hot air balloon and basket

ABC Hot Air Balloon at Vauxhall Victorian Day

katebarlow Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

It was a fine morning in late August when we set up this impressive 4 meter diameter sphere. As you can see, we had printed it to represent a traditional gas balloon from the 19th Century. With a real hot air balloon basket to complete the picture it really did look like a period Victorian scene. Which was the whole …

ABC inflatable spheres tethered

ABC Inflatable Spheres for April

Maeve Bradbury Exhibition Inflatables, Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

April was all about ABC inflatable spheres! ABC are dab hands at creating inflatable spheres for use at outdoor and indoor events. We must have made hundreds, if not thousands, over the years. They are great for parades, sporting occasions, exhibitions and any other event where you need to make an impression. They carry a client’s logo and branding and …

chubby heart in Wellington Arch

Inflatable Chubby Heart for London Fashion Week

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

In February, we were busy with one of our favourite commissions! Anya Hindmarch asked us to help once more with her amazing love letter to London. After the phenomenal success of last year’s Chubby Hearts project, it was exciting to be involved again. In 2018, Anya created a ‘love letter to London’ to coincide with London Fashion Week. She floated …

Large inflatable black and white cow with udder

Cold air-filled inflatables for an eye-catching August!

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Inflatable Characters, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

August has been just as busy as July. We made a series of slightly unusual cold air-filled inflatables to be used at different outdoor events. The first of our cold air-filled inflatables for August was our giant Cow. Our good friend and artist Mark Sephton, designed her. Doesn’t she look brilliant?! Everyone loves a giant inflatable animal and she certainly …

Inflatable beanstalk on theatre stage

ABC is preferred manufacturer of Inflatable Beanstalks!

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Theatre and Film Inflatables

We have never made so many inflatable beanstalks! During October we made three for Jack and the Beanstalk pantomimes – one for Covent Garden, one for The Lyric in Hammersmith and one for a theatre in Newcastle on Tyne. As you can see the inflatable beanstalks are really big, varying in size from 20 feet high to nearly 40 wide! We …

inflatable cigarette characters

Inflatable Cigarette Characters for GASP

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Inflatable Characters

We had a busy month in July! One of our big projects was a repeat order for a large number of inflatable cigarette characters from our long standing clients at GASP. GASP is a charitable organisation that educates people about the dangers of smoking. We made 500 fun inflatable cigarette characters go in to chemists and doctors surgeries. They are …

Giant inflatable yellow wellies in ABC Inflatables workshop

Inflatable Yellow Wellies for the NFU

Maeve Bradbury Fun Inflatables, Marches, Parades and Outdoor Inflatables

We had a repeat order for more inflatable Yellow Wellies! Aren’t they fantastic?! Our good friends at the NFU have ordered another pair of inflatable wellington boots from us. As you can see they stand over 2.5m high and they go to local NFU agencies who use them at agricultural shows and outdoor events. Talk about standing out in a crowd …

Virgin Care's Conor the Condom

Connor the Condom Inflatable Walkabout Costume

katebarlow Fun Inflatables, Inflatable Characters

Every so often we get a request for a humorous project. These are always great fun to do! On this occasion, Virgin Care contacted us to create an inflatable walkabout costume in the shape of a condom. Obviously we needed to make it funny but we also had to communicate quite a serious message. The result was Connor the Condom! …

Inflatable office floor plan

Giant Inflatable Signage

katebarlow Fun Inflatables

We take pride in being able to tackle any inflatable project that our clients dream up. Even so, giant inflatable signage was a new one for us! The client asked us to illustrate the floor plans of a prestigious London office space in an extremely imaginative way. Instead of using traditional signs, they wanted to create a series of printed …