A hot-air balloon named "Infinitude", manufactured under the name "Fractal" by Kubiček Baloons drew quite great attention at this year´s Albuquerque International Fiesta. Concerning the shape the balloon is a standard balloon. The attention was drawn to the surface of the envelope with high resolution digital print on the whole surface.
The balloon itself is best describedt on You Tube profile of Fractal Foundation:
"Infinitude", a digitally printed fractal hot air balloon, manufactured by Kubicek Balloons. This incredible artwork was designed by Jonathan Wolfe, Creative Director and lead pilot of the Fractal Foundation. Printed at over 230 dpi, this balloon contains over 100 billion pixels, and the fractal detail can be seen from miles away - or millimeters. The purpose of "Infinitude" is to travel all over the world inspiring people with the beauty of science, math and art."
See more about fractals at: http://fractalfoundation.org/
Envelope type: BB26Z
Volume: 2600 m2/90.000 cuft
Basket type: K13 Sport
Burner type: Ignis Plus double
2 cylinders, liquid volume 97l