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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.

EVENT \\ Westridge Park Jam

Graffiti jam taking place this weekend in the mecca of the South African hip hop and graffiti culture; Westridge, Mitchells Plain. Get at Prefix66 for a spot.

AFRICA \\ SoloOne in Kenya

SoloOne is currently in Isiolo, Kenya teaching painting and street art. He’s working on a project for Tumaini Education Trust, a charity that supports vulnerable children.

Here are a few highlights thus far:

Find more pics of the art workshops and exhibits from this project on the Claptwn blog.

SPOTLIGHT \\ Demolition Squad

Demolition Squad are one of the most elite graffiti crews. Tapz, Tyke, Mars, Fiya and Aybe (in the UK) continue to develop their individual styles while dominating the streets of South Africa.

They recently recorded their first ever video interview:


Their blog slogan; ‘Demonstrating Style In All Disciplines’ is only too true…

>> Pictures via http://www.demolition-squad.tumblr.com/:

VIDEO \\ MTN Colors ‘Versus’ project feat. QK

QK are the first featured crew in MTN Colors‘ new series of the VERSUS project.
Various writers around the world are challenged to showcase the new ‘Hardcore 2’ range.
The colour for this South African crew; ‘Budha Red’…

QK (South Africa) VERSUSROJO BUDA’ (BUDHA RED) from Montana Colors on Vimeo.

>> http://www.mtn-world.com/blog/2014/02/13/qk-versus-budha-red/

AFRICA \\ Eko Primeiro in Mozambique

Eko moved to Maputo, Mozambique from Portugal in the beginning of 2012. He has painted many pieces, as well as comic-style characters.

PICS \\ Recent Johannesburg Graffiti

New walls painted in Jo’burg throughout January 2014:

(Click ‘next’ in the top right corner to navigate through the gallery)

Pieces, left to right:
Rasty & Myza, Tapz & Tyke, Anser & Riot, Trips, Dekor & Tower, Bias, Tyke, Eron & Jers & Gasr, Tapz & Tyke & Spent (Angola), Mars, Fiya.

Freddy Sam’s Nelson Mandela tribute mural was also completed last month:

SPOTLIGHT \\ Pastel Heart

One of South Africa’s most interesting young artists is Pastel Heart. Last year he won the graffiti title in the countrywide ‘Sprite Uncontainable’ hip hop competition.

Together with The Fader, Sprite have been working on a series of videos documenting South Africa’s street culture. Read an interview with Pastel Heart here and watch the video below.


More recent work by Pastel Heart: