Now in our 20th year! Since 2002, your old-school website for all things stencils.

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Here's to 20 more years - Russell

Stencils in Media While We Remodel the Archives

You may have noticed that the Stencil Archive photo albums have not been updated in a while. This doesn't mean that we haven't been collecting images from around the world. This just means that the Archives are the older part of the website, and uploading images was based on Adobe Flash. Now that Flash is completely obsolete, our Archives are in the slow, very slow, process of being redesigned. They still work for viewers like you, but uploading new images is offline at the moment.

Finding an image on a movie, show, or in a comic, would go into the "Stencils in Media" Archive. Since our uploading capability is down, here is a fun one from today by Wayno and Piraro, the sharp creators of the Bizarro daily strip. As soon as we get the Archives going again, it'll be there too.

Carbon Neutral Tattoo

29 Jul: Logan Hicks Tunnel Vision mural unveiling

Tunnel Vision
The mural is set to be certified by Guinness World Records on July 29th, 2021.

"This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. I wanted to make an environment where people could forget they were in the middle of the city  - even if only for a minute."    ~ Logan Hicks

Taglialatella Galleries is honored to announce the official unveiling of Tunnel Vision by Logan Hicks - the largest stenciled mural in the world. 

Read the full press release.

In the middle of 2020, during the height of the pandemic in New York City, Logan Hicks was commissioned to creatively re-imagine a massive breezeway at the East River Plaza in Harlem. Nearly a year later, Hicks completes his largest work to date - a 19,000 sq. ft installation entitled “Tunnel Vision”. This work consists of a continuous stenciled mural that wraps the inside the towering breezeway, paired with a custom designed sound installation. The mural is set to be certified by Guinness World Records on July 29th, 2021.

Behold layers of stenciled aerosol transforming gray concrete into lush greenery, climbing up each of the thirty-foot walls and pillars, meeting at the ceiling painted in a vibrant, sky-blue gradient. Looking closely, tucked in the green thicket covering the walls are dozens of stenciled birds that live within New York State, while the four-hour looping soundtrack brings them to life - featuring the calls of every bird indigenous to New York.

Today's USA and EU Uploads

Photo: J Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art
Plannedalism (NYC); Photo: J Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art

Thanks to:  Mark,  Pod, Brooklyn Street Art, r/stencils, r/streetart, r/Graffiti, u/SociopathUA, u/sunkat03, u/LaHulkette, u/HawaiianHelloKitty, u/wlancehung, u/No_Suspect_4544, u/sean_solo01, u/Everything4Everyone, u/TySmity, u/iptrucs, u/_dio_the_world, @walkinggirlnyc, u/mylrob, u/eferka, u/Tegnepinne, u/Tosscraft, u/mrmcteach

Spinning: Dave Brubeck, J. P. Sousa

Banksy (an old classic)

Goin

Praxis (just one)

Berlin (protect Kiez!)

UK (Ocean Rebellion)

NOLa (just one)

NY and NYC

Charlotte, NC (just one)

Austin, TX (just one)

Seattle, WA (just one)