Knit Graffiti and Yarn Bombing, An International Movement

Yarn BombingYarn bombingyarnbombingyarnstormingguerrilla knittingurban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

Yarn Bombing is one of the coolest forms of urban art I’ve ever seen. It has become an international movement, adding brightness and color in a non-destructive matter to cities around the world.

 

a tree in germany

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“Wooly Bully”- the bull statue on Wall Street, New York, NY covered in yarn by Olek, the most famous yarn artist.

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a bus in Mexico City, Mexico

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a London telephone booth

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a World War II tank in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Juliana Santacruz Herrera patches up cracked streets in Paris, France

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a yarn bombed train seat in California on the Berkeley-San Francisco BART

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statue in Bali, Indonesia

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For more pictures, here’s a tumblr dedicated to yarn bombing.

FYI, yarn bombing is considered illegal, just like graffiti. Even though it is able to be removed, it is destruction of public property.

Amsterdam Street Art

Amsterdam- a city packed with some trippy people and some trippy street art. It’s funky and filled with wild colors. While being aesthetically pleasing, Amsterdam’s graffiti is also filled with political messages. Currently, the Amsterdam municipal government has attempted to decriminalize graffiti and make it more socially acceptable by creating legal opportunities to paint in specially designated areas. An example is Project ASA.

Look for the political slogans and faces in some of these pictures.

Nic Fiddian-Green and The Horse Head

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Ever since he saw the Horse of Selene, Nic Fiddian-Green has worked hard at perfecting the form of the equine head. He works in clay, plaster, beaten lead and marble, and he oversees the casting into bronze himself. He was born in Hampshire, England. Many of his exhibitions have been in London. He hast casted international attention in major exhibits in Italy, USA, and Australia. His recent encounter with a life-threatening illness has caused him to revise his work into a much deeper and thought-provoking vision. Even though all his sculptures portray a human head, they are viewed as a form of self-portrait. His sculptures are representations of his strong faith and persistence through life’s challenges.

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For more information,visit his website, nicfiddiangreen.com, or for a little insight into Nic Fiddian-Green’s creative mind, read this interview from The Telegraph.

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