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Part II: Photo Uploads from San Francisco

Part I: New Photos on Stencil Archive

Saving Murals from the SF Condo Boom

Icy & Sot with Ha-Ha (CELLspace, SF, CA)Various Works: 2050 Bryant, CELLspace
Know Your Street Art, SF Weekly by Jonathan Curiel
<< Photo: Icy & Sot with HA-HA (CELLspace, SF, CA)

On a wall just inside the building formerly known as CELLspace, an artwork delivers a defiant message: "NOT for Sale!" But the message is a lie — the building, whose exterior walls once featured some of the best street art in San Francisco, was sold and is slated for development. Last summer, two volunteers — artist Russell Howze and art editor Annice Jacoby — took down much of the outside art and put it in storage for temporary safekeeping. What's left on the walls are stickers, tagging, and remnants of art — including faces of Native American men, a monkey with a sign imagining a battle between two well-known street artists ("Hektad vs. Banksy"), and an impressive work by muralist Joel Bergner. Even in its current state, 2050 Bryant's art potpourri inspires passers-by to take photographs for posterity.

But what about the art that was taken down? Howze, whose own CELLspace work is among the preserved art, and Jacoby are trying to find a patron who will buy the works and display them again. The art includes Bergner's De Frontera a Frontera, a lyrical, red-splashed work about haves and have-nots in the Dominican Republic, and Icy and Sot's collaboration with Regan "Ha Ha" Tamanui, Super Hero with Portraits, which has a caped boy standing alongside a gallery of orange-tinged smiling faces.

Over 75 New Pics for the Stencil Archives

New Photos on the Stencil Archive

Jimi Nepper (PA)Shadows will not stop spring from coming! For now, have a few photos of stencil art with the changing climate.

Thanks to all the folks who continue to support and submit to the Stencil Archive!

<< Cow stencil/photo: Jimi Nepper (PA)

>NEW< Jimi Nepper (PA)

>NEW< Dede (IL)

>NEW< i <3 street art (Vancouver)

John Koleszar (AZ)

Eclair (SF, CA)

Scott Williams (SF, CA)

Jeremy Novy (sometimes SF, CA)

Jef Aerosol (FR)

NYC (just one)

The Mission District

Valencia Street (just one)

Lyft drops some ads

Stop Littering!

Haight St. (just one)

New Years Stencil Pic Uploads Pt. 2

Meanwhile, across the shores of USA

 

Icy and Sot (thanks BSA)

 

John Koleszar (just one)

 

Peat (just one)

 

Urban Soule

 

Los Angeles and Oakland, California

 

Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont

 

 

And in the City by the Bay (thanks to Josh, Josiah, Esmeralda)

 

Eclair and Jeremy and Michael

 

>NEW< fnnch

 

The Mission, Clarion Alley, and on Valencia St.

 

SoMa, Upper and Lower Haight St., and Around Town

 

One #blacklivesmatter protest stencil

 

New Years Stencil Pic Uploads Pt. 1

Happy 2015! Another year of stencil goodness begins...

 

Part 1 of 2: Stencil submissions and scourings and artifacts from outside the USA (photo in this post is compliments of Itandehui de Mexico)

 

In Media (Star Wars rebels fight with stencils; thanks Mark)

 

Germany (just one, but making fun of Neo-nazis)

 

Spain (just one, but about 40,000 years old!)

 

the UK

 

more portraits from Ha-Ha

 

>NEW< Tokolos (South Africa)

 

Mexico (thanks Itandehui)

 

Over 130 New Uploads to the Archives

Thanks for submissions: David, Josiah, Mom, Emily, Hugh, Ron, and Finder

Tunes provided by WREK and WRAS (Atlanta)

An activist had a few of the above stencils at the Ai Weiwei "@ Large" opening on Alcatraz Island, SF, CA. Check out more about Syrian activist Bassel Shehadeh.

>NEW< L.E.T. (DE)

http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artists/Les-Enfants-Terribles

>NEW< NeSpoon (PL)

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

Indonesia (40,000 year old stencil!)

http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Asia/Indonesia

>NEW< Scoob (Marin, CA)

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

Happy Birthday CAMP

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

The Mission

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

Western Addition

http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_Addition

[U] Stencil Pics fm People's Climate March (NYC)

A few photos of stencils being used for protest during the historic People's Climate March in New York City are starting to get posted. From time to time today, Stencil Archive will update New York City's Archive with any stencils that make the social media streams.

Stencils appeared at the #floodwallstreet march on Monday 9/22 today, with images by 1980s stencil master Seth Tobocman. So social media streams were scoured today for photos of the march on Wall Street and they also appear in the NYC archive.

Get out your phone and swipe some stencil pics

Stencil Archive just got an upgrade!

Woah. Do things look different around here? Can I now bookmark Stencil Archive on my mobile browser home screen and click anytime to enjoy the latest and greatest in negative space? Has everything changed?

Many questions with a few easy answers. Welcome to the latest version of the Stencil Archive, including all the fresh content you've grown to love over the years but with a new look. The site is now responsive, which is techy speak for "you can open in up on your iOS or Android device and flick around the site." Try it horizontal or vertical! Only the look and response to where you're looking has changed.

Yes you can bookmark the site to your mobile home screen. The site even has a new version of the logo for the icon. For iOS just follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the page you want to save. 
  2. Click on the bottom middlemost button, the one with the arrow shooting out of the box
  3. Click on "ADD TO HOME SCREEN" on the popup box

And NO NO NO.... there won't be any pop up/drop down pages asking for your email (or showing ads), kickstarters, indigogos, personal info collecting and sales, mbedded/wiggly ads, useless clickbait, or other crappy money-making schemes. If you wish to support the site, a simple donation will do (see the s/tour page for ways to contribute). 

And YES YES YES.... please submit photos, links, videos, gallery openings and anything stencil-related. Here's to another 12 years of stencil fun.

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