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Olympic Closing Ceremonies: "Made in Canada" Inflatables Contribute to Canada's Quirky Sense of Fun

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Olympic Closing Ceremonies poked fun at a lot of stereotypically Canadian traits, bringing out several inflatable beavers, among other home-cooked Canadian icons, like a couple of good-natured flying moose and a whole posse of mounties.

A Canadian company, Dynamic Displays is proud to have been a part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics games, even if we're not taking home any medals ourselves. The "always enjoyable inflatable beavers," along with their giant companions--a squadron of mounted police, inflatable moose, and giant hockey players (sporting gold medals in honor of Team Canada's recent win in Men's Hockey) are brought to you by Canadian hands.

As Canadians, we're all immensely proud of our athletes and couldn't be more happy to have contributed to the Olympic Closing Ceremonies.

Take a look at the pictures!

Always Enjoyable Inflatable Beavers | Dynamic Displays

Moose! Beavers! Mounties! | Dynamic Displays

Royal Canadian Mounted Police | Dynamic Displays

All images: (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times / February 28, 2010)

Canada, Gold Medal Hockey! | Dynamic Displays
(David J. Philip / Associated Press / February 28, 2010)

Just for fun, check out the fan Facebook page made in honor of the inflatable beavers!

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NEW! Ziggy Balloon in Pro Football Parade

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ziggy on Parade in Canton, Ohio with the Pro Football Hall of Fame FestivalEveryone's favorite underdog took a break from his usual gig in your Sunday paper to appear in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Timken Grand Parade. The giant Ziggy balloon was built by Dynamic Displays and completed his maiden flight in the 2009 event, garnering enthusiastic reviews.

Ziggy's creator, Tom Wilson (pictured waving at the crowd), also appeared in the parade alongside the balloon.

Dynamic Displays is proud to welcome Ziggy into our stock of rental parade balloons. Our other licensed character balloons include crowd favorites like Elmo, Kermit the Frog and SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Inflatable Christmas Decorations for Your Holiday Event

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dynamic Displays recently completed production on a giant reindeer inflatable for the Lion's Club Kitchener. Design courtesy of our in-house artist--cute, huh?

How soon is too soon to be thinking about Christmas? Personally, I love the holiday season—not only is it a busy time for us here at Dynamic Displays, but I have a lot of leftover giddy anticipation from my childhood.

Why mention it in July? As every business person knows, real seasons begin about six months before the general public starts to take notice. If you're an event planner, you've probably already started to make plans for the holiday season. If you haven't, you should! Starting early will help you avoid some of the stress and pressure that comes with the winter months.

Check out Dynamic's catalog of holiday balloons for a little inspiration. Helium and cold-air inflatable characters make cheerful additions to your holiday parade or event.

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Louvre Atlanta Commissions Inflatable Eiffel Tower

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inflatable Eiffel Tower Custom BalloonParis' Eiffel Tower stands at an intimidating 1,063 feet, constructed by three hundred workers for the World's Fair in 1889. Today, the structure is one of most recognizable pieces of architecture in the world and is being considered for recognition as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.

In 2007, Dynamic Displays' team of thirteen built the Eiffel Tower again—this time from fabric and ink. Dynamic's artistic team painstakingly reconstructed the tower to be as true to the original as possible, piecing together photographic images to recreate the structure's unique pattern of latticework. The finished product, at 40 feet tall, is a testament to the flexibility and artistic capabilities of the inflatable medium.

The completed inflatable Eiffel Tower was built for the Louvre Atlanta High Art Museum and was exhibited in the 2007 Children's Heathcare of Atlanta Holiday Parade.

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BlackBerry Inflatable Product Replica

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BlackBerry Inflatable
Giant inflatables can create an especially big impression at trade shows and conventions, as BlackBerry recently proved.

Dynamic Displays created several huge replicas of a couple of their recent handheld product models for indoor and outdoor display. Giant product replicas have been proven to reinforce brand recognition in the minds of passing consumers—besides that, they're just fun to look at.

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Detroit Red Wings "Al the Octopus"

Monday, April 21, 2008

If you're a Red Wings fan, you're probably aware of Al the Octopus and the long-standing tradition of octopi attendance at Wings games. If you were at the first Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators playoffs game, then you also know about the cool new way that Al is showing his support

About a month ago, Dynamic Displays rushed a huge purple octopus through the production line. Within a couple weeks, the Red Wings' mascot took on a new shape--an inflatable one. Al the Inflatable Octopus demonstrates one of the many creative uses for inflatable products.

At the game, the inflatable octopus sank from the score boards and slowing raised his tentacles to the crowd before descending to the ice, grinning all the while. I guess he was glad to be there. And why not? His team won.

Pretty cool, huh?

Got a mascot? There are a lot of fun ways that you can increase their visibility.

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Harris Bank Takes to the Skies:
Corporate Mascot Roars to Life!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Harris Bank Hubert the Lion Giant Inflatable MarketingBrand reinforcement is an important part of advertising in today's over-saturated marketing arena.

Harris Bank took some big steps to promote their brand with a 30-foot replica of their company mascot—Hubert the Lion.

Hubert made his debut as a giant helium balloon on March 15, 2008 at the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, where he performed proudly for thousands of Chicago residents and visitors. The Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade is also broadcast live on national television.

Inflatable mascots are a great way to increase brand awareness. In addition to the giant helium variety, Dynamic Displays also produces custom cold-air rooftops and inflatable costumes.

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