Stencil Archive News

Jairo Mora Sandoval (CR) Memorial Stencil

There is a stencil and graffiti tradition of memorializing people who have been senselessly killed, usually for unjust reasons. Jairo Mora Sandoval, a Costa Rican environmentalist, his likeness is pictured in the above photo, is now becoming an icon for those who hold the flora and fauna of the planet dear. Go here to read more about Sandoval's assassination.

Here are some other people, senselessly killed, who have lived on as stencil icons:

Oscar Grant, killed by BART police in Oakland, CA (while face down on the ground)

Brad Will, killed by police in Oaxaca, MX (while filming a protest)

Nour Zahra, killed while protesting the dictatorship in Syria

Gezi Resist: A special Turkey upload

https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/Turkey

The Stencil Archive presents a special upload for Turkey, which is seeing a massive swell of public street protests that are being violently answered by the government and police. Like most uprising hotspots, street art allows people to have a free, simple voice. Stencils have been part of art in the streets for years in Turkey (I feature a Turkish stencil in my 2008 book Stencil Nation), but I will scour the Internet and upload new ones when I find them.

Over 125 New Stencil Photos in the Archive

School is out and June is here. Time for more stencil uploads (18,900 and counting)

Thanks for the submissions: Julia, Paz, Esmeralda, Jeremy and ohters…..

Toons provided by KPOO (still keepin' it real in the Western Addition)

Ghalam DAR (Iran)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of...

France (scans from 1980s post cards)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/France

Spain
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Spain

In Media (one from 1930s Berlin)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Stencils_In_Media

Boruchow
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

North California and East Bay
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_C...

Los Angeles (1979 with Cesar Chavez)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/Los_Ang...

New Orleans (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Louisiana

Ohio
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Ohio

Oregon (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Oregon

::: Meanwhile, in San Francisco....

>NEW< Dolce
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Eclair
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Kate DiCiccio (new mural)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Todd Hanson (with Ana)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Xavi (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

China Basin (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/China_Basin

Chinatown (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF...

Clarion Alley
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionA...

Haight St.
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_D...

From 1998-2001 SF
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SF-turn-...

The Mission
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

SoMa and the FiDi
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fin...

May Day protest (with a Keystone XL protest thrown in)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_Th...

Hayes Valley and the Castro
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Cast...

Western Addition and Divis
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_...

Valencia St. (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Stencil Nation Art Walk Wins 2013 Best Of

SF Weekly 2013 Best Of Issue

Best Way to see the Mission Before it's Annexed to Google - 2013
Scout for Street Art Walking Tour

https://www.vayable.com/experiences/187-scout-for-street-art
Russell Howze describes his tour as a "three hour zigzag through the Mission District." For fans of street art, or anyone curious about the changing city, it's a zigzag worth taking. Howze has been chronicling the stencils, tags, murals and graffiti that decorate San Francisco for 15 years, and is the author of the street art tome Stencil Nation. His tour explores alleys that will be new to residents and tourists alike, and keeps an eye on the shifting cultural tides of the neighborhood. "Urban landscapes are always changing," Howze said, pointing out that while many of the tech workers moving into the Mission appreciate street art, they also bring security cameras and fences.

130 New Stencil Photos for the Stencil Archives

Thanks for the submissions: Esmeralda, Amanda, Raven, Xsacto, Eleni, and Brian

Music to upload to: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, St. Gorge's Canzona

Ha Ha in San Francisco
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU/Australia...

Banksy (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

1AM Releases a Graff Pic App

1AM Mobile is a free and community driven photography app that celebrates art in the streets by letting members capture and share what they see in the streets and also view and share what others members have contributed.  In essence, 1AM Mobile will tell you what’s up in the streets and let you take part in documenting street art history.

Not only does the app feature community contributed images of street art (with options to share, id tag, follow, and/or comment), but it also provides accurate directions to current and pre-existing pieces for an up close and personal experience.  With the constant emergence, evolution, and removal of street art, all images are time stamped which give a historical chronology to every uploaded piece.

http://1amsf.com/mobile/about-mobile/

A Super 2013 Upload

Over 100 photos for your Super Groundhog enjoyment...

music: WWOZ droppin' that New Orleans trad jazz for the Mardi Gras and Super Bowl fiesta

In Media: Simpsons again
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Stencils_In_Media

Fans & Flesh: Boruchow
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

South Carolina
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

two from Sacto (tnx XSacto)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_C...

a batch fm East Bay, CA (tnx Uh Oh)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_C...

NEW :: Punk Love (VA)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Punk-Love

one from Night Owl
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Night-Owl

ghalamDAR (Iran)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of...

one from West Java (tnx Selo)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Asia/Indonesia

SAN FRANCISCO …….

Just one from CAB
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

trying to keep up with Eclair
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Just one from Eddie
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Eclair at the Grace Alley Mural
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_Th...

Nice shot of Mike Shine's whole mural (thanks Larry)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Crappy photos of the Oddball Films bathroom (Scott Williams)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Cut out insanity from Todd Hanson
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

The Mission
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Haight n Divis
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_D...

Valencia St.
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

SoMa / Financial District / Union Square
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fin...

just one in Clarion Alley
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionA...

just one in Hayes Valley
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Cast...

just one in The Tenderloin (tnx Larry)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderlo...

just one in the Sunset (tnx Devin)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Sunset_R...

just one in the Marina
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF...

Small Uploads to the Archive

Newest Photo Upload to the Stencil Archive

Funk and jazz tunes while uploading by KVRX (Austin, TX)… Who needs streaming dot com radio (with commercials) when there's good ole' college radio on the streams!!?

ARTISTS::::

..NEW.. Ben Naz
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

Aiko (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Aiko-LA

Alias
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

Argus
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

Blek (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

Boruchow
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

CK1 (in San Francisco!)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of...

C215 (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

Eclair
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Jeremy Novy (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

…NEW… Mike Shine
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Scott Williams
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_...

Tona (just one)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/European_Artist...

FOUND::::

Berlin (thanks TXMX)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Germany

North California
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_C...

Vancouver (thanks Marcella)
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Canada

SF > Clarion Alley
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionA...

…NEW… Grace Alley Mural
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_Th...

SF > Haight Street and Divisadero
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_D...

SF > The Mission
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

SF > The Tenderloin
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderlo...

SF > Financial District
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fin...

SF > The Castro (just one… from 1989!) and Hayes Valley
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Cast...

SF > Golden Gate Park
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF...

SF > Valencia St.
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

SF > Western Addition
https://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_...

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