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Thanks so much - Russell
Check out Graffiti Archaeology for a fun, historic ride on some of the painted walls in San Francisco.
Go here to check out Stencil Archive's Albany Landfill photos.
the cops are coming to the albany landfill tomorrow, monday, to kick out the people who live there and initiate a 2-week period of 'cleaning up' the park which will entail the use of heavy machinery, i.e. tractors/bulldozers! it's possible that they will be attacking some of the artwork as well as they have mentioned time and time again that they want it gone and this is the longest cleanup they have scheduled since 1999.
Heading to 7500! Thanks so much for all your submissions. Still backlogged on my own photos (SF, Israel, London, Portland), as well as Maya's difusor submissions (dozens more to post), but will keep working on it when I can.
Big batch of new bike stencils from Janet Attard.
David Drexler keeps finding stencils in Madison, WI, making me think that that city is on fire!
Onwards to seven five ought ought!
just wanted to put it out there, that my segment on Spark(a tv show) will be airing again on Wed., Sept. 19 at 7:30 pm...its on PBS, KQED channel 9....for those of you out side of the bay area it can be watched at anytime Here...and please no jokes about the picture, I know it looks like I'm sneezing.
with all of you in mind
Alfonso Cuarón directed a short film
for Naomi Klein's "Shock Doctrine" promotions, using effective stencil
animations in the piece. Since I appreciate all the works of Cuarón and
Klein, I thought that I'd pass along the link to watch the video.
Concept, art, and animations was provided by ad house Foreign Office.
Just got most of the playa dust out of my things, and have a bunch of recent submissions to add to some personal photos:
Once again, Black Rock City (aka Burning Man) did not disappoint with stencil art and graffiti
My research for Stencil Nation led me to Leland Rice's photos of 1980s Berlin Wall stencil art.
Got a recent huge submission from Madison, WI
Julie Sheils in Australia sent some of her photos over, explaining that "the work also mimics the conventions of advertising by using computer generated text and inserted into public places. The fonts suggest corporate branding and it is only at a second glance that the content emerges. These interventions hopefully disrupt the viewerâ€™s acceptance of commercial interests as 'ordinary' in the natural order of the urban landscape."
Shlomo Faber in Germany also sent some of his art over, writing that "in my eyes stencils are less spontaneous.... the work [a fake DB logo on a Slovenian train] was a bit about globalization."
DRL in LA has sent three more new pieces.
BBC updated their archive recently too.
Finally, a brief SF update, with a few stencils that respond to the continuing condo-fication of my Mission District neighborhood.
enjoy, dust free!
PS: Updated Links: have added new artist links in the artists category, as well as a new "Gallery & Gatherings" category.