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: 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: L’ATLAS PUNITIONS – A ‘MAZE’ ING

     |    Thursday, der 28. April 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: TONA @ kotton.de

     |    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:  kotton.de. Kotton.de is a shop selling ’sweatshop-free’ t-shirts, some with designs by the street artist TONA. BINGO! The nice folks at kotton.de gave me a few 

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Street Art in Motion

     |    Monday, der 21. March 2011

Street art is no two dimensional matter. Even if the works have been sprayed, drawn, scribbled, painted, taped or glued onto a flat surface, they are conceived as part of three dimensional urban space. Maybe that explains the proliferation of short films in which street art is not just documented but in which the moving 

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