‘Yarn Bombing’ — The New Hipster Street Art [VIDEO]
Forget the high of neon spray paint and stained clothes, hipster artist Jessie Hemmons, known as Ishknits, sews up a new kind of self-expressing graffiti.
Highlighting random items in Philadelphia with colorful yarn, Ishknits warms up the city with “Yarn Bombing.” The new graffiti-esque trend requires some experience with a needle and thread, but nontheless gives a new perspective to art.
Ishkits shows us the machine used to expedite her colorful process, as she makes pieces prior to draping items in the upbeat city. From splashing a neon block print on a telephone booth, to keeping the iconic “Rocky” statue warm with a pink knitted sweater, Ishknits has helped redefine the meaning of art and utilized its versatility.
Claiming to feminize street art, Jessie’s creativity was discovered through a YouTube documentary series entitled “American Hipster Presents.” The show hops around through 10 different cities all over the country and profiles trendsetters. “Through earnest and stylized video portraits, the show explores the passions of American tastemakers in the worlds of music, art, food, style, and social life,” says their brief YouTube bio.
See how Ishknit’s magic is created here: