Now in our 20th year! Since 2002, your old-school website for all things stencils.
Welcome to StencilArchive.org, home for 1000s of photographs, videos, and more. We never datamine user info nor do we use annoying pop ups to make you subscribe. We do not monetize content and we believe in keeping this project free and open.
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Here's to 20 more years - Russell
Thanks to: Josiah, Celeste, Esmeralda, Amanda, Jaime Rojo/Brooklyn Street Art
Spinning: Phish, Set III (NYE 95/96 MSG, NYC)
Photo: @luinova on Market St. in SF, CA, USA
Chile (just one)
Eclair in SF
fnnch in SF (just one)
Jeremy Novy in SF (just one)
>NEW< Luinova in SF
The Mission, SF
Western Addition, SF (just one)
Market St., SF (just one)
New Orleans (just one)
Thanks to: TXMX, r/streetart, u/thk, u/TheNaughtyShaman, u/zmerkh, u/Everything4Everyone, u/eferka, u/Aroc2020, u/iptrucs
Spinning: Monk in Palo Alto
Photo: Marsal Arts keeps it surreal in Hamburg; photo: TXMX
Banksy (just one)
C215 (just one)
Marshal Arts (Hamburg)
Prague, CZ (just one)
Greece (just one)
COVID19 related in Ireland (just one)
Poland (just one)
Zuckerberg selling a fix in London
Hamburg, seen through the lense of TXMX, puts The Stencil Archive over the 25,000 upload mark.
Pop the cork! Slowly and steadily, while social media pulls the limelight, The Stencil Archive finally hit over 25,000 photo uploads today. The timing couldn't have been better, since TXMX just sent over his annual zip file of his stencil snaps. Due to COVID-19, his pics are all in Hamburg, which is indeed one of the all-time, still-running capitals of Stencil Nation. We are also giving a shout out to Brooklyn Street Art for one of the Hamburg submissions: a snarky elf wheatpaste by Lapiz attempting to "help" people shop correctly during these strange times.
This is only the beginning of the TXMX annual haul. Stay tuned for artist-focused uploads from the streets of Hamburg, along with pulls, submissions, and originals from your very own Stencil Archive - The Old School Home of Stencils and Street Art, Since 2002 ;)
Thanks to: u/Jmflora11, u/nahmate45, u/Upbeat_Garbage6089, u/iptrucs, u/IronRickNick, Jaime Rojo with Brooklyn Street Art, @only_stencil_archive
Photo: Art by Praxis; Photo by Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art
Spinning the youtubes: Flippin’ Live with Flippin’ Through (Bill Morrison super special)
>NEW< Davide Maria (IT)
>NEW< LDB (IT)
>NEW< Sarah Aller (IT)
>NEW< Sundra (FR)
Spain (just one)
Czech Republic (just one)
UK (just one)
Palestine (just one)
::: USA USA USA US…. etc etc :::
Faile (just one)
Praxis (just one)
Sacramento, CA (just one)
TN (just one)
fnnch in San Francisco (just one)
'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest
Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago
Dalya Alberge, The Guardian (LINK)
Sun 29 Nov 2020 10.00 GMT
Photo: Marie-Claire Thomas/Wild Blue Media
One of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric rock art has been discovered in the Amazonian rainforest.
Hailed as “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients”, archaeologists have found tens of thousands of paintings of animals and humans created up to 12,500 years ago across cliff faces that stretch across nearly eight miles in Colombia.
Their date is based partly on their depictions of now-extinct ice age animals, such as the mastodon, a prehistoric relative of the elephant that hasn’t roamed South America for at least 12,000 years. There are also images of the palaeolama, an extinct camelid, as well as giant sloths and ice age horses.
These animals were all seen and painted by some of the very first humans ever to reach the Amazon. Their pictures give a glimpse into a lost, ancient civilisation. Such is the sheer scale of paintings that they will take generations to study.
The discovery was made last year, but has been kept secret until now as it was filmed for a major Channel 4 series to be screened in December: Jungle Mystery: Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon.
The site is in the Serranía de la Lindosa where, along with the Chiribiquete national park, other rock art had been found. The documentary’s presenter, Ella Al-Shamahi, an archaeologist and explorer, told the Observer: “The new site is so new, they haven’t even given it a name yet.”
Thanks to: Josiah, Lydia at Mission Local
Spinning vinyl: FZ, Doors, the Dead, XTC, Rush, Talking Heads
fnnch (including a colab with Jeremy Novy)
Yon (just one)
In the Western Addition, SF
On Valencia St., SF (just one)
In the Mission, SF (just one)
Oz in the Richmond, SF (just one)
In Golden Gate Park (just one)