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New for 2022: Take the "Diego to Greta" walk, featuring work by Barry McGee, Paul Madonna, Mona Caron, Michael Jang, Banksy, Nychos, Boralo II, Keith Haring, Diego Rivera, and Anton Refregier.

For over ten years, Stencil Archive has been providing tours to tourists, locals, serious fans, and the curious of all ages and nationalities (read how I began giving tours, with years of reviews, here). The most popular tour is in San Francisco's Mission District, but tours in the Tenderloin/SoMa area and Downtown/Uptown Oakland are also available. Tours can last up to three hours for two to ten people. Prices and timeframes are flexible but usually amount to $40 per person. Please contact us for any inquiries.


STENCIL NATION: Graffiti, Community, and Art by Russell Howze, 192 pages, ISBN 978-1-933149-22-6
$19.99 (plus shipping), 8x8 paperback, over 500 color photographs, Art

OUT OF PRINT: As of July 2020, we have several copies currently in stock.

Featuring more than 500 full-color photographs of artwork by over 350 artists from 28 countries, with work by Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Amy Rice, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, and many others. Written chapters offer the history of stencil artwork from 30,000 BC to the present, tips for creating stencil artwork, and lots more!