Support Stencil Archive: Tours, Books, Art, and More

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For almost 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 $35 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
$18.50 (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!