What an awesome concept!!! I happened upon a colorful article in the October issue of More magazine. Yea, it is that magazine for women over 40 which, of course, I am legitimately qualified to read. It is actually a pretty good magazine with articles that are current and relevant to the target audience. This article that caught my eye mainly because of the colorful images was about something that I had no earthly idea existed. Yarn bombing.
Seems a textile artist by the name of Magda Sayeg has the knack for this and started out small by knitting a cover for a door handle. From the reactions she received from that she started knitting hats for fire hydrants and leg warmers for parking meters and from there a unique art form was born. It is now a global movement and she has been commissioned by Absolut Vodka to wrap a bus in Mexico City! I found a few pictures but can’t figure out who to give credit to for them:
Pretty amazing, huh? She has a website here that details her work. What a creative outlet ! She lives in Austin, TX and I need to ask my son if he saw any of her work at Austin City Limits—sounds like she had some great stuff there. Amazing. Who would ever think of such a thing??? She even does iPhone covers!
There is a whole culture out there that I didn’t know about! After I spent time with my friend Mr. Google I found out that there are many artists who do this type of thing. Some do more of a wrapping method which is equally as cool. It is the newest type of graffiti and a much more pleasant one, dare I say. Take a look at the art done by Hottea below:
What about you? Have you ever heard of this or seen any of this work?? I am just amazed!!! But then it doesn’t take much to boggle my mind these days!