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Thanks so much - Russell

Light Criticism Stencil Campaign from AAA and GRL

the Anti-Advertising Agency and Graffiti Research Lab have used laser-cut stencils to cover the annoying flat-screen advertising
monitors found scattered throughout New York City. Go here to see a great video about the campaign.

Go here to download Gifs of the stencil and cover a few yourself!
From the AAA site:

01/21/2007 Stencil Archive Updates

Just passed the 6300 mark for online photos. Here's the latest batch for you all to enjoy.

Two years ago, Ron Deutsch submitted a batch of great photos from his travels in Argentina and Uruguay. I asked him to tell me which were which, but he never got back to me. So the photos sat in my "backlog" folder. I decided to post them anyway, so made a special archive for them in the Americas Artists archive.

My good bud Mark passed along four postcards from France that he bought in the late 1980s. He had them in a box for years, so here's a sliver of early stencils from Paris.

Cricket from Arizona sent over some original stencils and gets an archive.

Koleszar dropped off a few more amazing originals.

Got sets and singles from Northern California, Black Rock City, NV, Philadelphia, and Oregon.

Still uploading the New York City photos I took last year.

Finally, a batch from my hood on Valencia Street.


Update from Janet BikeGirl

Hi Russell

I am not sure if you will remember a call for art, from last March, which you had put on Stencil Archive, for a book called 99 Silhouettes, by Debut Publications in the UK.

Well the good news! One of my submissions was accepted! The book comes out next month. It is my VELO stencil, which will be in the book.

You can put the news on Stencil Archive ,
here is the link

Happy New Year !
I hope that you have been well.
Everything about the same up here, just working on new stencil designs.

Thanks Janet

Logan Hicks NYC show Jan. 18

I am going to be in show in New York THIS Thursday - January the 18th.
The deadline for the RSVP was today, but if any of you wish to go, let me know and I will put your name at the door.

champagne & caviar

203 W 125th & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
Harlem, NY

Featuring the artwork of Logan Hicks and Sixten

Stencils in Oaxaca

As some of you may know, a popular uprising has sprung up in Oaxaca, Mexico over the past year. Striking teachers, students, and other parts of the community have kept a consistent presence on the streets, trying to oust the current governor while resisting sometimes brutal repression from the local and state police.

Where unrest happens, street stencils usually follow.

I just got two links of stencil art in Oaxaca. One is on the Imdymedia Mexico site, while the other can be found here.

Good News from Justseeds

Hello Everyone-

First, I want to send out a giant thank you for the overwhelming level of support people have shown over the past couple weeks! Everyone has been so generous with their time, ideas and money. In the 3 weeks since my last email, I have raised $8056.84 to cover a significant portion of the debt dumped on Justseeds. It's been amazing to have so many people offer help, and enlightening to realize how few places there are to get interesting, intelligent and political art.

01/09/2007 Stencil Archive Update

6200 uploads and counting!

Peat was in SF, and went back to CELLspace to put up four new pieces.

Dug through the flikr archives for stencil pics from the last ever 11 Spring show. Also dropped more pics into the NYC archive.

New archives from Palestine and Argentinian artist Cam BsAS.

Fresh SF uploads for the Financial District.

Single uploads from TLXN and New Mexico.

Happy 2007!

Update from Peat

Now to the News...

My Onlince Store is now open...
Spend that extra cashola that grandma gave you for Christmas on some limited edition stencil screened prints freshly pulled...signed and numbered.

News from my weblog - Click for photos and more.
- Mr Teeth Ripped off in Jerusalem?
- 11 Spring Street - SOHO NYC - Latest piece from this massive street art event by wooster collective.
- A video of My largest stencil and street scape project featured on LOFISTL.com
- Interview @ Underspray Magazine
(be sure to bookmark this page as it is updated regularly)

Also, you Myspace junkies you can visit me here...

Happy New Year!
Much Hearts,


Christopher Bettig Show in LA, CA, USA.

Hello and happy new year!
I hope everyone had a great and safe holiday season.

To start things off this year I'm having a solo show which opens Saturday, January 13th at Ghettogloss Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. There will be cocktails and musical performances by Dublab's Frosty and Morpho. I'd love to see you there!

Please spread the word, the more the merrier!

2380 Glendale Blvd.
Silverlake, CA 90039

T 323/912.0008


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