Stencil Archive News
21,000 uploads to the Stencil Archive. Here's to 1,000s more.
Respect to all who have submitted, cut, painted, photographed.
Thanks to: Larry, Daryl, Mark, Mona, Pod
Paris (just one)
Mexico (just one)
Colorado (just one)
East Bay, Cal
South Carolina (just one)
Clarion Alley, SF
Tenderloin (just one)
The TARDIS gets a stencil. More surprises in store for today's Stencil Archive uploads. Music support by WRAS, WREK, and KTRU. Rainy December day in San Francisco. Enjoy things indoors with more stencils.....
Mexico (thanks, Larry)
Istanbul (thanks, Jef)
In Media (Doctor Who)
East Bay, California
Los Angeles (just one)
North Cal (just one; thanks, Josiah and Celeste)
NYC (just one)
>NEW< wrdsmth (LA, CA)
MORE LINKS AFTER THE BREAK
Have any plans Sunday, November 15? Come out to the Howard Zinn Book Fair and hear me give a 15 minute presentation on stencils and street art.
The presentation will be 1:45 in the Grace Lee Boggs room.
City College of SF Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St.
My presentation will support an hour long program by authors Rachel Cassandra and Lauren Gucik, who are releasing their book Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear/ Grafiteras y Muralistas en América Latina: Arte Sin Miedo through my publisher Manic D Press.
This book shines light on female art and voices in the lesser explored Latin American street art scenes. I frequently hear people stereotype street artists as always male (and usually a person of color in a gang), so appreciate that Cassandra and Gucik are releasing a book that will help erase assumptions about who makes the art on the streets. As a bonus, some of the artists featured in this new book cut and paint stencils.
Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear is a book about Latin American women creating visual art in public spaces. It includes interviews, portraits of the artists, and photographs of their work.
If you tried to visit the Stencil Archive last night, you probably saw an error page. We aren't sure what happened and it appears to be all good and up again. Apologies if this interrupted your stencil enjoyment in any way. As always, this project is a bootstrap, grassroots one. Any support goes straight to the admin and upkeep of the Stencil Archive. Profit of any kind is hilarious in this age of hypercapitalism. As a great street artist once said, "art should be free to the public and not inside a stuffy old building."
Three-day weekend and nothing to do? Time to click through some stencil pics!
Music by WRAS and KTRU ::: Efficient split-screen by El Capitan ::: Thanks for the submissions: Celeste, Josiah, Amanda, Paul, Terri)
Blek in NYC (thanks, Paul Delano)
C215 in San Francisco and Istanbul (thanks, Amanda)
>NEW< JPS (UK)
>NEW< AINAC (Art is not a Crime)
Fekner in the Bronx
Logan Hicks in San Francisco
Eclair in San Francisco
fnnch in San Francisco
>NEW< Down n’ dirty with JR in Upper Haight
The Mission (thans, Terri)
A few on Divis
One at Caltrain station
SoMa (with big, bad Bluewolf advertisement)
Two on Geary St.
One in the TL
VVVV more pic links after the break VVVV
<<<< Yoda on paper in Paris; photo by Anna
France (thanks Anna)
Stephane Moscato (just one)
Chicago (just one; thanks Brent)
>NEW< Mig Kokinda (TX)
Lay It On Thick (just one)
The Mission (thanks Josiah)
Valencia St. (thanks Josiah)
Bruce Tomb has been a long-time supporter of street art, mostly via postering, along the ever-changing Valencia Street corridor. On the wall of a former police station, the (de)Appropriation Project has been a vibrant source of stencils, posters, and political and personal expression. I have heavily documented it over the years, putting some photos in Stencil Nation and labelling my photos with "dap" when I put them here on the Stencil Archive. Tomb's wall is a special wall: legal, unedited (unless you don't like the commercials ads that sometimes get put up on there), encouraged, and community-supported. As waves of change hit the Mission District, knowing that there is a solid spot to paste up on and enjoy is a beautiful thing.
Now Tomb is deepening the location's committement to pubilc expression with a new and interactive parklet. Here is some info about the new parklet from Tomb's blog:
This parklet is distinct in that it is also a public art work sited in front of the (de)Appropriation Project. The parklet will take the form of a sidewalk “bulb-out” and two speakers’ podiums. The laser cut step plate for the podiums will also act as signage for the project as required by the Planning Department and the expanded steel mesh will be welded into the form of the podiums. This mesh is the same as what was used to fortify the former police Mission Police Station in 1970, protecting it from the community it served. That mesh has been repurposed and now is the front gate to our building. The custom formed curb will be stained to match the repurposed steel decking from another parklet in the neighborhood that was removed last year.
In Hamburg, from the TXMX archives
Robi the Dog