 2012 edition of the "Bulle en Seine" Franco-Belgian comics festival in Vigneux sur Seine, Môssieur Ballon created a scaled reproduction of Tintin's iconic moon rocket. 500 balloons and 12 hours of weaving were needed to build this 5-meter rocket. The rocket appeared in Hergé's Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon, first published in 1953 and 1954 respectively - some 15 years before Apollo 11. Considering the information available to him at the time of writing, Hergé actually got a fair bit right when trying to anticipate what a real-life lunar mission and moon landing would be like.

Magic Lamp
Magic Lamp

Close-up on Aladdin\'s face and the magic lamp.

 

Close-up on Aladdin's face and the magic lamp.

Aladdin's Face
Aladdin\'s Face

Closeup on Aladdin\'s face. The title \"Arabian Nights\" isn\'t entirely accurate: the original Arabic compilation, \"One Thousand and One Nights\", was itself based on stories from all over the Muslim world - for example, the story of Sheherazade, which provides the framing device, is Persian. The folk tales collected and added to the work later on by European translators, including the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba, also have very diverse settings: Aladdin himself is from China, and the sorcerer (who Jafar was based on) came all the way there from Western Africa for the magic lamp. What ties these stories together is a shared reference pool and their transmission along the network of trade routes irrigating the Middle East and Central Asia, such as the Silk Road.

 

Closeup on Aladdin's face. The title "Arabian Nights" isn't entirely accurate: the original Arabic compilation, "One Thousand and One Nights", was itself based on stories from all over the Muslim world - for example, the story of Sheherazade, which provides the framing device, is Persian. The folk tales collected and added to the work later on by European translators, including the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba, also have very diverse settings: Aladdin himself is from China, and the sorcerer (who Jafar was based on) came all the way there from Western Africa for the magic lamp. What ties these stories together is a shared reference pool and their transmission along the network of trade routes irrigating the Middle East and Central Asia, such as the Silk Road.

A Whole New World
A Whole New World

After the success met by Balloon Tut, the same casino commissioned another performance. The theme this time was: Arabian Nights!

 

After the success met by Balloon Tut, the same casino commissioned another performance. The theme this time was: Arabian Nights!

Giant crayfish entirely made with balloons
Giant crayfish entirely made with balloons

It took nearly 6 hours and 300 balloons to create this giant crayfish.

 

It took nearly 6 hours and 300 balloons to create this giant crayfish.

Giant balloon crayfish
Giant balloon crayfish

Once completed, the balloon crayfish proudly decorated the IKEA restaurant of Brest (West of France) for a special crayfish event.

 

Once completed, the balloon crayfish proudly decorated the IKEA restaurant of Brest (West of France) for a special crayfish event.

Giant crayfish
Giant crayfish

The size of this giant balloon crayfish? About 4 meters long!

 

The size of this giant balloon crayfish? About 4 meters long!

 
 
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