Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Stencil 101 for Kids & the Eternal Kid

Last week, we spotlighted 5 coloring books for the eternal kid, exploring grown-up subjects like indie music, sneaker culture and gansta rap through a medium indended for children. Today, we’re turning the tables and looking at something that does the opposite. Ed Roth’s Stencil 101: Make Your Mark with 25 Reusable Stencils and Step-by-Step Instructions takes the grown-up medium of graffiti stencils and brings it to kids — or, depending on your disposition, your inner kid — with a collection of wonderful portfolio-format stencils to customize anything from your wall to your pillowcase.

Bearing the charm of analog art in an overly digital world, Roth’s stencils blend playful pastime with the kind of ultra-personalized, custom-designed touch we’ve come to expect of just about everything.

To complement Stencil 101, take a peek at the how-to videos on Roth’s site, as well as his extensive gallery of application ideas.

Thanks, Sharon

Published March 22, 2011




Filed Under

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated