Stencil Archive News

Your Sunday Stencil Sampler

Submitted by russell on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 15:49
Frank Chu
misstencil officially gives Frank Chu pop icon status.

Thanks to: @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, u/Gudariak, u/w0f0z, u/shares_inDeleware, u/Pzy2209

Spinning: Duke and Coleman, 

Australia (just one)

Martha Cooper snaps one in Kinshasa

Colombia (just one)

Lapiz

Ireland (just one)

Slovenia

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Serbia Now on Stencil Archive

Submitted by russell on Sat, 07/09/2022 - 13:38
INC Dylan Dog (Belgrade, RS)
INC Dylan Dog (Belgrade, RS); Photo: Srđan Tunić

At long last, Serbia just got a great upload to the Stencil Archives, thanks to art historian and sometimes tour guide Srđan Tunić. Srđan just submitted a nice stack of photos, all from Belgrade where he is part of Street Art Walks Belgrade. As always, Stencil Archive appreciates and thrives off of your submissions and participation. 

We'd never be able to do it without you!

>NEW< Serbia (RS)
>NEW<

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Stencil Uploads You Know You Need Part 2

Submitted by russell on Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:07

IlseNieman
Amazing detail of the cut-paper art of Ilse Nieman

Thanks to: @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, u/Gudariak, u/w0f0z, u/shares_inDeleware, u/Pzy2209

Spinning: Spoon, Echo and the Bunnymen, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Calexico

>NEW< Ilse Nieman (ZA)

Berlin (just one)

France (just one)

Greece

Italy

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Stencil Uploads You Know You Need Part 1

Submitted by russell on Sun, 06/26/2022 - 13:30

Listen and Fight

Thanks to: @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, u/Gudariak, u/w0f0z, u/shares_inDeleware, u/Pzy2209

Spinning: Darker My Love; Herbie Hancock; Spoon; Echo and the Bunnymen; Frank Zappa

In the Western Addition, SF

Valencia St., SF

On Haight St., SF

in the Mission District, SF

Here and there in SF

From 2002:…

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Stencil Archive at 20: Artist Weblinks Updated

Submitted by russell on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:57

Tip of the hat to Prez with Highlife magazine for contacting the Stencil Archive with a simple note, "many artists links are dead". After years of not wanting to grind through updating the artists weblinks, Peter's hope to use the links for a project greased the gears. 

Spending many hours this week reviewing and revising the Stencil Archive artists weblinks felt like a digital archeology dig. On the top layer of the work is the recent move to https for website links. There were also about half a dozen duplicate postings that got fixed. Dig a bit more, and some links need to be updated with personal info (RIP Michael Roman) or for typos. Under these layers things get more interesting.

Some artists have quit the art/stencil hustle and websites are gone. This entailed deleting the artist's weblink page completely (RIP Arofish). Some weblink pages date back to 2008, so myspace sites were gone…

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12 June Stencil Uploads

Submitted by russell on Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:33
NovyUA
Novy drops a peace in Ukraine paste up on Divisadero St., SF.

Thanks to: @Emily_Lykos, Jaime Rojo for Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, Tor Staale for Brooklyn Street Art

Spinning: Darker My Love; Linda Ronstadt; Oscar Peterson; Olivia Rodrigo

France

Greece

c215 (mostly in Ukraine)

Mexico

Chile (just one)

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1980s Stencils via Community Murals Magazine

Submitted by russell on Sun, 06/05/2022 - 19:58
Diablo
Anti-nuke activists had told me that there were protest stencils in the Bay Area during the massive 1980s direct actions. CM magazine published this photo in a 1983 issue. Photo credited to R. Johnson.

Lincoln Cushing is worth following on social media, because he is always releasing historically important media into the world. Just this week Cushing released a full run of Community Murals magazine, a periodical that I had never heard of (Josh MacPhee knew about it, but the Interference…

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Miss.Tic Memorial Monday

Submitted by russell on Mon, 05/30/2022 - 09:35

RIP Miss.Tic

The Stencil Archive just uploaded a new batch of Miss.Tic works today. We also just dug into our paper archives to pull some interview excerpts from some now classic and quite obscure publications. Finally, we have cleaned up the Miss.Tic archive for an improved viewing experience. Once again, our deepest sympathies go out to this amazing artist's friends, family, and fans.

Miss.Tic stencil-text translations, from Overspray: Street Art Magazine (2005)

"Poetry is an extreme sport." ::: "Art - people = money, but for what price?" ::: "To create is to resist." ::: "Why meow when we can roar?"

Here are several excerpts…

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Stencil Archive at 20: Peat Eyez Wollaeger

Submitted by russell on Mon, 05/23/2022 - 21:12

Peat Luchador
Peat drops a Luchador stencil on the walls at CELLspace in 2007.

Whenever I see Peat's many fresh social media posts, showing new art, videos, NFTS, merch, talks, call-ins, and family bits, I am once again reminded that he is the irrepressible example of what it takes to be a 2020s artist that can make a living off of their work. Back in 2002, Peat had this spark when we first made contact.

He appeared to be a step ahead of the crowd with memorable stencils, hilarious videos, direct inspiration from late Pop Art and "Low Brow" artists, encouraging and supportive board posts, early adoption using social sites, topped off with massive online hustle and self promotion. Getting…

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22 May Stencil Pic Uploads

Submitted by russell on Sun, 05/22/2022 - 15:55
praxis
Praxis on the streets of NYC.

Thanks to: Unruh Lee, @Emily_Lykos, Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti

Spinning: Linda Ronstadt; Oscar Peterson

b-toy (just one)

c215 (just one)

tona (just one)

France (just one)

Germany

Italy

Florida (just one; pro-Ukraine)

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