KAWS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon

10.26.12 Bucky Turco

Yay. Here’s a photo of the float that street artist KAWS designed for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, who got the jump on everyone, and it’s just as ho-hum as the rendering that was released earlier this year suggested it would be. The 40-foot-long balloon is based on his often used “Companion” character and will float down 5th Avenue with the likes of Snoopy, Spongebob, and Mr. Potato Head, which oddly, doesn’t make it seem out of place at all.