Opinion is hugely divided on the issue of graffiti, and I am talking about the very creative variety which is both artistic and has some kind of social voice, as opposed to the 'Govan Young Team Was Ere' kind. I personally am a big fan of Banksy and the few bits of graffiti we have in Glasgow by him always make me smile as he seems to genuinely have something to say. Of course, there will be others who see it the scourge of the inner city and a symptom of a greater social problem.
But there is one kind of graffiti I think that even the most hardened anti-graffiti campaigner would be offended by, and it seems to be popping up over the world. Crochet and knitting graffiti. Crews of nimble fingered knitters are brightening up the urban landscape with colourful yarn covering trees, statues and even entire buildings.
Imagine waking up to find a crocheted tree in the park or scarf around a statue's neck?! Beats Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue with the traffic cone which seems constantly perched on top his head.
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