Are you guys familiar with the growing knit graffiti trend? I just ran across a beautiful example right here in Atlanta!
I have to admit that I love street art. From Banksy's political art to moss graffiti, I think that graffiti in general gets a bad rap. Sure, some graffiti can be an eyesore, but so many graffiti artists take pride in their work, and I feel like many of them add beauty and color in places that would otherwise be pretty drab.
Knit graffiti got its crafty roots when Maya Sayeg and some friends in Houston began "tagging" with knits under the name "Knitta, Please." Since then, it's been popping up in more and more cities, and I was happy to see that someone's taken up the needles here in Atlanta!
What makes knit graffiti great is that it adds that pop of color, but no one can claim you've defaced any property. Don't like the tagged sign post? A pair of scissors takes care of your graffiti "problem." That said, I can't imagine who would take issue with something so innocent and fun! The only thing that would make this cooler (and more durable!) would be if they'd used plastic yarn.
For you local folks, this sign is in Inman Park, not too far from the MARTA station on Elizabeth Street. The Butterfly Crossing sign is not part of the graffiti - that's always there. Have I mentioned that I love Inman Park?
Have you guys run across any cool, knit graffiti? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!