If you’re not aware of the latest art movement, Yarn Bombing, just start looking around. Yarn Bombing is a cozier version of street graffiti. Sometimes referred to as Grandma Graffiti, it is the guerilla crocheting of buildings, bike racks, stairs, statues, trees, lampposts and more are covered with crochet or knitting by various artists.
A relatively new global phenomenon, this softer form of urban vandalism is appearing in every country around the globe and was recently celebrated on June 11th as International Yarn Bombing day.
above: Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please at work
above: Agato Olek yarn bombs places, things and created human figures with her knits
above: Jesse Hemmon of Ishknits yarnbombs the Rocky Stautue in Philadelphia
Just like urban street art has its heros (Bansky, Crash, Retna and more) so does Yarn Bombing. Artists/knitters like Jessie Hemmons of ishknits, Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please and artist Agata Olek, to name just a few.
The talented work of artist Magda Sayeg is more like public art installations than graffiti and can be found in Paris, New York and Indonesia, amongst other places.
Some work from Magda Sayek of Knitta Please (more later in the post):
above: Magda Sayeg’s amazing crochet-covered atv, bus, MINI, and Cosmico camper
above: Agata Olek’s knit covered car
above: the El train yarnbombed by ishknits
above: Schwinn by Greeneyez2
above: knit covered bike in new York (artist unknown)
Some Yarn Bombed statues spotted on June 11th:
above: Yarn Bombed statue by Julie Burton Beckham
above photo courtesy of Dace Balode
above photo courtesy of Laurie Sims
above: a yarnbombed lion by Bournemouth & Poole Stitch n’ Bitch
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