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Thanks so much - Russell

Hi there from PURE EVIL ...

I have been asked to take over at BEAUTIFUL CRIME , and so I have invited a DIRTY DOZEN of new artists on the site.. We thought it was time to step things up a notch and also to get something NEW and DYNAMIC going on.. As it is going with artists this might turn out to be the DIRTY SIXTEEN or the DIRTY TWENTY FOUR we'll see...

Adam5100 on Spark

Great profile for Adam5100 on Spark's website. There is also a great PDF link for an education guide on stencil art on that page.

"Introduce students to the history of graffiti and stenciling. This Educator Guide discusses Aboriginal art practices and includes hands-on activities related to political printmaking and a critical writing assignment."

Spark airs tomorrow, Wed. April 18 @ 7:30pm (with another viewing later in the week).

TAX DAY Stencil Archive uploads

Absolute LAST day to do taxes here in USA. So why not protest the war machine one last financial time with the freshest uploads from around the world:

New Artists Archives, and updates, from DK, DRL, Rolf Scheve (NL), and Joana (PT).

More submissions from Wisconsin, NYC, and a one-off from Opus in Toronto.

Fresh travel photos from London, and Israel.

A few from Haight St. here in San Francisco for good tax-resisting measure!

53% of each American's tax dollars goes to the Pentagon and its war machine. This DOESN'T include the extra funding for Iraq and Afghanistan (which is about $100 billion a year extra!).

Janet Bike Girl in Time's Up! Benefit Show

Exhibition Dates: March 24-May 5, Thurs-Sat, Noon-6 pm
Protest Space, 511 West 20th Street at 10th Ave

Protest Space is hosting an exciting art show benefit for Time's Up! featuring environmentally-themed pieces from local artists, activists, and cyclists. Don't forget to tell your friends, come to the show, and buy some great art for a great cause!

NYPD Intel Op Targets Dot-Matrix Graffiti Bike

For WIRED: Ryan Singel 04.10.07

Joshua Kinberg's internet-connected, sidewalk-printing graffiti bike
got him a lot of attention ahead of the 2004 Republican National
Convention; he was Boing Boinged, Slashdotted and featured on CNN and
in Popular Science.

Though he didn't know it at the time, his gadget also landed him a spot
in secret files being compiled by the New York Police Department's
intelligence arm against protest groups across the country.

Fresh Stencil Uploads: Topping 6500!

Another weekly dose of stencil pleasure, just in time for not doing your USA taxes.....

A nice batch of submissions from Madison, WI hit the inbox over the past week.

Steve Frio dropped off nice photographs of some pieces he did in New Jersey.

Janet Bike Girl added photos of a commissioned t-shirt job to her growing archive.

Got a one-off from Argentina honoring the Godfather of Soul's passing (RIP James).

Finally, a sliver of stencils from the recent trip to Egypt. Nothing too exciting, but what can you expect from a one-party-ruled country.

See ya next time!

'El Barto' graffiti vandal sentenced

San Francisco Chronicle Staff Report

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Santa Rosa graffiti vandal was sentenced Monday to 1,000 hours of
community service and three years of felony probation after he pleaded
no contest earlier this year to two counts of felony vandalism,
prosecutors said.


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