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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)






Full Moon Feb Uploads

Amanda Colab
Amanda Marie setting up a cut out at Colab Gallery.

Thanks to: @graffitiradical; @Emily_Lykos; @mensch_huis; CiMi; Novy; Brooklyn Street Art; XLTs; Colab Gallery; Daryl H

Spinning: Bad Brains

Amanda Marie

One in Miami

Buffalo and NYC

Pro Ukraine in South Carolina

France (just one)

A batch from Berlin

One in Geneva

On in London

One by Banksy

Blek in 1983!

NeSpoon in NJ

One in Argentina

One in Brazil

One in Mexico

One from Melbourne

TXMX Goes All Hamburg - Pt. 1

FPT nurse
F.P.T. continues to entertain (ph: TXMX)

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! 


>NEW< Yüxel



A Homesick SF Uploads Batch

What's on yer tongue, mang?!

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

Upper Haight and on Divisadero

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