Artist News

fnnch Wants SF to Decriminalize Stickers and Posters

Submitted by russell on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 20:10

Street Artist 'Sign-Bombs' Downtown Neighborhoods With 450 'Honey Bears'
Mon. January 29, 2018, 4:34pm
by Nathan Falstreau for hoodline
 

Street art is part of San Francisco's landscape, but one local artist recently installed hundreds of pieces of his work to spark a conversation about using public spaces as a canvas for self-expression.

Over the weekend, fnnch [Stencil Archive album], best known for his depictions of honey bears, ladybugs, seashells, flamingos and turtles, fastened 450 pieces to utility poles between Market and…

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Rich McCor Goes Large With Cut Paper (Video)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 21:53

Light artist, and my sometimes show director, Christine Marie sent me a video of Rich McCor's hilarious and creative use of perspective and cut paper art. "It's like a stencil in the sky," she wrote with the shared video. McCor is better known as @paperboyo on Instagram, and his whimsy has made me smile a few times this week.

 

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Aaron Curry AKA ORFN/HUNGRY WAIF (1974-2016)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 21:05

In the past few weeks, between the downpours of rain, RIP ORFN tags have appeared all over San Francisco. Aaron Curry, aka ORFN, died in December after a quick, lost battle with cancer. While mostly running with the BKF and US crews, Curry's span of activity dates back to the 1990s. His tags and throws were stylish and quick; his characters were funny and easy to spot all over the Bay Area. He went large and small, and even dabbled in cutting stencils and painting sidewalks in the Mission as HUNGRY WAIF. Around five weeks ago, Curry's friend Mark Cross…

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Michael Roman (1956-2016)

Submitted by russell on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 10:37

Generous, Prolific, “Loco” – Stencil Artist Michael Roman Dies at 60
By Laura Waxmann (Mission Local) Posted December 29, 2016
Here is Michael's Stencil Archive.
KQED also has an article about the life of Michael Roman.
<< Photo by Linda Wilson


In art and in life, Michael Roman was a man of many layers, colorful…

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VICTOR GASTELUM - "Velveteen Angel" Preorder

Submitted by russell on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 17:47

VELVETEEN ANGEL
the movie, the soundtrack, the comic book
A compilation of single-panel dramas by Victor Gastelum
1991-2007

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PREORDER NOW from END FWY...
This item will ship April 30th.

Product Details

Genre: Single-panel Dramas
Publication date: April 24, 2015
Publisher: END FWY Press
Edition & Language: First Edition, English
Format: Comic Book
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in

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Some of these pieces first appeared in:
CRUMP COMICS (Upland, CA)
THE PUNCHLINE (San Pedro, CA)
THE RISE AND THE FALL (San Pedro, CA)
STOOL (Long Beach, CA)

As well as on LP & CD cover art for bands such as:

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Icy and Sot: Stencils and Endangered Species

Submitted by russell on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:00

[When I'm not obsessed with stencils, I'm working for the amazing environmental NGO Center for Biological Diversity. CBD mostly protects endangered species, and I was excited last year when a co-worker told me Roger Peet (Justseeds) - an artist in my book Stencil Nation - was organizing murals across the USA for CBD. Eventhough I have co-painted some stencil peices for CBD, I'm out of the loop on this project (Hey, I'm doing other serious work for the org!). Much to my surprise, Icy and Sot have painted the latest mural with Roger and CBD. I'm grateful that the folks at Brooklyn Street Art hung out on the roof…

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[u]: Banksy To Open Spoof Disneyland this Weekend (UK)

Submitted by russell on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 08:20

Banksy's offical site, with a map: http://www.dismaland.co.uk/map/

Rumors collected at the Daily Beast.

Dismaland is the name of Banksy’s gloriously subversive theme park that is heavily rumored to be opening this weekend—that is Friday, August 21—in the UK. Pictures of its mysterious construction in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England, began surfacing online late last week.

According to the Bristol Post…

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Urban Soule (Seattle) Open Studio and More

Submitted by russell on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:31

Have questions for me? Want to see my process and all the goodies I use to make my art?
Come see my studio and everything I'm working on at my 

OPEN STUDIO
NOVEMBER 14th, 5-9pm
11632 Occidental Ave S
Seattle,WA
98168

EXTENDED through November!
Solo Show  at Zinnia Bistro

Show hangs thru the end of November
1759 1st ave. S, Seattle
206-682-7955

Save the Date for the 
Equinox Art Studios Holiday Open House!
Dec 13th
More info TBA
 

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Updates from Urban Soule (Seattle, WA)

Submitted by russell on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:10

Solo Show at

Retrofit Home
Champagne Reception
Thursday, Sept 11th, 5-10pm
1103 e. pike st, Seattle
206-568-4663

Solo Show at
Zinnia Bistro

Show hangs thru the end of October
1759 1st ave. S, Seattle
206-682-7955

November Events:

I am currently taking commission orders for the month of November, spots are filling up quick, to book your custom art, please send an email to  info@urbansoule.com with your thoughts and we can discuss the details...

6 Sep: Everfresh Open Studio (Melbourne)

Submitted by russell on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:58

Back in 2008, the Everfresh crew offered piles of hospitality for me when I visited Melbourne for the Stencil Nation tour. They also fed me pizza and beer. In the history of modern stencilism, Everfresh was at the nexus of using the tool as a new form of expression and art. Their site stencilrevolution.com went live just after Stencil Archive and instantly had hundreds more photos due to Everfresh's better design skills. If any of these artists show in your city, please support their art and offer them some food and beer. - R.

OPEN STUDIO

Sep 6, 12-5pm

5 Perry St, Collingwood

It's been a long while since we have written, we've been a little busier than usual but Everfresh Studio are excited to announce we're back in Collingwood!

Late…

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