These meat-shaped balloons were created as a storefront display by Object Design League, who will sell you a steak or sausage model for $8. DesignBoom has tons more pics and notes on the production:
at the japan premium beef storefront, chicago-based design studio ODL (object design league) have created a meat-themed installation of their 'balloon factory', with balloons that take the form of sausages and steak cuts. the installation was curated by sight unseen as part of the NoHo design district during new york design week.
'balloon factory' was originally designed in 2011 as a performative assembly line (covered by designboom here). the ODL team creates their own balloon formers, which are primed with soap before being dipped into latex. the thin coat of rubber that adheres to the surface becomes the actual balloon. while it is still wet, latex colours can be mixed or the balloon can be hand-painted to achieve various visual effects. once dry the rubber is leached and vulcanized to be strengthened for inflating. in all, each balloon takes about three hours to produce.
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