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Stencil Archive always looks forward to January, because that is when TXMX sends over his zipped photos surprise. Now a yearly tradition, what better way to welcome the new year with stencil photos from Hamburg and beyond. This year, TXMX goes all Hamburg, but we have zero complaints!
This is possibly the final round of new photos for 2022, so ending the year with another batch from San Francisco. This week, Tech Destroys gets his own archive (and I have requested that he paints more stencils around the City), lots or random pics from around SF (The Embarcadero, Van Ness, Nob Hill, etc.) and lots of general goodness.
Here's to 2023 and all the upcoming painted negative space!
Spinning: 04.05.1991 GD at the Omni - ATL GA (Set II) via cassette
>NEW< Tech Destroys
Upgraded pic of Misstencil palmreading paste ups
In the Mission
In and around the Financial District
Utilitarian in Japantown
Out in the Richmond District
On Van Ness St.
On Valencia St. (thanks Josiah)
One up in Nob Hill
Thanks to: Amanda, @graffitiradical; @streetartutopia; @Emily_Lykos; @journo_cam; @lilith2u; @mango_lacroix69; Brooklyn Street Art
Spinning: Dead bootleg cassettes
Visiting with Xavi in the Mission
Paint drying on this World Cup pic in Argentina
Bike power Brazil
Massive Statement in Mexico
First stencil from Thailand
Another one on Iranian walls
A new stack from New York
Opinions in Ohio
Serious in Seattle
Thanks to: Amanda, Chris B., @graffitiradical; @streetartutopia; @Emily_Lykos; Brooklyn Street Art; podinski @vim_media
Spinning: JEMP radio
Classic 1969 Señor Suerte by Chaz Boróquez
Ecuador (just one)
China (just one)
Iran protest stencils
Russia antiwar one
Keeping up with street art and stencil books gets a bit overwhelming, especially when a search on Amazon for "stencil graffiti books" gets a few direct hits, along with books about tattoos, comic art, and yet another book trying to make money off of Banksy.
Today, an upcoming book by C215 (here is his Stencil Archive) caught our eye on social media, mostly because it is a how-to book that appears to be made with love and full of tips, encouragement, artist stories, and all that other funs stuff Stencil Archive loves to share and spread around.
We did it with our own book "Stencil Nation", and we have had a "Make Stencils" category on this site since 2004. Searching around the web today, we saw that Tristan Manco (who may have written the first modern book about street art stencils in 2002) did it again in 2020 with his latest book "The Stencil Graffiti Handbook" (Though this is the UK publisher's link, I'm sure it's available on Amazon, etc.).
According to the BSA post, "'The book that you are holding in your hands is therefore, a manual, an inventory of techniques to be appropriated in order to get yourself started in the art, or to help you develop stenciling’s potential. Stencils have no limits and can be adapted to all styles,' says the author in his introduction."
Move along now if you want to buy anything! Just some free stencil pics if you dare to continue!
Banksy in Ukraine
M-city at the Colab Gallery
Amanda Marie at the Colab Gallery
Xavi back in San Francisco
a 2000 Faile stencil (thanks, Brooklyn Street Art)
Praxis in NYC (thanks, BSA)
Eclair in SF
Misstencil in Chinatown, SF