Stencil Archive News

Shelter in Place Uploads Special

Submitted by russell on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 13:49

Wash those hands! Be safe! Maybe don't go out painting right now??
Music: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Echo and the Bunnymen
Submissions, photos by: Josiah, niklaq, RobertPower415
This photo: In Sacramento, CA (RobertPower415/reddit)

Istanbul (just one)
Banksy (just one)
Hamburg (just one; more TXMX uploads coming soon)

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New TXMX pics cont. - Artists Special

Submitted by russell on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:48

Another quick round of photo uploads from TXMX in Hamburg, DE
Photo: art by Marshal Arts; photo by TXMX

New Pics: TXMX goes all Hamburg for your social distancing pleasure

Submitted by russell on Sun, 03/08/2020 - 18:05

Once again, Stencil Archive welcomes the annual submissions from one of the site's longest-running collaborators. We always enjoy seeing what's going on in the streets of (mostly) Hamburg, DE and TXMX gets the goods. Thanks always, and hope all is well with you over in the EU zones.

The ass bubbles stencil: art by zoon; photo by TXMX (Hamburg, DE)

Since you're supposed to be inside and distanced, get a little closer with three dozen TXMX photos of art in the Hamburg streets. More artist uploads coming soon!

Pre-Spring Uploads for the Stencil Archive

Submitted by russell on Sun, 03/01/2020 - 14:20

Thanks for submissions: Brooklyn Street Art/Jaime Rojo, Raven, and Josiah
Musical support: the best band from Vermont
Coming soon: The 2020 TXMX uploads (all Hamburg)!
Photo: Ensemble Reel wheatpaste on Haight St., SF, CA

>NEW< Ensemble Reel (FR)
>NEW< amazing cut paper art of

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Stencil Pic Uploads for Jan.

Submitted by russell on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 16:20

On the turntable: Beck, Beatles, Rush (RIP Neil Peart)
Photo: Haight Street, SF (artist unknown)

Several dozen from Portland, Oregon

>NEW< Skam



Berlin (thanks, Brooklyn Street Art)

mimi the clown (just one; thanks, BSA)

Colombia (just one)

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Thanks, As Always - Tour Reviews - RIP Vayable

Submitted by russell on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:09

Back in 2010, Banksy promoted his documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" by painting walls across North America. He decided to visit San Francisco and started what I consider one of the first ever public Twitter frenzies: once a stencil went up, word got out, and the people amassed. I was in the middle of this fun frenzy, and made extra efforts to get up on roof tops for photos. A mutual friend, who had access to a bus, started giving tours of the Banksy pieces in the City. He contacted me after several people told him that I was the guy with the Stencil Archive site. On one of his last bus tours (the Banksy pieces eventually got destroyed; only two of about thirteen exist now), I was approached by a few people from a start up called Vayable. "Have you ever thought of giving a…

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A Quick Archive Upload

Submitted by russell on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:09

Just 15 new images this round.
Submissions thanks to Brooklyn Street Art, Cool Tour Spain
Photo: Art by Por Favor in Madrid, snapped by Cool Tour Spain






Oakland (just one)

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Fresh Uploads: Stencil Pics for Fall

Submitted by russell on Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:57

Thanks to: Stephen, Josiah, Esmeralda, Mark, SF Poster Syndicate, and Brooklyn Street Art
LPs Spinning: Dukes of Stratosphear, Tom Waits, and Queen
Photo: A Greta poster from the recent climate march in San Francisco

Mill Valley, CA

The Berkshires, MA (just one)

Asheville, NC (just one)


Wash., DC (just one)

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Labor Day Photo Uploads - Artists ed.

Submitted by russell on Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:14

Thanks to: Stephen B., Chris C., Josiah S., Colab Gallery, and Brooklyn Street Art
LPs on the platter: James Brown, Jeff Tweedy
Photo: TrustyScribe near South Park, SF

>NEW< Lambros (NYC)

>NEW< Rene Gagnon (MA)

>NEW< Hellbent (NYC)

>NEW< TrustyScribe (SF)


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Yes, please. More... stencil photos

Submitted by russell on Sat, 07/20/2019 - 11:55

Music by: Trey, Fish, Mike, and Page
Photo: art by MINTY, on Brick Lane, London

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Oakland, CA (just one)

Dozens from London, UK

C215 (just one)

Jaune (just one)

Stinkfish (just one)

Vox Romana (just one)


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