This is Cristian Kit Paul, graphic designer, photographer and traveller.
Also, founding partner of Brandient. Hello and welcome to Kitblog.
Let’s keep in touch: I am @Kitone on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr.
I am Cristian Kit Paul on Facebook. Here's my RSS feed. Search:
Navigate this site: Home, Notes, Archives, Articles, About, Colophon, and Contact.

Entry no.: 191

26 Jul 2007, 10:22 AM

Tags: , , , ,

Comments: 5

Romania Cultural statements

Mona Lisa stencil graffiti, Cristian Kit Paul, Oxford 2004

Mona Lisa stencil graffiti, Oxford 2004.

Mona Lisa stencil graffiti, Cristian Kit Paul, Bucharest 2007

Mona Lisa-Woody Woodpecker stencil graffiti in Roman Square, Bucharest 2007.

Oxford's stencil statement renders a scholarly tongue-in-cheek play on representation medium — art paint in spray-pait, 4 years in 4 minutes etc. Street-level postmodernism.

Bucharest street artist chooses to morph renaissance magnum opus into screwball comedy (Woody Woodpecker plays Mona Lisa or vice-versa) with a deeper layers of meaning: during communism (our childhood) among the few American1 cartoon shows allowed on Romanian Public Television2 were Woody Woodpecker episodes.

I see classroom pundit witticism vs. street retro-anarchy. What do you see?

1 Read "capitalist imperialism," as the communist propaganda machinery dubbed Western countries in general and America in special.

2 State-owned and then tightly controlled Romanian Public Television was the only television station in existence. Commercial TV station were unimaginable at the time.


Reply no.: 1

31 Jul 2007, 12:46 PM

prieteni virtuali:

There are so many stencil graffiti in Bucharest, most of them with a funny cultural aspect. I like this type of graffiti more than the standard graffiti.

Reply no.: 2

31 Jul 2007, 1:50 PM


For many, many more, see the Romanian Stencil Archive. Plenty of them are remarkably smart and/or funny. A must see.

Reply no.: 3

8 Jan 2009, 2:32 PM

"Get wallpaperized" at Kit·blog:

Speaking of graffiti and walls, I have some crazy-textured wallpapers for you: two from Moscow with love and one from Bucharest with murmured anger. Handmade. Peace Wall Graffiti over Peace Wall's thousands...

Read more in Get wallpaperized »

Reply no.: 4

16 Jul 2009, 2:06 AM


hi, im a argentinian men ho want to make a fucking stencil... respon me please.....

Reply no.: 5

3 May 2010, 11:24 PM


Mendez, you have my blessing. Go make a fucking stencil.

Follow the comments to this entry via Subscribe to this post's comments RSS feed. XML feed.

Or follow all comments via Subscribe to global comments RSS feed. XML feed.

Post a comment (in English, please)

Rules: Allowed HTML tags: a href,b,i,br/,p,strong,em,ul,ol,li,blockquote. Textile 2 text formatting is enabled. Please use English for comments. Be responsible. Flames, trolling or bad language will get your response deleted and your IP possibly banned.