GRAFFITI SOUTH AFRICA is a new graffiti and street art book by Cale Waddacor.
The first book to showcase South Africa’s graffiti on the international stage.
Published by well-known American publisher, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- Complete documentary record of the history of South African graffiti.
- High quality pictures in all major cities, from walls to trains, and action shots.
- Interviews with top South African graffiti artists, including Rasty, Falko, Mak1one, Faith47, Gift, OptOne, Myza420, Dreadr, Mars, Pastel Heart, Tower, HacOne, Tapz, React, and Gogga.
- Foreword by legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper.
Available now | Launch events soon*
194 pages (hardcover) | 354 photos
Size: 28 x 21.5 cm (11” x 8.5”)
In a visual feast, hundreds of vibrant images showcase the work of South Africa’s most influential graffiti artists, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanatics all over the world. Selective interviews with major graffiti personalities reveal their passions and inspirations and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution. Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, South Africa has now become a prime destination for many renowned international graffiti writers. From underground tunnels and abandoned buildings to train yards and townships, local writers, each with their own distinct style, spread their work across the nation. Now, for the first time ever, the global spotlight .can fall on these talented artists.
Cale Waddacor, a keen photographer, documentarian, and musician, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photography began as a hobby when he first encountered the extraordinary facets of life in his home city. His journey into the realms of graffiti began more than a decade ago, when he discovered this underground world of wonder. He realized there was very little documented about the country’s burgeoning graffiti scene and began photographing and collating a vast library of his own graffiti images. He launched the GraffitiSouthAfrica.com website in 2011 to create a global awareness of the country’s exciting but relatively unknown graffiti arena. This book is a testament to his love of the genre and his passion to preserve for posterity the many fascinating works in South Africa.
Front cover: Artwork by Mak1one & Nard, Photo by Nard
Back cover: Artwork by Rasty & Veronika, Photo by Veronika
*Official launches will take place in January 2015
There will be a book signing and photographic exhibition
Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg | Dates and venues to be confirmed
Limited copies will be on sale for a special discounted price
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Preview PDF available on request
Author is available for interviews and questions.
Watch the flip-through preview video: http://www.vimeo.com/112791199/