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03/01: OUTSIDE/INSIDE W. Hollywood Exhibit


Stencil art from around the world featuring Adam5100, Adam Koukoudakis, Amy Rice, Brian Jones, C215, Chris Stain, Dotmasters, HaHa, Hush, Jef Aerosol, Kaleb, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mantis, Martin Whatson, Pam Glew, Rene Gagnon, Skran and a few special guests!

March 1 - March 16, 2008


Kilroy Was Here, a Story

Not a stencil story, but worth posting as a classic reminder of human's urge to get up:


In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program, "Speak to America," sponsored a nationwide contest to find the REAL Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be the genuine article.

Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, but only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts had evidence of his identity.

Stencil Archive Feb. 19 Update

Just in time for a full lunar eclipse here in SF...... new pic treats for peeps on the moon:

8242 images and counting...........




Stencils and Geek Graffiti Tech

Blog Post from WebUrbanist:

What qualifies something as unusually geeky street graffiti? In some cases it is the content but in many instances it is the methods employed in its creation. Here are seven more geek graffiti projects that comment on and employ tools of the digital age to reinterpret traditional street art approaches or convey contemporary messages via new media.

Stop Graffiti and We All Win???

T.A.G. (Totally Against Graffiti) got a good laugh during the Roxie's viewing of the graffiti doc "Bomb It" tonight. This org is well funded and serious about ending the war against graffiti in LA. This org even sponsored the competition "The Difference Between ARt and Graffiti, where the winning child got its art put on a logo-ridden NASCAR race car. Tax dollars hard at work, city leaders seem to forget that ownership of city streets is difficult to express in a simple puppet show.


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