Faile is a collective founded in 1999 by Patrick McNeil (born in 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta), Patrick Mille (born in 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) The name Faile is an anagram of their first project, entitled “A life”. As they studied in an art and design school, they learnt the many techniques related to painting and printing. Silk-screen printing and stencil remain the basis of their works, where different worlds collide : retro, fifties/seventies pulp, pop art; they also combine a clever mix of typographies. Faile admit they were influenced by Robert Rauschenberg, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and Lichtenstein… The universe and the skills of this pair are widely recognized on the international scene of urban art.