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This blog features news, pictures and event info to keep you updated with what is happening in the world of South African graffiti and street art.

AFRICA \\ UND in Sierra Leone

Monk and Crio, UND/BA (Germany)
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2010

Makweni, Sierra Leone, 2010

All images from Street Files, used under the Creative Commons licence.

PUMA X SHELFLIFE SNEAKER LAUNCH: Overview

Shelflife store launched it’s first worldwide release sneaker collaboration project with Puma. In classic Shelflife style this special occasion was celebrated with a very memorable party event. VIPs, celebrities, friends & family were all in attendance along with local graffiti artists, sneaker heads & facebook photo competition winners. It was history in the making with plenty of party entertainment including a killer line up of Dj’s, an art exhibition, live graffiti bombing, live “shriiimping” art & even the opportunity for guests to shop in store and make their own mark on a full 3D model train!

More pics of the sneakers HERE

Images and text courtesy of Dr Zulu Green

NEWS \\ Update on Durban Graffiti Troubles

The local graffiti world is buzzing after news of what happened in Durban on Sunday. Seven graffiti artists were arrested at the Eiy5 Memorial Graffiti Jam in Sydney Road and are now appearing in court on September 14. This event was organised and publicised weeks before, with permission from the perceived owner of the wall. It now seems like the wall had been leased from the municipality and was never a legal graffiti wall.

The Citizen and The Mercury newspapers published articles on Monday stating that these men were related to gangs and that this was gang graffiti. Find these here

The overwhelming response is that these articles were sensationalist, melodramatic and pieces of irresponsible journalism. A new website has been set up to create awareness and respond to what has happened…
www.gangsofgraffiti.wordpress.com

Other coverage of this incident:
>> Mahala
>> Zero31 i
>> Zero31 ii

Some interesting responses from both sides of the fence.

NEWS \\ Stick Up at Memorial Jam

A graffiti jam that took place in Durban yesterday took a turn for the worse when seven people were arrested on charges relating to vandalism. The event was created to pay tribute to a deceased friend and was held at a location where several graffiti jams have taken place over the last few years.

Read what the press had to say:

Click the picture to view it larger or go to The Citizen Online

Click the picture to view it larger or go to The Mercury Online

PICS \\ Kif GIFs II

More cool GIFs…

PICS \\ Kif GIFs

NEWS \\ Mirror On The Wall launches

The online exhibition, Mirror On The Wall, has launched today…

The exhibition is a showcase of new murals done in Philipi, Cape town by Falko and Nard over the last 30 days.

>> View the artworks here

PICS \\ Editor in New Zealand

This emigrant is really killing it in New Zealand these days…

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>> Check out other South Africans overseas HERE

Thanks to Editor for sharing the pics with us.

AFRICA \\ Laguna in Morocco

Spanish artist Laguna in Tanger, Morocco (2009)

Click on a thumbnail to view larger image…

All pics courtesy of Laguna

PUMA X SHELFLIFE SNEAKER LAUNCH

PUMA and SHELFLIFE, Cape Town’s premium street-wear and graffiti supply store, have joined forces once again. The two have collaborated to create their first range of mens and ladies sneakers, a first for an independent retailer in South African history. The collection will be released worldwide on the 8th of August 2011. The featured release is the “Train Runner”. This sneaker is inspired by the bold yellow & grey South African metro trains that are notoriously dangerous for many reasons. These are a must for art fanatics and sneaker collectors alike.

LAUNCH-PARTY ENTRY COMPETITION

To stand a chance to win a ticket to the PUMA X SHELFLIFE
sneaker launch party, all you have to do is submit any picture of
a South African train. It can be anything from the insides to the
outside and does not have to include graffiti. Best photos win.

Competition winners will be announced daily on the SHELFLIFE facebook
group and the PUMA X SHELFLIFE Sneaker Release Page.

Pictures can be submitted to: pumaxshelflife@shelflife.co.za
Remember to include your name and details.
Good hunting!