Street bag animals

Friday 28 March 2008This is more than 15 years old. Be careful.

This is one of those little things I look at on the web, and just want to show people. It isn’t momentous, it’s just a bit of creativity that should be spread around.

Someone is making animals out of plastic bags, and tying them to subway grates, so that when a train passes beneath the street, the animal springs up:

Street bag dog: down
Street bag dog: up

There’s something so charming about this: the found material, the borrowed energy from the subway, and combining them to add new life to the streetscape. Genius!


You also have to like the fact that, unlike graffiti, this kind of street art doesn't damage property. Of course, there are buildings so ugly or so decrepit that graffiti can only do them a favor :)

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