Although Banksy will always be remembered for popularizing (and arguably pioneering) the stencil graffiti craze, artists like Sten & Lex continue to pave new ground in the growing field of street art.
Using a newly minted stenciling technique known as hole school, the Italian street art duo have taken to the streets of Foligno, Italy, in honor of the anticipated Attack Festival. The new stencil method involves layering paper sheets upon one another, spray painting the uncovered space, then ripping away select sheets. The result is an almost photo-realistic picture, which looks doubly impressive due to the canvases that Sten & Lex prefer: houses, murals and building facades.
My only question is what happens to the relatively flimsy paper once the artists move along? There's a thin line between graffiti and street art, but Sten & Lex do a great job of maintaining the class of this art form.