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« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2013, 09:58:15 pm »
The tank cozy is STILL cracking me up.   :lulz:

Oh yes. And there are other such fun things.



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« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2013, 10:18:56 pm »
Here's a video of the bull getting yarn bombed. It might help provide a clear-er picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0HhNvDFRQ

Artists like OLEK are a whole different category from the yarn-taggers; that is, completely and undeniably, Real Art.

Yeah, but the same methods are used. Just different applications.

There isn't a distinctive cut-off between them, just as there isn't a distinctive cut-off between tagging and graffiti art. But while this:



...is at one end of the spectrum, OLEK and work like this:



...is undeniably at the other end.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2013, 10:21:16 pm »
What I find funny is one type of artist sneering at the art of another type of artist.  Takes all kinds.

What I find EVEN FUNNIER is that I loathe taggers (which I am defining at the moment as the guys who run around putting squiggly lines of spraypaint on shit), and don't consider THEM artists.

Mostly because of what the little bastards did to the 60s/70s giant murals in the legal district.
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« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2013, 10:21:25 pm »
Here's a video of the bull getting yarn bombed. It might help provide a clear-er picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0HhNvDFRQ

Artists like OLEK are a whole different category from the yarn-taggers; that is, completely and undeniably, Real Art.

Yeah, but the same methods are used. Just different applications.

There isn't a distinctive cut-off between them, just as there isn't a distinctive cut-off between tagging and graffiti art. But while this:



...is at one end of the spectrum, OLEK and work like this:



...is undeniably at the other end.

True. Olek's video just showed the joining method and positioning up close. I thought it would help give a more solid idea of how it goes together.
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« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2013, 10:52:36 pm »
Here's a video of the bull getting yarn bombed. It might help provide a clear-er picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0HhNvDFRQ

Artists like OLEK are a whole different category from the yarn-taggers; that is, completely and undeniably, Real Art.

Yeah, but the same methods are used. Just different applications.

There isn't a distinctive cut-off between them, just as there isn't a distinctive cut-off between tagging and graffiti art. But while this:



...is at one end of the spectrum, OLEK and work like this:



...is undeniably at the other end.

True. Olek's video just showed the joining method and positioning up close. I thought it would help give a more solid idea of how it goes together.

I wasn't addressing that at all, just discussing the perception of art value that yarnbombing may have.
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« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2013, 11:03:38 pm »
The tank cozy is STILL cracking me up.   :lulz:

Oh yes. And there are other such fun things.





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« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2013, 11:08:28 pm »
Here's a video of the bull getting yarn bombed. It might help provide a clear-er picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0HhNvDFRQ

Artists like OLEK are a whole different category from the yarn-taggers; that is, completely and undeniably, Real Art.

Yeah, but the same methods are used. Just different applications.

There isn't a distinctive cut-off between them, just as there isn't a distinctive cut-off between tagging and graffiti art. But while this:



...is at one end of the spectrum, OLEK and work like this:



...is undeniably at the other end.

True. Olek's video just showed the joining method and positioning up close. I thought it would help give a more solid idea of how it goes together.

I wasn't addressing that at all, just discussing the perception of art value that yarnbombing may have.

Gotcha. Sorry.

I'm interested in how the knitting / crochet schism is affected by yarn bombing. Most of it is crochet done with crap yarn. The purist knitters are up to their tits in shock and dismay while simultaneously wanting to participate. Purist crocheters think yarn bombers make the rest of crocheters look bad and waste yarn, even if it is crap yarn. :P It's kind of funny to watch the discussions.

But yeah, it has birthed some very interesting expressions of art. And a few yarn bombers went on to get some pretty big contracts art galleries and the like.

Then there's this sorta thing : http://regresodelhipocampo.blogspot.com/2013/02/crochet-art.html

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« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2013, 11:13:53 pm »
By the above link, I meant this sort of thing in particular :















These items are mostly done using filet and lace methods, and I think that's crochet cotton so these items, if left outside and untreated, are far more ephemeral. Definitely more to the art side of things as this type of work requires more skill and more time than your basic double-crochet parking meter sleeve, so I see what you're saying.
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« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2013, 11:22:29 pm »
That piano is incredible!
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« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2013, 01:17:23 am »
This stuff is fantastic! 

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« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2013, 01:57:38 am »
What I find funny is one type of artist sneering at the art of another type of artist.  Takes all kinds.

I especially like the vandalog criticism which reads to me as "there's a hierarchy of risk and yarn bombing is insufficiently dangerous, also I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE BEING SENT".

Making a scarf for a park bench and having it cause SRS ARTISTS to get bent out of shape SEEMS artistic to me.

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« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2013, 01:59:34 am »
"Here is the bad art: <pictures of trees in patterned outfits>

Here is the good art: <hot pink tennis net>"

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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2013, 01:58:06 pm »
Here's a video of the bull getting yarn bombed. It might help provide a clear-er picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0HhNvDFRQ

That's a really cool video. That must have taken a lot of planning to make all the pieces fit.


I think I kinda get how this can rub people the wrong way, but I also think it's as versatile as any other art form. Also a person livening up their own neighborhood and haunts is probably different than someone going to a place they deem 'decrepit' and adding their stuff to it. But I still think its all pretty cool. It can be silly. It can make a statement. It can jar people. It can make my walk to the bus stop a little brighter.




This rabbit is from Italy and is so large that it's bellybutton is a person. Not technically a yarn bomb but still neat.


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« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2013, 02:13:45 pm »
The logistics involved in the rabbit are quite impressive really.
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« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2013, 11:45:36 pm »
I wonder what it's stuffed with.
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