Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art


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    A who's who of worldwide stencil graffiti artists, with previously unpublished works by Banksy, Swoon, John Fekner, Jef Aersol and more, Stencil Nation is 192 pages of full color artwork from over 350 artists from 28 countries, with chapters on the history of stencil art, how-to tips from the artists themselves, and much more. Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or practically anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium -- from famous artists including Banksy to international street stencils and gallery shows -- to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from the niches of the art form, this fresh collection of photographs and essays features female artists, documentarians, and the growing online community of the international scene -- along with new artists, often utilizing stencil art in unconventional ways. Stencil Nation also represents the art of lesser-known urban scenes, including Poland, Romania, and Israel. Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art. Curated by's founder, Russell Howze.