In my humble opinion, Germans are word nerds, critical thinkers and like their puns and politics. Apparently some also really like to express themselves publicly. If you watch my videos regularly or follow my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Flickr feed, you probably know how much I love street art – in my hunt for fascinating art I’ve come across quite a few funny, poetic, poignant, political, critical, Berlin-loving and thought-provoking texts sprayed and stuck on the walls of Berlin. Here are some of my favorites (with English translations when necessary).
I’m curious to find out if you have seen any others. Please add your favorite graffiti texts (with location if possible) in the comments. I already know about the Berghain slogan “Don’t forget to go home”, which is awesome but I just didn’t have time to film it before I left the country.
The song is “Thimsn” by Timothy Cool-Cat Sander. Connect with him via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timothydavid.sander
Other street art minutes:
Berlin Street Art Berlin (2010) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 18) https://vimeo.com/14648777
Graffiti Factory – In A Berlin Minute (Week 21) https://vimeo.com/15293580
Brooklyn Street Art – In A Berlin Minute (Week 63) https://vimeo.com/26478579
Extended Brooklyn Street Art – (Bonus Clip for Week 63) https://vimeo.com/26746697
Berlin Street Art (2011) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 68) https://vimeo.com/27795128
Berlin Street Art 2012 (East) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 124) https://vimeo.com/49399650
Berlin Street Art 2012 (West) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 136) https://vimeo.com/55014468