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Yarn Bombed Train by Olek

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“Yarn bombing”—also known as guerrilla knitting and yarn storming—is a type of street art that involves covering anything from trees to benches in brightly coloured knits. This is the first time that anything as big as a train has been attempted. Stationed in Lodz, Poland, Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek recently worked for two days straight with four assistants to cover a real locomotive train in her trademark camouflage pattern.

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Olek says the work pays tribute to famous Polish poet Julian Tuwim, whose poem The Locomotive is cherished in Poland and is being celebrated throughout the year.

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Photos by Olek

Richelle Sibolboro is Managing Editor of OpenCity Projects

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