They Live, The Cartoon Eyeball Street Art of Timm Schneider

Using simple styrofoam or ping pong balls decorated to look like cartoon eyeballs, German artist Timm Schneider anthropomorphizes everyday outdoor items in his street art series, They Live. He calls his unexpected public temporary art an “urban intervention” and was recently featured in a Philips Self-Expression campaign that salutes “men from across the globe putting their own personal twist on their everyday routine”.

Turnstyle News recently interviewed Timm about this project:

The eyeballs explain something difficult like perception very easy. It changes the purpose of things: a trash bin can be the Cookie Monster. The world around suddenly isn’t something fixed anymore, it’s something you can change. People are realizing this very optimistic opinion with a smile on their faces, more than I ever could have asked for.

images via Timm Schneider

photo by Amanda Moulson of Turnstyle News

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff