Painting Cape Town, Graffiti from South Africa is the first book to cover the Cape Town graffiti scene in extensive detail. The 250 page book is focussed on interviews with 29 of Cape Town’s most prolific and recognised graffiti writers such as Dek3, Faith47, Falko, Mak1 and Wealz. The book includes many never before seen photographs dating from the early 1990s to 2012.
The author of the book, Matthew Olckers, started photographing Cape Town graffiti in 2007. He shared his photographs on a blog named Painting The Town. Through the blog he was able to make contact with graffiti artists in the city. During 2010, PaintingTheTown became inactive and Matthew focussed full time on producing this book. In light of the increasing popularity of graffiti (and its close cousin Street Art) the aim of Painting Cape Town is to recognise the graffiti artists who have made an impact on the surfaces of the city though the quantity and quality of their work. The book gives you a chance to get inside the minds of the key figures in this misunderstood subculture.
The book is available for presale now. By purchasing a presale copy of the book you will also gain an invitation to the launch event which is scheduled for the 28 February 2013. For those outside Cape Town or overseas, international shipping is available. – via Painting The Town