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THE SEASON

“Alright, which one of you did this?”

Merry Christmas, one and all. We’re winding down for the year now, with the exception of posting out orders every other day, haha. We see you all, leaving it until the last minute!

Anyway, looking forward to doing some good things in 2017. Already plenty on the calendar, gonna be sweet!

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TOILET TRAINING

I liked your enthusiasm but there’s room for improvement.

 
Thank you to Kieran Wilson for suggesting ‘toilet training’ for this week’s Wildcard Wednesday. This’ll be the last sticker I slap in Oxford for a while as we’ll be finally living in Birmingham properly next week. I’ll be glad to have it all done as the new house has been stealing a lot of our time that we could be spending on new work!
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A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY…

Ch-ch-ch-boop-boop.

I went to see the latest Star Wars film on Christmas eve with Mrs Pahnl and friends. It made me realize it was the first time I had seen the yellow scrolling Star Wars text on the silver screen. I had seen it parodied so much, I thought I was watching a satire and let out a little laugh. Before long though, I was well into it and loved how it harked back to the older films with the dated wipes!

Thanks to Siobhan Blackmore for suggesting ‘a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…’ for this week’s Wildcard Wednesday.

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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