Daily Street Art: The NYT covers Berlin graffiti

Yesterday's New York Times travel section had an interesting piece about graffiti and street art in Berlin. From the article:

"Nearly everywhere you go, from the cafe-lined streets of Kreuzberg to the leafy schoolyards in Grunewald, hastily drawn “tags” stream across the sidewalk and crawl up the side of buildings, in an elaborate zigzag of cartoonish graphics, puffy letters, photo-like wheat pastes and bold stencils. Parts of the city look as splattered as a New York City subway car from the 1970s.

And it’s not just no-name graffiti writers who are contributing to the visual assault. With no shortage of vacant buildings, weedy lots and creative nomads, Berlin has become a blank canvas for graffiti artists far and wide, turning the German capital into arguably the most “bombed” — slang for graffiti-covered — city in Europe."

Catch the video interview with Berlin street artist Ali here, read the rest of the article here, or enjoy a collection of Berlin street art photos I've assembled below, via the Global Urban Art Pool.

Photos by K!WA.

Warhol bananas, as mentioned in the NYT. Photos by nolifebeforecoffee.

Photo by LoisInWonderland.

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