Frank Zander performing at Kottbusser Tor

     |    Sunday, der 20. May 2012

Last Friday afternoon, while riding the bus, I witnessed an unusual scene from the bus window: German entertainer Frank Zander was singing at Kottbusser Tor (Berlin-Kreuzberg). Some people had gathered around him and a film crew was filming him. I don’t know if he was giving a free concert there or filming a music video. 

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Berlin Diary – ALIAS

     |    Thursday, der 15. September 2011

One of’s translators asked me to look for work by ALIAS. Hmmm. OK. Then, really and truly purely by chance, I ran into a stencil work at Mariannenplatz next to the Bethanien’s new little skateboard set-up. Seems that Kunstraum Kreuzberg will be featuring skater films. Sounds right up our alley! ALIAS – very dramatic. 

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

     |    Thursday, der 16. June 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, 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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Berlin Diary: TONA @

     |    Friday, der 8. April 2011

Walking across the bridge from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg, a few round, black and white stickers caught my eye. Their target-like form drew me in. Around the edge I read: is a shop selling ’sweatshop-free’ t-shirts, some with designs by the street artist TONA. BINGO! The nice folks at gave me a few 

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