Coinciding with Vancouver Pride week, the A-maze-ing Laughter sculptures at English Bay were yarn-bombed with colourful neon and enjoyed by thousands of passerby. A great success, the project garnered some local media attention. Here’s what Craig Takeuchi from the Georgia Straight had to say:
“Just in time for the Vancouver Pride parade on Sunday (August 4), the [A-maze-ing Laughter] figures appear to have been knit-bombed. They’ve been adorned in fluorescent knitted outfits, ranging from a cone bra to a hawt Borat-style mankini to a chest harness. And all in rainbow fruit flavours!
Were these outfits planned as part of the upgrades [the City of Vancouver’s planned upgrades to the sculptures]? Hmm, well, we do know that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation did create a Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group in May to help make parks more accessible…. Could this be what they had in mind? Whatever the case may be, happy Pride and lots of laughter to all!”

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