Living at a lower level of existence, Pahnl's miniature people, dogs, cats and birds can often be found outside in the street. Taking influence from comics and street signage, whilst adding their own subversive twist, Birmingham-based duo Pahnl use stencils, stickers, posters, animation, screen printing, film and photography to bring their own small world to life.


This page is a good introduction to our work!




How do you pronounce your name?
The same way you'd say 'panel'.


What does 'Pahnl' mean?
We took the word 'panel' as in 'comic panel' and misspelt it to change it from a noun to a name. You could say we see surfaces and spots in the street as panels to drop our characters into but we might be romanticizing the process a little too much.


What material do you use for your stencils?


Why paint little people, dogs, cats, etc?
We like creating worlds and it's easier to play with a space if it's on a miniature scale. Dogs, cats and birds are also just very fun to paint.


Do you want to trade stickers?
Probably not.


Could you paint something for me?
Maybe. Get in touch and let's have a chat. We always enjoy talking ideas over and, of course, sending an email doesn't cost a thing.



Do Look Down, UK

A History Of Us, UK




Exterior Motives, UK

Game & Watch, Switzerland

Sub Urban 2, UK

Melbourne Stencil Festival '08, Australia

Cans Festival public area, UK

Rapid City '08, Canada

IYTI Midlands, UK

Wrong Side Of The Tracks, United States

Dreaming Nightmares, Canada

Rapid City '09, Canada

Upfest '09, UK

Sub Urban 3, UK

RelentlessNASS '09, UK

The Bank Tavern, UK

The Wee Show, Canada

IYTI Vancouver 2, Canada

Portsmouth Skate Park '09, UK

Exhibit: A, Australia

Vinyl Killers 7, United States

Get Dring Mobile Auction, UK

Big Screen Portsmouth, UK

Portsmouth Film Festival, UK

Weston Paint Jam, UK

ReUse Project 3, Israel

Bogota Stencil Art Festival, Colombia

IYTI Vancouver 3, Canada

Art 2030, UK

IYTI Cuxhaven, Germany

15,000 And Up, Russia

Upfest '10, UK

IYTI Peterborough, UK

Stick On Haring, Italy

BN Post It Up!, Italy

Peel Here 5, United States

Exhibit: B, Australia

IYTI Coventry, UK

Sub-Urban Secret Jam, UK

Street Art Contemporary Prints from the V&A, UK

Upfest '11, UK

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil

Stratford Fringe Film Festival, UK

Neukolln Short Film Walk, Germany

Ten Diaz Movement, Spain

Strictly Stencils, United States

Nocturnal, Australia

Strictly Stencils II, United States