I came across this beer commercial (link here) last week and thought how cool! Just in case you were wondering, you don’t need to know German to understand or appreciate it. Yarnbombing (graffiti) found its place in marketing.
It is fascinating to see how artists express their emotions, through graffiti, leaving stories embedded in the assemblage. Overnight, an entire pier in Salburn, North of England, was “bombed” with a huge load of Olympic themed knits. Pretty amazing beautification, wouldn’t you say, in one night?!
How I wish to see this mega-scale graffiti installation that provided encouragement for the community–featured in 2010 on Knitty–in person! An artist in Cambridge, Ontario, recruited a group of novice to seasoned knitters together to yarn bomb a local bridge. Both the artistic ambitions and collaborative beauty blow my mind.
What do you say, people? Lets do some knitting and/or crocheting! I have just the bridge to “bomb.” Wanna play? 😀
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)