Berlin Diary: Guerrilla Knitting and the Crochet Queen

     |    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

Guerrilla Knitting, like Guerrilla Gardening, is a new fad that is catching on quickly. As one blogger put it: Guerrilla Knitting is stealing graffiti artists the show. This bridge improvement project was spotted in Berlin’s Görlitzer Park. It’s not just the color, it’s the texture. The impulse to touch it. And perhaps best of all, 

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Berlin Diary: and the beat goes on – SOULMIND goes 1UP

     |    Thursday June 16th, 2011

Just in time – xhiller’s got the weekend sound track of chilled beats from Berlin by Scott Hobbs and Soulmind! And to accompany this soundblending work of art, I offer you a pic snapped in the immediate neighborhood: it’s 1UP, folks! I have often asked myself: what does all this 1UP graffiti mean? I see 

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Berlin Diary

     |    Wednesday May 11th, 2011

xhiller found this stenciled tile artwork in Görlitzer Park. A ceramic tile piece that is well-hidden (similar to the type of work that Tona does) but with a message that is loud and clear (and in unmistakable Pop Art visual language): we all need an EMERGENCY TIME OUT BUTTON.  For a close-up of the button, 

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Berlin Diary: L’ATLAS PUNITIONS – A ‘MAZE’ ING

     |    Thursday April 28th, 2011

This Friday, April 29 at 7pm, Skalitzers Contemporary Art  Gallery in Berlin (Skalitzer Strasse 43, 10997) presents PUNITIONS, the first solo exhibition in Berlin of the Parisian artist L’ATLAS. One of Europe’s most fascinating urban artists, L’ATLAS works with everything from small block-printed tags to massive, perfectly executed taped street pieces. Xhiller had the good 

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Berlin Diary

     |    Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

This haunting piece at Görlitzer Bahnhof is seen by hundreds of people a day. I first noticed it on Monday morning. It is impossible to miss. As you walk up the steps to reach the subway platforms, you are confronted by this young child crouching close to the ground, arms wrapped about his small body, 

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