Fri/Sat: Stencil Nation Goodness in SF, CA

Have had a few people think that there’s something on Thurs. Nope… it’s Fri and Sat ……. Sat will be more chill if you wish to have a longer visit/howdy

Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
Book Release Party and Stencil Art Exhibit

Friday, June 6
7 PM to Midnight
Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St. (at Bartlett)
SF, CA 94110
(415) 642-0474


Artwork on the walls until June 30

Confirmed participating artists

Adam5100 (San Francisco, CA)
Amy Rice (Minneapolis, MN)
Chris Stain (NY, NY)
Janet “Bikegirl” Attard (Toronto, ONT)
John Fekner (Bayside, NY)
Josh MacPhee (Troy, NY)
Klutch (Portland, OR)
PaperMonster (Madison, NJ)
Scott Williams (San Francisco, CA)
Peat Wollaeger (St. Louis, MO)
Tiago Denczuk (Portland, OR)

and Street Art Workers (SAW)

Come celebrate the Manic D Press release of “Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art” by Russell Howze (curator, Autographed copies of the book will be for sale by the author at the night of the exhibit opening. The author will also feature slide shows of the Stencil Archives, with over 10,000 photographs of international stencil art. Stencil-making materials will also be available upon request. Proceeds of the art sales will benefit the artists as well as help fund the upcoming Stencil Nation book tour.

About “Stencil Nation”

“Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art” by Russell Howze will be available June 2008 from Manic D Press, San Francisco. The book will be 192 pages, have over 500 full-color photographs, and show work by more than 350 artists from 28 countries. Featured artists not in the list above include: Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, and others.

Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or almost any object anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive international creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from diverse niches of the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by’s founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artist.


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Stencil Nation Budget Gallery
Cheap art that anyone can afford!

Sat., June 7
Noon to 4 PM
The sidewalk in front of Al’s Comics
1803 Market St. (at Octavia)
SF, CA 94103


Celebrate the Manic D Press release “Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art” by stopping by author Russell Howze’s TAG (Temporary Autonomous Gallery) on the sidewalk in front of Al’s Comics. Munch on crackers and cheese while choosing a cheap piece of hand-made stencil art to take home and hang on your wall. Autographed copies of “Stencil Nation” will be available for sale too.

Proceeds of the art sales supports the Stencil Nation Book Tour and the Budget Gallery Project.