Berlin Diary: What Do You See?

| Tuesday, der 13. September 2011

There is so much graffiti in Berlin. So many tags, stickers, stenciled and sprayed artworks. Why did I choose this image? First of all the Giacometti-like figures in black caught my attention. Just a few lines build these evocative figures. What are they looking at – and why are they doing it in tandem? The 

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Berlin Diary: Green Is My City

| Thursday, der 18. August 2011

  Early morning meditation on the color green – designed, citified and plastered on the wall. This particular poster is advertising a dance event. Green and white stripes – eye catching and very hard to miss. But I liked the way the uneven wrinkles look like mountain ridges in miniature, or the stripes for a 

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Berlin Diary: Guerrilla Knitting and the Crochet Queen

| Tuesday, der 2. August 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: Laguna Berlin

| Friday, der 3. June 2011

  Berlin in the summer – the air warmed by the day’s sun and fragrant with the perfume of countless blossoms. And sunsets after 10 pm!  Berlin  laguna on the Spree at Treptower Park. The bridge in the photo leads to the Insel der Jugend – the Island Of Youth, a small island in the 

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Berlin Diary

| Wednesday, der 11. May 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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