Fafinette (or Fafi) is a French graffiti artist who was a bit of an inspiration for me when I was younger. I loved the idea that while I went through the monotony and horror of school, somewhere, somehow this cool French woman from Toulouse was sneaking around making these artworks and owning it on the street graffiti scene. Her works appear on buildings around Europe (from Berlin to Paris) and, now, all around the world. Fafi has also collaborated with Adidas and M.A.C.
"By exploring femininity through stereotypes and using them to her advantage, Fafi not only knocked her male colleagues and competitors out their socks, she also locked toy manufacturing deals with Sony and Medicom, countless press stories and illustrations for Commons & Sense, Vogue, Elle or The Face, big market collaborations with Adidas, M.A.C, Hennessy, Swatch, Samsung and Le SportSac, not to mention many solo and prestigious group shows in the most respected galleries around the globe."