Graffitiville: Spraying love across South Africa

The first ever platform for Graffiti artists launches in South Africa.

Graffitiville
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes

Sharlene Labuschagne and Tanya Boshoff are changing the narrative of Graffiti artists with their new concept called Graffitiville.

Graffitiville is a platform for South African Graffiti artists to showcase their talent and work through murals, furniture and fashion accessories, as well as have access to corporate gigs and more.

Graffiti has always had a negative connotation to it, as society deems it to be illegal, and as such classed as vandalism.

A laptop bag on display at the Graffitiville launch
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes


Tanya and Sharlene's idea of allowing the artists to express themselves not only on public walls, but on other mediums as well, is set to change people's view of the art form.

Tanya and Sharlene with the team of Graffiti artists
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes


Victoria Yards in Johannesburg was the perfect venue for the launch earlier today, which saw Graffiti artists from across South Africa showing off their skill on live models dressed in white, and a custom built rat rod which will be Graffitiville's moving advert.


Nabihah Plaatjes spraying the Graffitiville rat rod
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes

Invited guests and media had a chance to try their hand at the art of spraying the rat rod as well, and I had one of the artists who goes by the name Twitch, to sign his design on my t-shirt.


Graffiti artist, Twitch spraying Ziyaad's t-shirt
Photo Credits Nabihah Plaatjes


Products displayed at the launch included portraits, scatter cushions and bags which will be on sale through the Graffitiville website and their social media channels.

Keep a lookout for the video of the launch on our YouTube channel:

Launch of First Ever Graffiti Store in South Africa: Graffitiville
Video Credits Nabihah and Ziyaad Plaatjes

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