Record of SA graffiti is a visual feast
GRAFFITI South Africa written by Cale Waddacor, is the first book to showcase South Africa’s graffiti and street art on the international stage.
The book, which is published by America’s Schiffer Publishing Ltd, provides a complete documentary record of the history of SA graffiti.
There are also highquality pictures of art on walls, trains and other locations in the major cities of our country, along with interviews with top South African graffiti artists such as Rasty, Falko, Mak1one, Faith47, Mars, Dreadr, Myza420 and OptOne.
“The artists share their passion and inspiration and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution,” says Waddacor.
“Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, SA 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.”
The result, thanks to Waddacor, is a visual feast, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanat ics around the world.
A keen photographer, documentarian, and musician, Waddacor was born in Johannesburg. 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 and realised there was very little documented about the burgeoning graffiti scene. It prompted him to begin photographing and collating a vast library of graffiti images.
Waddacor then launched the GraffitiSouthAfrica.com website in 2011 to create 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 made in South Africa.
NEED TO KNOW
Graffitti South Africa is being launched in Durban from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturday at Open Plan Studio, which is on the fourth floor of the Design Factory at 39 Station Road,
Durban. The launch coincides with the Tracksides Urban Art event, which includes sketch battles, a customisation competition, a live graffiti time lapse, group exhibitions
and lots more.