A video introduction to us and our work in 86 seconds. Short and sweet!
We're Pahnl, we're a street art duo and we paint miniature people, dogs, cats and birds out in the street.
Going strong since 2006, we use stencils, stickers, posters, animation, screen printing, sculpture, film and photography to bring our small world to life. Craft and process is the best part.
If a piece on the street isn’t conscious of its context, is it really street art? It has to recognize where it is, otherwise what’s the point? It may as well be up in a gallery at that stage! At least, that’s our approach.
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 that might be romanticizing the process a little too much.
Where are you based?
We’re in Birmingham (England, not Alabama) but have paint, will travel.
What do you make your stencils out of?
Acetate, also known as overhead projector film transparencies.
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.