Emerging Styles

Yarn Bombing

Yarnbombing With the Anonymous Artist Behind Knitteapolis. [Fox 9 KMSP,

Yarn Bombing the Twin Cities. [TC Daily Planet, Lisa Gonzalez, July 3, 2011]. Read Here.


Giant Style

A particular style of giant graffiti is presumably made with a pressurized container like a 2 1/2 gallon water fire extinguisher, or it could be from a drone-painter. In this instance the graffiti in on the back of a shopping center parapet wall that can be seen from the Blue Line light rail train near Hiawatha & Lake Street in Minneapolis. This style can be seen in several areas of the city. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, October 2020).

Not always easy to read, but definitely visible. Piece located off I-280 and University Ave. in St. Paul on the side of the Gopher Bearings building. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, 2020).

Located on the east side of Office Max in the 3100 block of First Ave. S. in south Minneapolis. This occurred in the months following the civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd. GRABS is a common tag. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, 2020).

This is all that’s left of a giant tag since the lower portion was painted over by public works. Maybe the workers ran out of whitewash, or perhaps they couldn’t reach the upper portion of lettering, which is approximately 25 feet in height. It was located on the east side of Hiawatha Ave. S. next to the light-rail bridge abutment. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, summer 2020).

Giant-style on the side of a building on Lake Street East, near Chicago Ave. S. It reads smiley, ENSUE, and GRABS. Building heights is approximately 12-14 feet. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, March 2021).