Cut and Paint was a short-lived zine project organized by Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, and Colin Matthes. Our idea was to continue our participation in the popularity of the street stenciling by creating a zine of stencil templates by an international collection of artists, from well-known to first time street artists. The initial issue was produced in 2005, and was 8.5″ x 11″, black and white, photocopied, with a really nice 2-colorn screenprint cover. The entire issue was just templates. We couldn’t copy them fast enough for demand, so we decided to produce a second issue, this one we offset printed in an edition of 1000 copies, and a handful are still available here. Issue #2 came out in 2007, and included essays, instructions, and reviews in addition to the stencil templates. After this issue we shelved the project in order to work on other activities.
Around 2010 we migrated many of the templates to a unique website, cutandpaint.org, but are no longer supporting it, so we have now migrated the most political and relevant of the images over to the Justseeds free downloadable graphics page.