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Augsburg: You say goodbye, I say hello

Posted by on 3 Jul, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Other People's Street Art, Travel | 8 comments

Augsburg: You say goodbye, I say hello

Zombielike I made it to the London’s not-so-Londony Stansted Airport this morning just in time to grab a cup of tea and dash to my flight. It was my second attempt to leave for Augsburg this week, having been horribly misled by my tired brain into thinking I was leaving on Saturday (resulting in three people, me being one of them, getting up at 4.30am twice in a row but going back to bed after a hasty check on flights the first time). “Welcome to Bavaria!” beamed the cab...

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German Arty Big Brother: Augsburg here I come

Posted by on 1 Jul, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Other People's Street Art, Travel | 6 comments

German Arty Big Brother: Augsburg here I come

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving in less than 24 hours… Tomorrow I’m heading off to the city of Augsburg in Germany (about 6 miles outside Munich, in Bavaria in southern Germany) to take part in what I am calling ‘German Arty Big Brother’ and what the people who run it are calling defined by___ (note the lower case d and the line where a word should be. You see? Arty!). What on earth is it? I’m not entirely sure I know myself. Augsburg is hosting...

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New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

Posted by on 15 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 5 comments

New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

One squid. One city museum. One mission. New York City’s American Museum of Natural History boasted more than 32 million species and artefacts in its hallowed halls. That’s a whole lot of beasts, birds and other bits. But there was one species that was tragically lacking in the museum’s myriad of mammals and monsters. It was about time that species took its place. The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius), and his larger relative the Giant Stitched Squid (affectionately...

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New York Squids in the City: Statue of Squiddity

Posted by on 11 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 5 comments

New York Squids in the City: Statue of Squiddity

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Liberty Island’s Statue of Liberty Construction Tour. It sure took a lot of people to put the big lady with the light together. Now if you step this way you’ll see Edouard Rene de Laboulaye who came up with the idea of the Statue. And this fella is Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who designed her iron skeleton. Emma Lazurus was the poet who wrote the lines embedded in the statue’s pedestal “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses...

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New York Squids in the City: Tentacles at the Top of the Rock

Posted by on 10 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 3 comments

New York Squids in the City: Tentacles at the Top of the Rock

Noo Yoik. A city of late-night hotdogs, steaming manhole covers and skyscrapers that go on forever. I arrived in the city that appears to not know what sleep is not too long ago. Little did I know I had stowaways. Cephalopod stowaways with plans to take over the city. I spotted one ten tentacled terror at the top of the Rockefeller Center, 70 floors above New York City with 360 degrees of city sprawl around it… …and by then it was too late to do anything about it. His campaign of...

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