Here I was walking along, on this sun-washed Sunday morning, when I came upon what appeared to be giant frog’s eggs in the middle of a field – like ET had laid enormous translucent eggs on earth – I looked up, I looked around and there they sat – tumbled on the grass…the scene was surreal and beautiful in the early morning’s light.
Upon closer inspection, guys were hauling many more of them from a remote truck, onto the field.
I started taking photos and was approached by a man who asked if I had ever seen them before. No, I certainly had not. And inasmuch as this is NOT intended to be an endorsement or advertisement – the bold name, on the side of each, stated KNOCKERBALL!
I was so excited to come upon this other-worldly landscape that I began to fantasize about the many effects of good design. I shot inside the transparent globes, along the edges, down the rows and with great mountain backdrops.
The shape, color and structural detail was fascinating and fun! The taught cords inside created another layer of interest.
The kind man who was coordinating this event explained that they set-up soccer-like goals and wear these globes crashing and smashing, running and rolling across the field – unfortunately, I had to leave before the action began. It must be a blast!
I have since learned that “bubble ball” and “bubble soccer” are other names for this new fangled game and related equipment. They are not always rented for game days, but are also purchased as singletons and used to roll down hills and other antics. So fun! Check out this site: https://knockerball.com/what-is-knockerball/
Play with good design. Get smashed with good design. Discover good design. Get excited about good design – wherever you find it!!