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Very soon, something amazing will happen here on Stencil Archive.

It may not be what you think it will be.

But a few things it definitely will NOT BE  ::::: Stencil Archive will not: add a pop up to make you give us your email or your money ::: FUCK click-wrap agreements!!!! :::: we won't advertise on Facebook/Google/Yahoo/etc :::: NO gleaning of your information to sell to highest bidder :::: no cooperation with the authorities (well, NSA has us all beat) ::: Don't expect spam emailings or lists you can never unsubscribe from ::: no Kickstarters or Indigogos (we hurt for funds but refuse to make the squeeze pitch on you, over and over) ::: no profits from YOUR art and/or YOUR photos (so submit them now) ::: we don't care what your politics are (unless you're rascist and/or fascist) ::: we abhor click bait ::: we will not charge you $0.99+ for bloatware to put on your device ::: we won't constantly change everything and make you download apps on top of apps ::: ___________ (anything else that drives you insane about Web 2.0 and the social media meltdown)..... 

Stay tuned for upcoming surprises!

SF Banksy Tests Value of Street Art

Back when Banksy was in SF promoting his documentary, I got to meet Sami Sunchild and talk about the large rat that was on the side of her Red Vic bed and breakfast building (read about it). I introduced her to Banksy via my book as well as the artist's own. And her manager let me go onto the roof for exclusive shots of the socialist rat (see my photo below). Ever since I saw the empty space on that wall get replaced with plain wood by a work crew, I've wondered who took the rat and what it's fate was. At long last the SF Chronicle tracked the owner down. And Sami asked him to never sell it. End of story?

 

Quest to display an S.F. Banksy tests value of street art
By Evan Sernoffsky

June 20, 2014 | Updated: June 21, 2014 10:24pm

Art restorers in Santa Barbara began work last week on an unusual canvas: 10 graffiti-covered redwood boards that were ripped from the side of a Victorian home on Haight Street.

Spray-painted on the slats is a beret-wearing rat clutching a Magic Marker, the stenciled work of anonymous street art superstar Banksy, who tore through San Francisco in 2010.

Private collectors have extended six-figure bids for the piece. But a self-described "art freak" from San Francisco who owns it doesn't want to profit from the piece, and he says he can't without breaking a promise.

140 New Photos for the Stencil Archive

Thanks for the submissions! Artist and fan pics keep this project inspiring for me. Uploading tunes compliments of WWOZ and KVRX. Please support the Stencil Archive as well as public and college radio. Culture on the digital fringes!

Belgium (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Belgium

Germany (just one, thanks Cel)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Germany

France (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/France

Netherlands (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Netherlands

Over 125 New Uploads to the Stencil Archive

What do April Showers bring? Less drought and more stencils…..
Thanks to everybody who submitted work for this upload.
Musika support by Piotr Kurek (Pietnastka) and WFMU for being so amazing.

Afghanistan (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/Afghanistan

Regan Ha-Ha
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU/Australian...

Argentina (thanks Anna!)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Argentina

Brazil (thanks Chris)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Brazil

Costa Rica (thanks Monica)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Costa_Rica

El Quimico (Peru)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

Colorado
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Colorado

Oakland and East Bay
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/East-Bay

Amanda Marie
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Amanda-...

>NEW< Hanksy
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Hanksy

>NEW< Victor Gastelum
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Victor-...

Eclair (thanks Devin, Monica, Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

HAR2UNG
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Sasquatch23 (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

The Mission (thanks Josiah, Dave)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Valencia Street (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Western Addition (thanks Esmeralda)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Clarion Alley (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

SoMa and the FiDi (viva St. Stupid)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

The Castro with Noe Valley (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

The Upper Haight
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

The Tenderloin (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderloi...

Pacific Heights (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

Editing the Ole' Stencil Archive

From time to time, I wander around the Stencil Archive photo files and make attempts to delete duplicate photos, rename files with typos, investigate text and artists, as well as other updating. Being an effort of the heart, I sometimes speed up the process of getting images online: older Hamburg and Australia files are a great example of my hasty process. Ususally this happens when I'm on the road and have little time to figure out what I photographed in stencil-rich locations.

Other times, an artist appears and becomes a repeat tagger. Eclair is a great example of this. She stencils so much, over and over, here in San Francisco, I sometimes cannot keep up and/or figure out what I already have.

Sometimes new artists show up and eventually need their own Artist Archive. Case in point: HAR2UNG here in SF (and a bit in East Bay). This artist keeps popping up in SF's Financial District via stickers. The posts are signed, but I had a hard time reading the graffiti-style name. I finally stared at it long enough to assume it is the above name, and thusly today gave HAR2UNG (HARBUNG?) an archive: 

>NEW< http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

I have a few newer ones to post soon as well, and now there's an archive for him/her. 

So.... if you've bookmarked an image and can't find it, maybe search for it (sorry the PHP Gallery back end only allows searchs for filename text.... something I try to think about when I name the stencil images). And if you are curious about why I post things the way I do (what, no duplicates?), then check out my Submit FAQ:

http://www.stencilarchive.org/submit-your-photos

As always, PLEASE PARTICIPATE in this ongoing project. Without the community, this site would only have what I've found and photographed. Fortunately, this site has friends and artists who have sent images over the years making the Stencil Archive a distinct ark of art. 

Thanks as always......

TXMX drops 100s of pics for the Stencil Archive

Special Uploads to the Stencil Archive
Straight from TXMX in Hamburg, DE!
need more TXMX? Here's his flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/txmx-2/

TXMX has been a long-time member of Stencil Nation, submitting photos to the Archives since almost the beginning back in 2005. Of course he's picked up the blade and cut his own stencils. Hundreds of them, making it impossible to curate which ones I already have. When I get a message from TXMX that he's about to send me a zip file of his pics, I get excited. Then I roll my sleeves up and cull out the duplicates, rename, and upload.

Here you go for all to enjoi - Russell

uploading musika: Holy Modal Rounders ::: TOOL

>NEW< Bogey Clan
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< jeto
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< lopside foe
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< marshal arts
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< mimi the clown
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< mittenimwald
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< robi the dog
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< run don't walk
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

>NEW< tomahawk
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

In the streets of Hamburg
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Hamburg

Other German cities
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Germany

Italy
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Italy

Alias
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

ASA
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Boxi
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Dr. Ocioso (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Los Piratos (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Note
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Pirho
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Quasikunst
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Superfatcat
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

tona
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

txmx himself!
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

whois
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

About 100 new uploads to Stencil Archive

Photo distractions for a lazy Monday ::::: 19,300 photos in the Stencil Archive and counting!

Thanks for the submissions and leads. Special Hamburg-focused upload coming soon :::::

>NEW< Amanda Marie (CO)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Amanda-...

Afghanistan (military stencil graff)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/Afghanistan

Canada (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Canada

>NEW< ZeroSix
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU/Australian...

Ha-Ha (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU/Australian...

Northern California (happy birthday, David Solnit)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

Colorado (just two, thanks Mark)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Colorado

NYC (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/New_York

South Carolina
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

xsacto (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/xsacto

>NEW< Choppy Oshiro
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

>NEW<  CJ Grossman
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Eclair
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Eddie Colla (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Kate DeCiccio (just one, thanks Raven)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Lay it on Thick (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Michael Roman
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Scott Williams
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Haight and Divisadero Streets
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Clarion Alley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Richmond District (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Sunset_Ri...

Western Addition
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

The Castro (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

SoMa and the FiDi
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

Other neighborhoods
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

Fresh Uploaded Images on the Stencil Archives: 19,200+ and Counting

Fall is here, so gather around the ole yuleTubes and peep some new stencil flicks.
Music during uploading proudly performed by: NoMeansNo and A Minor Forest

Banksy's Better Out than In: the NYC Collection
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

France (thanks Karen)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/France

Arizona (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Arizona

Georgia, USA (an advertisement, but cool water stencils….)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Georgia

Northern California (thanks Xsacto and Raven)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

South Carolina (thanks Nikki)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

>NEW< Iain Barnes (FL)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Iain-Ba...

>NEW< CK1 (California)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/CK1-Cal

>NEW< Icy and Sot (NYC)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Icy-and...

Columbia, So. America (thanks Raven)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Columbia

>NEW< Crisp (CO)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

>NEW< NTC (CO)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

Eclair (as read in the SF Chronicle)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Scott Williams
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Clarion Alley (happy 21st birthday)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

Haight St. and Divisadero St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Valencia St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Financial Dist. (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

Richmond Dist. (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Sunset_Ri...

Western Addition (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Other SF locations
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

130+ Stencil Photos Uploaded to the Stencil Archive

Over 130 stencil photos for this upload, featuring dozens from Burning Man 2013.
Other features from gallery exhibits by: Todd Hanson, Adam Fiebelman, and C215
Music provided commercial free by KVRX, WUOG, and WNCW streams…..

Nevada (Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Nevada

Australia (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU

Boruchow
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

>NEW< Little Jack (GA)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Little-...

Tiago in Portland
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Tiago_D...

X-Sacto (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/xsacto

California (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California

North Cal (just one, thanks Xsacto)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

Louisiana (just one, thanks Jeremy)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Louisiana

NYC (just one, thanks Kimilee)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/New_York

South Carolina (Charleston)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

Adam Fiebelman
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

CK1 (Iran > SF)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of-...

Eclair
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Kate DeCiccio (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Todd Hanson's cut out madness
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Clarion Alley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

Haight Street
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

SoMa and the FiDi
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

the TL and Civic Center
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderloi...

The Castro and Hayes Valley (Pride Parade thrown in)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Valencia St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Western Addition (and Divis)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Elsewhere in SF (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

C215
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists...

Copyright (two, in the UK)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/United_Kingdom

Jairo Mora Sandoval (CR) Memorial Stencil

There is a stencil and graffiti tradition of memorializing people who have been senselessly killed, usually for unjust reasons. Jairo Mora Sandoval, a Costa Rican environmentalist, his likeness is pictured in the above photo, is now becoming an icon for those who hold the flora and fauna of the planet dear. Go here to read more about Sandoval's assassination.

Here are some other people, senselessly killed, who have lived on as stencil icons:

Oscar Grant, killed by BART police in Oakland, CA (while face down on the ground)

Brad Will, killed by police in Oaxaca, MX (while filming a protest)

Nour Zahra, killed while protesting the dictatorship in Syria

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