Stencil Archive News

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
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



c215 (mostly in Ukraine)


Chile (just one)

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1980s Stencils via Community Murals Magazine

Submitted by russell on Sun, 06/05/2022 - 19:58
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 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)



Florida (just one; pro-Ukraine)

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May Springtime Stencil Uploads

Submitted by russell on Sun, 05/08/2022 - 21:48
The legendary Brown twins up on the edge of Chinatown, by Misstencil

Thanks to: Josiah, Esmeralda, @Emily_Lykos, Amanda, Brooklyn Street Art, @RadicalGraffiti, @EnessaKaye

Spinning: Phish, MSG 2022

>NEW< Misstencil in San Francisco


The Mission, SF

Upper Haight, SF

Here and…

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Alex Vallauri (1949-87)

Submitted by russell on Sun, 04/17/2022 - 19:44

Vallauri Postal God

>NEW< Alex Vallauri on Stencil Archive

A few weeks ago, we got an email asking if the Stencil Archive featured stencil work from Brazilian artist Alex Vallauri. We didn't, so an instant online search ensued. In a brief Wikipedia entry, it is noted that Vallauri traveled to Sweden in 1975, saw graffiti, and returned to Brazil to paint walls. He then traveled to New York City in 1982 and landed in to the hot scenes of Manhattan while the city was covered in graffiti, stencils, and pop art. He flew back to Brazil and never…

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Spring-time Stencils Uploads

Submitted by russell on Sun, 04/10/2022 - 20:53

Asking "whaaaaat?" in Berkeley, CA

Thanks to: Josiah, Esmeralda; @Emily_Lykos

Spinning: Bob Dylan's "Theme Time Radio Hour" (the California episode)

>NEW< zuko75 (NL)

X-Sacto goes psychedelic

One on Valencia St.

Up in Eureka, CA

Over in Berkeley, CA

Just one from Bulgaria


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