The Hipster Armada


tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo3_1280Exif_JPEG_PICTURE hoboboat_9 hoboboat_13tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo6_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo5_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo4_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo7_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo8_1280Swimming Cities – a half art project, half utopian experiment by street artist Swoon (aka Caledonia “Callie” Curry) – is a wonderful, ramshackle flotilla of ‘hoboboat’ rafts made from recycled materials that floated down various US canals and rivers (including the Mississippi and Hudson), stopping off to gather building materials, play music and generally freak out squares along the way.


15 thoughts on “The Hipster Armada

  1. Formerly known as

    What innocent activity is the bloke in the 3rd picture down up to?

  2. Mikeyfex

    Gonna get lambasted for this one, but – that would be great craic only for the type of people that are inevitably on those.

      1. Mikeyfex

        Never a truer word uttered, Derval. What I said above says more about me than it does about them.

        Daft Dave, though?

        1. grwh

          Would be mega-craic.
          And to be fair, who better to boat with than aqua-gyspies? Junior accountants? The cast of Coppers?

  3. munkifisht

    Cool, like a watery burning man. This crowd would be awesome craic. Quite a few boobies in pic 3 too.

    1. Chicken George

      Think you mean moobies (only one set of boobies from what I can see, plenty of moobies though)…

  4. Kolmo

    Did you hear about the Hipster who sailed incident-free across the sea?

    He hit a load of Icebergs before they were cool?

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