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KNITTA PLEASE: Graffiti You Can Cuddle Up To

Posted By Matt Chapman On January 11, 2007 @ 5:21 am In Accessories and Fashion,Art,Design,Disaster-proof design,Landscape Architecture,Urban design | 23 Comments

Knitta Please, Knit graffiti, Knitting graffiti crews, granny graffiti [1]

Hugging trees is all good, but our arboreal buddies get a lot more snuggly after a visit from one of Houston’s most notorious graffiti crews. Knitta Please [2], a team of 11 women and men who bomb urban landscapes with remnant knitting projects, are definitely not your grandma’s graffiti artists. Suddenly bike racks and stop sign poles aren’t just mundane urban objects- they’re blank canvases.

Knitta Please, Knit graffiti, Knitting graffiti crews, granny graffiti

Founded by Magda Sayeg in October 2005, the crew and its ambitions started small. Original Knitters AKrilik and PolyCotN took unfinished personal projects and knit them onto door handles, beer bottles, and other urban artifacts around Houston. As their rep grew, the crew fanned out to more and more cites. Today, they have left their marks on places as disparate as the Great Wall of China, Notre Dame Cathedral, Harlem, and Seattle Washington. With any luck you’ll peep them knittin’ down your block one day.

+ Knitta Please [2]

Via Metropolis Magazine [3]

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[3] Via Metropolis Magazine: http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2337

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