Projekt Dandelion: a joyful invasion


Projekt Dandelion invades street and corners of some European countries, with stickers representing people (and not only!) carried by a dandelion. The slogan joyously declares ‘The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly’.

Started two years ago by two Polish creatives, this street art project gives to everyone an opportunity to become a part of it. Passionate of sticking, pasting and stenciling, the two artists thought of inviting friends to jump up in front of a photo camera. With the picture they created images of the subjects hanging on a dandelion seed. These happy pictures were pasted on the streets of Poznań.

The idea was so successful among the people portrayed that the creative couple decided to invite more and more people to be part of it. The project has become quite large and among the partakers there are also a few dogs. After Poland, the gracious images of smiling people lightheartedly floating (carried by a dandelion) have appeared in the streets of  Germany, Slovakia, France, Russia, Spain and UK.

Every time I see images from Projekt Dandelion I think ‘the unbearable lightness of being’ can be felt by everyone, on condition that we joyfully surrender to it. I am still trying to figure out my pose for being part of it. But maybe it is just a matter of spontaneously jumping in front of a camera…

And you, are you ready to jump? Because everyone can participate to the project. All you have to do is to take a picture of yourself jumping up in the air as if you were holding a dandelion and contact Projekt Dandelion. They will create and send back to you the finished image.

 All images thanks to Projekt Dandelion.



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