Sometimes people like buying souvenirs during their travels. You know, small stuff like pins, fridge magnets, postcards – basically, anything that would prove to their friends and family that they’ve actually been to, say, the UK or US. You know, it’s like, if you’re not in the photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background, nobody will know you’ve been to Paris. On the other hand there are people who prefer to make the souvenirs with their own two hands… and then there’s this dude.
Sam Barsky has a particular set of very neat (or knit, hehe) skills that helped his art go viral almost instantaneously! Yes, that’s the guy who makes sweaters of places, then takes pictures of himself in those very places. Mind-blowing, I know! How long does it take him to knit one sweater, I wonder?
You can go visit his Facebook page to get all the details, but from what I can tell, so far he’s been to quite few amazing locations, like, Stonehenge, London’s Tower Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Not to mention all the random places like waterfalls, obscure roads, … alpaca farms (wow, really?). You can tell he’s loving every moment of his 5 minutes of fame, and hey, maybe he’ll make it big in the end! Also, each of his sweaters remind me of the good old days of playing the Atari 2600. Maybe that’s his inspiration as well? I have no idea, but that would be cool, if it was.
So, after seeing all these sweaters which one would you like to wear yourself? And also, do you think Sam deserves all this hype and publicity, or are you simply wrong? Let’s discuss in the comments!