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Banksy has a Bandwagon

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barely beyond belief!

Springtime without the pollen in London.

Stefan Winterle says goodbye to Colab Gallery

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Stefan Winterle

After 14 successful years: Stefan Winterle says goodbye to Colab Gallery   

Stefan Winterle (his Stencil Archive, and his website) says goodbye after 14 years as curator of the Colab Gallery in Weil am Rhein. During this time he curated 25 exhibitions with over 250 artists from Europe, the USA and Latin America.  

Nach 14 erfolgreichen Jahren:
Stefan Winterle verabschiedet sich von der Colab Gallery

Stefan Winterle verabschiedet sich nach 14 Jahren als Kurator der Colab Gallery in Weil am Rhein. Während dieser Zeit…

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Rest In Paint - Russell Short - aka Klutch

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Klutch in 2004
Snapped during a Vinyl Killers 2 side event, this is probably the only photo of Klutch on the Stencil Archive site. He's doing what he loved to do: create shit and have a good time in the process.

Just hearing the sad news via Instagram, that artist and all-around lovable gruff, Klutch, has passed on to larger walls and bluer skies. 

10/08/61 to 06/08/23 03:47am. Rest in Power. It is with the greatest sadness, relief, and honor that I share with the world that our friend Klutch has passed. He joined the energy that surrounds us incredibly peacefully this morning. Thank you to every single person who…

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Chris Stain Giving Away Stencil Printmaking Book

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Just got word that Chris Stain (his Stencil Archive), long-time supporter of this project, has posted up his helpful and informative book "Stencil Printmaking: History / Info / How To" as a free pdf download.

This caused us to revisit the 2002 conversation we had with him, where we discussed stencils, screen printing, other bits and pieces. That old post has gone through more than one website upgrade, so we just refreshed and revised it to add on to this post about his free book download.

Here is the Justseeds page with a few photos of the book, and the link for the download.

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C215 Reminds Us to Fall in Love With Stencils All Over Again

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Keeping up with street art and stencil books gets a bit overwhelming, especially when a search on Amazon for "stencil graffiti books" gets a few direct hits, along with books about tattoos, comic art, and yet another book trying to make money off of Banksy.

Today, an upcoming book by C215 (here is his Stencil Archive) caught our eye on social media, mostly because it is a how-to book that appears to be made with love and full of tips, encouragement, artist stories, and all that other funs stuff Stencil Archive loves to share and spread around.

We did it with our own book "Stencil Nation", and we have had a "Make Stencils" category on this site since 2004. Searching around the web today, we saw that Tristan Manco…

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Banksy Gets Up in Ukraine (Video)

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Miss.Tic - Rest In Paint

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Paris street art legend Miss.Tic dies at 66

Radhia Novat began cropping up in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris in the mid-80s and became a pioneer of French street art. Her family said she had died of an unspecified illness.

Le Monde with AFP
Published on May 23, 2022 at 03h15 

Miss.Tic, whose provocative work began cropping up in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris in the mid-80s and made her a pioneer of French street art, died on Sunday at 66, her family told AFP.

Radhia Novat grew up in the narrow streets in the shadow of Sacré-Cœur basilica, the daughter of a Tunisian father and a mother from Normandy in western France, where she began stencilling sly and emancipatory slogans. Her family said she had…

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29 Jul: Logan Hicks Tunnel Vision mural unveiling

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Tunnel Vision
The mural is set to be certified by Guinness World Records on July 29th, 2021.

"This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. I wanted to make an environment where people could forget they were in the middle of the city  - even if only for a minute."    ~ Logan Hicks

Taglialatella Galleries is honored to announce the official unveiling of Tunnel Vision by Logan Hicks - the largest stenciled mural in the world. 

Read the full press release.

In the middle of 2020, during the height of the pandemic in New York City, Logan Hicks was…

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RIP BÄST: NYC Loses a Street Art Pioneer

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May 6, 2021
Jaime Rojo, Brooklyn Street Art (Original Link)
(Photo: Stencil Archive caught this BÄST tag stencil in Brooklyn, Fall of 2003)

His wit is what we’ll miss the most! BÄST (Stencil Archive LINK) took no statement so seriously that he couldn’t satirize it – including ones that came from your mouth. A sweet-faced wiseguy with sartorial style, his illustrations on the street at once celebrated and skewered popular culture, codes of behavior, and our presumed heroics; His…

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fnnch's Honey Bear Hunt 2021 is Live!

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The Honey Bear Hunt map is again live at Only Kits shipped in 2021 are on the map, so you should have a good chance of seeing one if you track it down! If you put up a Kit in 2020 and would like it to remain on the map, please fill out this form.

Thank you everyone for your patience awaiting this map. This year we have shipped Hunt Kits to 47 states, 18 countries and 5 continents.

Kits are now always available on and ship out twice a week!