Here is the artist video from the last "talk about the weather"
Berlin based, urban culture and graffiti book specialists From Here To Fame Publishing are pleased to present the first round of titles from their spring 2010 catalogue: Calligraffiti – The Graphic Art of Niels "Shoe" Meulman and On The Run Book # 7- Graffiti Tattoo – Kings on Skin.
The lecture of the two authors Niels Meulman and Adam Eeuwens starts Thursday the 11th at 8pm in our Basement Bar.
Street-edge meets high-end design as contemporary Dutch calligrapher, typographer and designer Niels Meulman, also known as graffiti artist “SHOE” from the legendary Crime Time Kings, explores the contours of words as images in "Calligraffiti" - his hybrid art form which blends calligraphy and graffiti. He presents for our viewing pleasure a wonderful interplay of contrasts, such as ‘black-white’ and ‘rise-fall’, with a series of fast phrases and upbeat witticisms in the form of captivating typographic masterpieces.
The Vandal-shop is a flash based online shop offering the limited edition of our vandal-shirts. It has been online between 2006 and 2007 and sold the limited edition of 30 shirts of each design.
Vandalsquad was our first self initiated project in 2002. Its core is a realistic graffiti paint tool (shockwave application) which can be used online or downloaded to the desktop.
Desktop and online graffiti paint tool
Finished graffiti on Berlin Underground
Detail in original size
Our recently launched facebook app "Graffiti SWAT" has hit the 3400 like mark in a few seconds. In just about one month we managed to get 6000 active users through a minimal promotion of a 35,- EUR facebook ad. And a great app!
The artwork above is from one of our most talented users
This year, especially now, all eyes are on South Africa. Besides soccer and all the contrasts the media loves to show us, South Africa has a lot more to offer. Creativity for instance.
We're gonna start a little series on creative South African work with the most topical issues: HIV and Human Rights. I know it's easy to start with the striking things but on the other side: if we start with these we can tick them off very early...
For the Topsy Foundation, Ogilvy Jo'burg created a commercial which got Gold at Cannes 2010. Topsy focusses on rural communities and the re-integration of HIV-positive people there. Check there website and support their work.
The next video focuses on a document called »Freedom Charta«. Written and approved in 1955 by the Congress of the People, for decades it served as the ANC's manifesto and finally formed the basis of the current South African constitution.
Though South Africa already took big steps to overcome their past, there are still grave problems with poverty heading the list.
During the last months, graffiti artist Faith47 created some great works referring to the South African status quo and the aims of the Freedom Charta. Rowan Pybus from Makhulu Productions shadowed her and just published the result.
There is more to come... stay tuned...