We’re launched a new event, the Street Art Cinemart!
Join us on Saturday 17 November at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
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THE DEFINITIVE SOUTH AFRICAN GRAFFITI & STREET ART WEBSITE.
Launched last week, a newly published book, Public Art in South Africa: Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents, focuses on the realm of public art with chapter dedicated to graffiti and street art…Keep reading →
Street artist and illustrator extraordinaire Lisolomzi Pikoli, a.k.a. Mr Fuzzy Slipperz, is set to launch his first monograph made possible by Olafur Eliason’s “Little Sun” grant via the Stevenson Gallery.
The ‘Man Like Mountain: Of Memory and Scar’ book will be launched with an exhibition as well as film screening…Keep reading →
We’re kicking off the year with the best highlights from 2015…
Besides from a few events and exhibitions that we never posted, here are a few other highlights from 2015 we didn’t share. In no particular order…Keep reading →
The book launch coincides with the Tracksides Urban Art event that features sketch battles, customisation competition, live graffiti time lapse, group exhibitions, and more…
The book launch featured a group exhibition with work by DekorOne, Riot, Veronika, Page33, Zesta, Ryza, Kevin Love, Ben Eagle, Myza420, Tapz, Nuke and Devo. The window mural was painted by FiyaOne & Rekso…
The show will open on Thursday evening from 6.30pm and will include photographic work by the author and a small group exhibition. A book signing will be held on the Saturday morning, as well as a Braamfontein street art walking tour by Past Experiences…
More details, including times and pricing, available after the jump…
The Graffiti South Africa book launch will take place at three prestigious events across the country. The launches will coincide with diverse group exhibitions featuring talented urban and street artists. Other activities include video screenings, street art tours, live painting, sketch wars and book signings.
Full details listed after the jump…
New, limited edition prints from Faith47 are being released. The last release was sold out very quickly, so don’t sleep on this.
FAITH47 :: SOLSTICE
The first in a collectable series of intimate books and screen-prints from Faith47
THE HIDDEN YEARS :: VOLUME ONE
Compilation of sketches from 2013 & 2014
A5 size, 80 pages
Signed and numbered
Edition of 100
CHAOS :: SCREENPRINT
5 layer screenprint on Stardream Antique Gold
21 x 15cm
Signed and numbered
Edition of 100
Release date: 21 JUNE 2014
Release time: 10:00 LA, 13:00 NYC, 18:00 London, 17:00 JHB
*one order per house-hold, any mass orders will be cancelled.
‘Expressions Book One South Africa’ is the result of a six year photographic exploration of South African alternative, youth and street culture by Jared Aufrichtig. The hardbound, 720-page book is a visual journey with rich images taken across South Africa. Chapters include ‘Land’, ‘People’, ‘Plants’, ‘Animals’, ‘Music’, ‘Art’, ‘Skateboarding’ and ‘Surfing’.
“It is a celebration of the special and unique things that I think make South Africa the wonderful place it is.”
The book also features numerous contributions from artists who have augmented Jared’s celluloid photographs with their own graphic interpretations. A cross-section of 35 South African designers, illustrators, graffiti, graphic and tattoo artists – including Kronk, Mak1one, Fong, Matt Edwards, Tyler B. Murphy, Bryan Little and TheoryOne – lend their significant creative abilities to the project.
A limited First Edition of 1 000 signed and individually numbered copies will be available with two different cover art variations. Distribution is limited to launches and exhibitions, boutique bookstores, or directly from the author. The Deluxe Edition of the book (of which only 130 copies will be available) comes with a unique lithographic plate in one of the CMYK colours from which the book was printed. South African artist Tyler B. Murphy designed the cover.
Painting The Town, a long running Cape Town graffiti blog, have been working on a book which will be released next month. This will be the first book on South African graffiti and will feature pictures and interviews with writers from the Cape Town scene.
You can pre-order the book through Shelflife, who are also publishing the book.
From April 10th, street artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Germany including Aya Tarek, Ammar, El Seed, Andreas von Chrzanowski aka Case (Ma’Claim), Abo Bakr and Ganzeer will create a street art gallery. There will also be ten massive ankh sculptures (the Egyptian key of life) created by Egyptian artists, as well as other related events.
El Seed (Tunisia):
Ganzeer (Cairo, Egypt):
Ammar Abo Bakr (Luxor, Egypt):
Aya Tarek (Alexandria, Egypt):
Thursday 12th of April
Friday 13th of April
Opening of the Street Art Gallery
First Friday Egyptian Street Art & Arabic Graffiti
7:00 pm - Midnight
Arabic Graffiti - El Seed & Don Karl present the book and project
8:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution - Ganzeer & Don Karl
9:00 pm - Exhibition Foyer
Tutankhamun exhibition hall, Mainzer Landstraße, Güterplatz, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
“Since the start of the Arab uprisings the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. Many slogans which were later sung by the people on the streets first appeared on walls from Tunisia to Bahrain. Egypt has played a remarkable role in this phenomenon. Even when the army tanks rolled onto Tahrir Square in Cairo, they were immediately adorned with graffiti. Along with people from all walks of life, artists, calligraphers and designers took over the public space. In no time a vital and now globally acclaimed street art scene emerged.”
“Arabic Graffiti is an intercultural project by From Here To Fame that involves artists, activists and academics from various Middle Eastern countries and their diasporas. Started as an art and book project, the recent events in the region have led to an active involvement of many participants in the transforming changes of the region. Events and exhibitions are currently being developed in Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, France and Germany.”
The Spanish art collective, Boa Mistura (meaning ‘Good Mixture’) have released a book documenting their time spent in Cape Town last year. They were only here for one month as part of the /A Word Of Art artist residency, but this did not stop the five men; Arkoh, Derko, Pahg, Purone and Rdick from doing anything half-hearted.
We’re not sure if the book is going to be available for purchase, but we do know that there will be a local screening of their Cape Town film, Diamond Inside, in the near future.
via /A Word Of Art
20 October – Alexandria, Egypt
22 October – Cairo, Egypt
For further information please contact:
From Here To Fame Publishing
Inga Dehl | Sales & Marketing
Tel: 0049-(0)30-21021 86-70 | Fax: 0049-(0)30-21021 86-77
Marienburgerstr. 16 A | 10405 Berlin / Germany
Be sure to check out their publication of South African artist Faith47.
Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente aka CHINO have just launched the third installment of Piecebook - World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings.
This international edition features artist from over 30 countries.
There are two South African artists featured - Dreadr and Motel7.
Faith47 is one of South Africa’s best graffiti artists and one of the leading female urban artists in the world. She creates powerful, thought-provoking images that reflect on social issues. Her artwork speaks to the individual as it crosses both artistic and cultural borders.
Her first book is due for release in March 2011 through From Here to Fame Publishing as part of the ON THE RUN series.
Title: FAITH 47
Series: On The Run Books
Author: From Here to Fame Publishing
Pages: 128 full color
Photographs: ca. 250 photographs & illustrations
Format: 23.5 x 16cm (9.25 x 6.3 inches)
Language: English edition
Published: 5th of March 2011
ISBN Paperback: 978-3-937946-08-5
Price Paperback: 9.95 €
Limited collector’s Edition:
ISBN Hardcover: 978-3-937946-09-2
Silver Embossed Hardcover with Jacket & Stitch Binding
Price Hardcover: 14.95 €