Eyebomber, I’ll be watching you!
Have you ever seen the funniest side of your city? You only need a pair of plastic eyes and you will become an “eyebomber”!
Eyebombing is the art of sticking “googly eyes” onto an inanimate object in the public sphere, in a way that cleverly lends the object the appearance of a living creature.
The idea and name were hatched by 2 Danish eyebombers, in an effort to define and refine a largely neglected and overlooked form of street art. They hope to inspire aspiring eyebombers to help out, and bring a little smile to fellow citizens running about their busy daily lives.
There are some basic rules to become an eyebomber:
- Only images of inanimate objects with wiggle eyes – NOT stickers.
- Only images taken in the public space.
- No eyes on eyes.
What makes Eyebombing different from traditional types of street art like tagging, sticking, stencils is the purpose. The above forms are largely driven by egocentric behaviour, like getting seen, respect and maybe a hope to get famous, often using vandalism as modus operandi.
Eyebombing as urban art is only about the message itself. It is not a fight for the public space, it has to be seen as a lovely addition to that space. An addition that hopefully brings a smile, and brightens someone’s day. The eyebomber use humour and wit to reach its audience, not vandalism or provocation.
So, you know what you have to do. Let’s go shopping some open wide eyes and start your eyebomber collection!