Falko One

From the 13th of May to the 31st of October last year, Cape Town graffiti artist Falko painted his way across South Africa.

His mission?

To change the locals’ perception of value. The project, called “Once Upon A Town,” was photographed by Luke Daniel.

“Add a little paint and it’s not just a scruffy shack any more,” Falko told the Red Bull crew. “It’s a shack with artwork on it, part of a huge open-air art gallery. It changes everyone’s perception.”

Falko has been on the graffiti scene since 1988, when he painted his first wall at Westridge High School in Mitchell’s Plain, and is “regarded as an integral part of the foundation and development of South Africa’s graffiti scene.”

As to why he chose elephants as his trademark? Falko hasn’t given a clear answer, but maybe you can find some clues by checking out some of his art!

interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-11 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-10 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-9 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-8 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-7 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-6 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-5 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-3 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-2 interactive-elephant-street-art-falco-one-south-africa-1

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and man in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *