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CATS OF A FEATHER

Throwback to our wall for Upfest 2016 at the Hen & Chicken pub! Find us there again this Saturday, on our knees and scrabbling for stencils blowing away in the wind!

Massive thank you to Kineta Hill for taking these photos, couldn’t have been better! Only took us two years to get around to stitching your shots, haha.

View the panorama in full at here (5.2mb)

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A CAT TOO FAR

A recent commission for a collector of money art, utilizing the transparent space on the newest five pound note.

First time painting money, definitely a weird one. Whilst we normally spray canvases that have their own cost, there’s an added pressure to literally painting on money and not wanting to screw up.

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I USED TO BE CRAP

I started out over a decade ago spraying the sort of thing most stencil artists cut their teeth on, which is running chopped up photos through a cocktail of Photoshop filters and spraying them with no regard for underspray or, indeed, overspray. I was painting dogs and cats before I was painting Pahnl dogs and cats but let’s take it back to the beginning. Here’s a snippet of some stencils from the early days…

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I think we can all agree this is very edgy and brought great change to the world. Okay, it didn’t but stencil art is intrinsically linked with politics and before I had my own voice, it’s all too easy to ape what everyone else is doing. Nevermind all the underspray or blotchy torch. Continue reading