Thursday, November 14, 2013
Culture: Street Art - The Crazy World Of Stencils
The ubiquitous street art you can find at many places gives the city a lot of her charm. I have much fun with the stencils you can spot almost everywhere.
Their creators print texts or images on paper, cardboard, or other media (wikipedia). Then they cut out the prints and glue them on walls, doors, lamp posts, mail boxes, energy transformers and where else.
Very often the pencil artists use wheat paste, a gel or liquid adhesive made from wheat flour or starch and water, as a glue (wikipedia). This art form is called "wheatpasting" and the stickers are also known as wheat paste.
Here you can see some of the funniest stencils I have recently dedected on the streets of South Manhattan (Soho, East Village, Lower East Side). An older collection you can finde here (driveby).
To be continued.