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// Responsible Street Art? Knit the City//

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Guerrilla knitting or yarn bombing has enjoyed huge popularity worldwide as the new city street art. Like Slinkachu’s little people, yarn bombing injects both colour and humour into grey urban land. 

Knit the City is one London based community embracing the trend. They say:

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Using a relatively sustainable and natural material, knitting can also be removed. It avoids the permanency of graffiti and more traditional modes of street art. Yet its cultural impact still stands.

Many knitting projects seem to focus on trees (where they remain knitted temporarily). Drawing creative attention and long standing affection for city trees is an absolute bonus. This is a positive and safe form of community art everyone can enjoy. [Please click on the image for its original source]

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// Responsible Street Art? Little People in the City//

Modern urban space is often monopolised by commercial advertising and blank walls. 

It’s no wonder some people crave colour and public expression. Street Art has existed for centuries to reclaim empty space and build city character. Used effectively it can also fuel motivational thought and behaviour by promoting positive messages about peace, beauty and society. 

But defacing architecture with your personal taste in art is not something I’m going to promote here. Instead check out this responsible street art phenomenon:

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Artist Slinkachu uses city rubbish to build miniature scenes with humour -they may be small but they add detail to life. They bring new meaning to each cigarette carelessly thrown away, each orange peel that cannot decompose into soil. 

The streets are big. This idea reflects a grey truth about urban communities and their environment. I love them. 

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// Warming up for Valentine’s//

Yes, it’s Valentine’s on Tuesday. Sometimes this day includes you, sometimes it doesn’t. It usually depends on the year. But whichever year this is for you, share the love with some street talk. 

"take as much love as you need."

Found Via: this blog here. 

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// Daily Photo: Riverbank, Belgrade Serbia.//

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Positive street art on Belgrade’s riverbank in Serbia. Messages of love to spur the city on. Who says graffiti intimidates? 

Photo: Riverbank, Belgrade by David Konecny for The National Geographic.

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