Thursday, September 30, 2010

Knitta, please

I took a quick walk down State Street today and what did my eyes spy but some seriously garish colors where once there had only been the cold modernism of the city's "fancy" new bus stops.

I approached the friendly girl still putting the finishing touches on some of the knit work inside the shelter, and she explained that the "yarn bombing" was part of the Madison fall Gallery Night, which is happening again this weekend. The UW's Department of Design Studies' Design Gallery is responsible for this very cool piece of street art. And you can get your knit on, too, if so inclined - check here for more.

Edit to add: Turns out this "Cozy Shelter" was purchased by the City of Madison from the UW Design Gallery as a BLINK temporary art project. Points to the city for supporting such a cool program.