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2014 Round-up: Year In Review (Highlights)

We’re kicking off the year with the best highlights from 2014…

Featuring:

  • Ekons (RIP) Tribute
  • Another Light Up Project
  • Butan x DS Clothing Collab
  • Converse Clash Wall
  • Obey You Collective: Sprite x The Fader
  • Painting Cape Town Documentary
  • Redbull Amaphiko
  • Festigraff 5 in Senegal
  • Styles From The Streets Exhibition
  • Montana Just Writing My Name Jam 2014
  • Djerbahood Mural Project in Tunisia
  • Faith47 Murals in Durban
  • The Box Project in Durban
  • Epic Train Painting in Cape Town
  • Then & Now Feature
  • OBEY (Shepard Fairey) in South Africa
  • City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2014
  • Tag for JAG Exhibition
  • Resistance Project: Public Art Installation
  • Freedumb Graffiti Exhibition
  • Ism Skism Art Residency in Clarens
  • Kevin Love Exhibition and Interview
  • Graffiti South Africa Book Release
  • Faith47 Releases and Solo Exhibition
  • Bias’ Graffiti Tour App
  • Riot Crowned #1
  • Gallery Features
  • Event & Exhibition Follow-ups
  • Image Round-ups
  • What We Missed in 2014

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FEATURE \\ Then & Now #2: Tapz

For the second installment of our new feature, Then & Now (check out #1 here), we showcase the growth of one of SA’s most notorious writers, ever - Mr Tapz!

One of the first ‘Tapz’ pieces, dated April 2003:

Over a decade later, 2014:

Large and in charge - an older Tapz piece from 2006:

Mastering the original style in 2014:

FEATURE \\ Then & Now #1: Bias

Writers pride themselves in developing their style to paint better pieces, often taking years to learn new skills and perfect the craft.

This development is sometimes overlooked and the true adroitness of the writer is not taken into account, especially to those with little knowledge of the spray paint medium.

In this new series, Then & Now, we take a look at the growth of some of SA’s most innovative graffiti writers.

We all start somewhere, don’t we?


BIAS (@intotheabis)

First ‘Bias’ piece, 2007:

Bias piece, 2008:

Seven years later, 2014:

Honed skills, 2014: