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Chris Stain Giving Away Stencil Printmaking Book

Just got word that Chris Stain (his Stencil Archive), long-time supporter of this project, has posted up his helpful and informative book "Stencil Printmaking: History / Info / How To" as a free pdf download.

This caused us to revisit the 2002 conversation we had with him, where we discussed stencils, screen printing, other bits and pieces. That old post has gone through more than one website upgrade, so we just refreshed and revised it to add on to this post about his free book download.

Here is the Justseeds page with a few photos of the book, and the link for the download.

stain book

Mega Monday Uploads

AK Berlin
A mother and her child in Berlin (ph: Adam K)

Thanks to: Adam K, Jaime Rojo and BSA, @mensch_huis; @GraffitiRadical; @Louniki_; r/streetart; @mensch_huis; @DJpedrorocks; @papissa2

Spinning: My first Dead show on tape

Canada (just one)



Greece (just one)

Hungary (just one)

Israel (just one)

New Zealand (just one)

United Kingdom (just one)

Banksy (just one)

The Rebel Bear (just one)

xoooox (just one)

Vuelvo a ti madrecita

A La Paz child in her pollera (ph: Maddie and Kellan)

Thanks to: Amanda, Adam K, Josiah, Maddie and Kellan, David Drexler, Jaime Rojo and BSA, @mensch_huis; @GraffitiRadical; @Louniki_; r/streetart; @mensch_huis; @DJpedrorocks; @papissa2

Spinning: The Heavy Heavy

>NEW< Tyler Street Art (India)

>NEW< Thailand (TH)




Ecuador (just one)

Mexico (just one)

Peru (just one)

Cartooneros (just one)

Mama Told Me Not to Come

Making a power plant pretty in Hermosa Beach, LA (art: Herondo).

Thanks to: Amanda, Adam K, Josiah, Maddie and Kellan, David Drexler, Jaime Rojo and BSA, @mensch_huis; @GraffitiRadical; @Louniki_; r/streetart; @mensch_huis; @DJpedrorocks; @papissa2

Spinning: cassettes, Golden Brown, Blondshell

>NEW< Arkansas, USA

A visit to Los Angeles

One in Oakland

One in Fresno

One in Miami


Recreated hand stencils at the Smithsonian

Aiko (just one)


Cherry Blossoms and Stencil Pics

No one knows who "we know" knows.... (ph: Josiah)

Thanks to: Josiah, Martha Cooper, @GraffitiRadical; r/streetart; 

Spinning: cassette tapes!

Thanks to: Amanda, Adam K, Josiah, Jaime Rojo and BSA, @mensch_huis; @GraffitiRadical; @Louniki_; r/streetart; 

Spinning: cassette tapes!

>NEW< One from Yemen

Two from Iran

Two from India (photos: Martha Cooper)

Valencia St., SF

Free Iran in Clarion Alley

In the Tenderloin

SoMa and at the Ferry Building

The Mission

In the Richmond

Western Addition

in North Beach


Spring Forward with New Photos

A MonkeyBird mural.

Thanks to: Jeremy Novy (extra love and respect for snapping flix on the streets during his recent travels), Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @mensch_huis; @GraffitiRadical; @Louniki_; r/streetart

Spinning: Shakti; Trey and Page

>NEW< Lasco (FR)

>NEW< MonkeyBird (FR)

>NEW< Mr. Lolo (FR)

Aiko (just one)


Blek (from 1987)

Jaune (just one)

Jef Aerosol (just one)

Miss.Tic (RIP) (just one)

Praxis (just one)