For those who haven't been, the LGBT Pride Parade is pretty big, and the floats are awesome. Living in the heart of it all, I heard snippets of conversation from such a diverse group of people: French, German, Spanish, and even some Nordic and Eastern European languages too. Of course the ones that hit home were from those who came from other parts of the Bay Area/region/state/country. Walking through the street fair and celebrations, I heard someone say, "Wow, look at all this! It's amazing!" It was a reminder that I take so much for granted.
Now back to design! Like production design (those hardworking folks who create realistic movie/TV/photo sets), float design is something I totally respect because it's not something I do. Here's one of my favorites from the parade, for foster parents and youth:
(Photos from SFGate.com)
It really takes talent to design and build something so temporary that also needs to grab your attention. They did a great job. I know when I worked for a large sponsor of the parade, we were lucky enough to get a truck covered in some balloons...
Next week, I'm back to the interiors!