Urban Knits: The World's Most Inoffensive Graffiti
, 2011 - Art
- 91 pages
The latest urban street art doesn't involve paint cans, stickers or wallpaper paste-- but knitting needles and wool--as can be seen in this book filled with eye-popping images. Whether they're knitting colorful clothes for trees, crocheting adornments on park benches, or wrapping traffic signs in brightly hued yarn, urban knitters are waging wooly war on the mundane, humdrum, and expected. You'll find this urban art on the most familiar locations: phone booths, buses, chain-link fences, subway platforms, and park benches. Vibrant and clever, making a statement that's irreverent and rebellious, the urban knitting scene has grown to be an international phenomenon. Fashion hound Simone Werle has captured the most intriguing of these creations from around the globe. The images collected
in this book will surprise and delight readers, who will certainly keep their eyes out for evidence that urban knitting has come to their city.