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Pre-Rent Distractions: New Uploads

Thanks to: Lincoln Cushing, TXMX (the 2019 uploads begin), BSA, Nicole, Josiah, and Eleni
Music while uploading: Kamasi Washington (vinyl)
Photo: TXMX in La Paz

Argentina

Bolivia

Peru


Italy (just one)

Hamburg, DE (the TXMX uploads begin!)

East Bay, Cal

Wynwood, FL

New Jersey (just one)

Joe Wackerman

The Marina, SF!

Eclair

20 Jan.: Stencil Making Workshop (East Bay, Cal.)

Do you love stencil art? Ever been curious about how they are made? Perhaps you have thought up an idea that you think would make a fun stencil. Maybe you have an art/crafts project going and think a stencil may help with the final item.

No matter what your skill level is, if you want to make a stencil while getting hands-on instruction, advice, and help…. then the Stencil Making Workshop at the Orange Room may be a great place to start!

Join Stencil Archive's very own Russell Howze for an afternoon of all-things stencils. Show up with an idea if you can and be prepared to immerse yourself in the world of negative space! Some equipment will be provided, but if you have your own paper/plastic/board (to cut out a stencil with), x-acto knife, cutting board (and even spray paint), please bring it. All skill levels welcome.

You don’t need to be an artist to learn and create. No idea is a bad one and no question will be denied.

*****WORKSHOP OVER HALF FULL*****
Sliding Scale: $30-60
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Sunday, January, 20 from 12pm to 4pm
2885 Ettie St., Emeryville, CA

Photo art: Ana Rossi

R.I.P. Robi the Dog

TXMX in Hamburg just informed the Stencil Archive of the death of Robi the Dog (his Stencil Archive). Swiss artist Robi the Dog pasted up intriguing, surreal, and humorous stencils throughout Hamburg, Berlin and other parts of Europe. He died late August of 2016 at the age 37/38. In an interview with streetartbln.com, Robi the Dog stated that he got into street art in 2006, and was interested in giving as much art to the people by "exercising his right to change the environment that he lived in". Stencil Archive extends its sympathies to the friends and family of Robi the Dog, as well as to all of those whole admired his art work.

Fresh Uploads to Kick Off 2019

Let's hope that 2019 is full of negative space!
Thanks for the submissions! Cheers to: Amanda, Brooklyn Street Art, Hugh, and Josiah.
Photo: Amanda S.

Argentina

Bolivia

Mexico

Banksy (just one)

>NEW< stencil legend Peter Kuper

Eclair

fnnch

Raf Urban (just one)

Sol (just one)

xoooox (just one)

The Mission, SF

East Bay, Cal

NYC

Broken Windows, Again?! Battle against taggers in SF, 2018 Recap

Battle against taggers makes its mark as San Francisco’s graffiti plague eases
SF Chron (LINK)
Evan Sernoffsky Jan. 4, 2019 Updated: Jan. 4, 2019 4 a.m.

They usually strike at night. Spray can in hand, they scrawl their crude tags on San Francisco’s historic brick facades, business windows and sidewalks.

And when morning reveals the destructive spree of graffiti, the vandals are usually long gone, leaving property owners with a stubborn cleanup job — possibly even a fine.

But thanks to an aggressive new strategy by police and prosecutors, such incidents of vandalism appear to be in decline, according to the latest numbers. Reports of graffiti to 311 have hit an all-time low since the city started tracking the data at the start of 2016.

There were 3,371 such calls in November compared with 7,611 reported during March, according to data provided by the district attorney’s office.

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