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Yarn Bombing

by gaugele — last modified Jan 13, 2010 02:45 PM

The new generation of street guerilla


Graffiti knitting, yarnbombing or yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. Below you can see two examples by the group "knitta please" and we will introduce a new group of yarnbombing activists in Munich/München Germany!



While yarn installations may last for years, they are considered non permanent, and unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.




The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but has since spread worldwide.


In Munich/München there is also a new group of yarnbombing activists.


In their film  „yarn bombing munich“ Erich Kobalt and Caesar Roth offer an intriguing insight in the Munic Yarn-Bombing-Scene.

"In Nacht- und Nebelaktionen wird die Münchner Innenstadt mit gestrickten Graffiti verschönert oder mit vielfarbigem Wollgewebe versponnen. Telefonzellen, Überwachungskameras, Wartehäuschen von Bushaltestellen, Skulpturen im öffentlichen Raum oder Türklinken von Kunstinstitutionen wissen es bereits: es gibt sie, die neue Generation der street-art!"

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