Magnificent Ascents

The infographic explores the history of ballooning industry that led to the first airplane flight. Each balloon represents a significant flight, along with its characteristics. The colors chosen are light and playful, reflecting on the enthusiasm of the inventors. Each color represents the driving force used within each of the balloons. The settle framing of the title along with the serif type throughout the piece reference the Victorian time period around which the ballooning industry launched. The balloons are to scale.

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