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

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

Canadian Olympic Beaver BalloonThe Olympic Closing Ceremonies poked fun at a lot of stereotypically Canadian traits, featuring 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 after the jump!

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Inflatable Christmas Decorations for Your Holiday Event

Inflatable Christmas Decorations for Your Holiday Event

Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerDynamic 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.

Louvre Atlanta Commissions Inflatable Eiffel Tower

Louvre Atlanta Commissions Inflatable Eiffel Tower

Eiffel-Tower-AtlantaParis’ 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.

BlackBerry Inflatable Product Replica

Blackberry Inflatable  ReplicaGiant 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.

Detroit Red Wings "Al the Octopus"

Detroit Red Wings "Al the Octopus"

Red Wings Octopus, Descending onto the IceIf 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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Jim Thomson: 2002 Festivals & Events Ontario Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim Thomson: 2002 Festivals & Events Ontario Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim Thomson, Founder of Dynamic Displays

James Thomson, Dynamic Displays (retired), Windsor, Ontario

Festivals and Events Ontario welcomes James Thomson as a 2002 Hall of Fame Inductee.

James Thomson is truly a dynamic individual, starting a business out of his home and growing it to an international supplier of inflatable balloons for the largest events across North America. In 2000, the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association inducted James Thomson as their first Hall of Fame member recognizing his invention of the cold air inflatable as being the start of their industry as a whole. To note that inflatables of all types—helium, games and stationary—have made a most visible impact on the events industry as a whole is an understatement. Virtually every event in North America has some sort of inflatable featured either for sponsor visibility or as event decor and interactivity. This would not have existed without the creative genius of James Lorne Thomson.

Jim Thomson’s product has played major roles in eight Super Bowls, three Olympics, World Cup Soccer, PGA Tournaments, and countless parades and events worldwide. Jim Thomson’s inflatables have become icons of the many local events that commissioned them—and his rental characters have brought these Ontario events to new heights. Jim retired in 2002 at the age of 70 following 40 years of tremendous contributions to the festivals and events industry in Ontario and around the world.
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from www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca

The Birth of An Industry: Giant Inflatables Take to the Sky

The Birth of An Industry: Giant Inflatables Take to the Sky

Humpty Dumpty Sealed Rubber Helium BalloonDynamic Displays has come a long way since 1962.

I remember the days of typewriter tape and carbon paper—not necessarily with fondness, but certainly with some degree of nostalgia. Back then, the inflatable industry was just beginning to blossom, and Dynamic was not only riding on the cusp of progress, but was laying a lot of track too.

Acknowledged as the inventor of the cold-air inflatable, Jim Thomson was the first man to put a fan to fabric, eliminating many of the problems associated with the original heavy rubber balloons produced by companies such as Goodyear. Always a man excited by the promise of potential, Jim began Dynamic Displays literally in his backyard. He and his team contributed hugely to the development and refinement of Inflatable Costumes, Floats and the popular Helium Giant.

Where are we now? The industry has grown as large as its towering mascots, and parades are big business. We’re still dedicated to innovation, and still defining what quality looks like.

So here’s to progress—America, we’ll see you on Thanksgiving.

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