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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