Graffiti South Africa (2014)

Book Publication

The first book to showcase South Africa’s graffiti movement on the international stage.

  • Complete documentary record of the history of South African graffiti.
  • High-quality pictures in all major cities, from walls to trains, and action shots.
  • Interviews with top South African graffiti artists, including Rasty, Falko, Mak1one, Faith47, Gift, OptOne, Myza420, Dreadr, and Mars.
  • Foreword by legendary graffiti photographer, Martha Cooper.


In a visual feast, hundreds of vibrant images showcase the work of South Africa’s most influential graffiti artists, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanatics all over the world. Selective interviews with major graffiti personalities reveal their passions and inspirations and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution. Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, South Africa 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.


Size: 28 x 21.5 cm (11″ x 8 1/2″)
192 pages (hard cover)
354 illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4657-6

“A vast visual spread providing context and perhaps a somewhat personal touch. An expansive coverage of the culture.” - e News Channel Africa (eNCA)

“Waddacor blends past and present. He brings out the voices of graffiti writers… subtly allowing different issues surrounding style and politics to emerge.” - Art Africa Magazine

“He just knows too much stuff to keep hidden… you’ll be very impressed by the variety and quality of work.” - Brooklyn Street Art

"Cale has done a terrific job... the photographs, text and quotes are excellent. His beautiful book will preserve South African graffiti for future generations worldwide." - Martha Cooper

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