SHELFLIFE STORE & GALLERY
119 Loop St Cape Town South Africa.
Mon-Fri 10am-5:30PM, Sat 10am-2pm
Tel: +27214223931

Online store: www.shelflife.co.za

PREMIUM SNEAKER & STREETWEAR STORE & GRAFFITI ART SUPPLY; OFFICIAL STOCKISTS OF NIKE SPORTSWEAR, JORDAN, PUMA, NEW BALANCE, ADIDAS, MONTANA MTN 94, STUSSY, ALIFE, LEVIS, OAKLEY, CASIO G-SHOCK & MORE! SPECIALIZING IN LIMITED EDITION, RARE , EXCLUSIVE & COLLECTIBLE PRODUCTS.

A SHELFLIFE BIO

The Shelflife logo has a great history in the graffiti world, for those who dont know this, it was designed by BIO, a new york muralist and a member of the TATS CRU.

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The TATS CRU are a Bronx-based group of professional muralists. They have taken aerosol art to another level and changed many peoples perceptions of graffiti into art.

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24 years ago, three teenagers began their journey into subway graffiti, starting their artistic careers. Soon their simple bid to be recognized blew up and their art evolved into a powerful, expressive style, bringing TATS CRU to the forefront of mural art.

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TATS CRU lead the movement to change peoples ideas of graffiti, showing the world its an art and not all vandalism. It was the Smithsonian Institutes 35th Annual Folklife Festival, where they represented New York City muralists ad their work for the institute really showed the change of peoples perceptions of graffiti. They started painting the NYC public schools and hospitals, creating a better and more colorful vibe. But it didn't stop there, the TATS CRU gave lectures at prestigious Universities such as M.I.T and University of Massachusetts and many other community based organizations.

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the NY looking store we painted at the Smithsonian 35th Annual Folklore festival in Washington D.C., National Mall; with the memorial wall on the side.

Their work has been featured in national and international publications, and they have also been included in books like "Spray Can Art" and "The Art of Getting Over". The TATS CRU has
grown, and they have employed some talented freelance artists to help with their mural work.

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"TATS CRU Inc. employs graffiti mural art as a commercially viable art form and markets customized aerosol art to businesses, corporations and individual consumers in major metropolitan areas throughout the world. TATS CRU furnishes advertising and design services to business reaching out to young ubrans consumers and companies seeking new and innovative ways to promote their services and products"

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The TATS CRU consists of BIO, BG 183, NICER, KENN, CEM 2, SEN 2, HOW, NOSM, JUST 192 & TOTEM 2.


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SNEAKER AND CLOTHING SALE!

It's a very rare occasion but Shelflife is holding a massive sneaker & clothing sale! The clearance sale starts tomorrow, (on the 28th January)... while stocks last. Some of the merch is up to 70% off, making it a huge steal!!...so get in early to get first choice. See ya tomorrow!

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JUST IN: FRESH VANDAL CAPS!

Shelflife just got in the new SLVA Vandal caps...dropped today! 6 different colours to match your kicks. Be the first, get your hands on these peaks today!

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NIKE DIAMONDS! LIMITED STOCK!

We just received a pair of Nike Dunk Hi's (UK10.5) and Lo's (UK8), one pair of each, with this flashy Diamond print. First released in 2008, Nike brought the bling into sneaker fashion...get your hands on these before they gone!

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D.I.Y: TRAIN RUNNER TEE!

We have put together a little 'How-to' guide on tagging our brand new Shelflife Premium Vandal Attire Train Runner tshirt (recently featured on Montana blog), the tee that lets you tag a Metrorail train without the risks.

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The Train Runner tshirt is available on our online store...FREE shipping anywhere in South Africa!

Piece done by Cape Town's premiere graffiti bomber TOE007!

FRESH NEW PUMA MID CLASSICS!

Just in! PUMA Suede Mid Classics, the definitive Puma brand icon in a high cut version. The perfect kicks for the colder months. Now reworked with an authentic sole and upper...These sneakers are a steal! Purchase online here, remember free shipping in south africa!

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BEN EINE & UPPERPLAYGROUND

Yesterday Shelflife featured on the 12oz Prophet blog. The post was concentrated around BEN EINE's visit to South Africa and his large scale work for Fairtrade. You can check out our coverage on it it here.

Ben Eine came over, painted our shutters, bought some paint and went massive in Stellenbosch with Faith47.

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To top off all this Ben Eine madness we have some Ben Eine X Upperplayground tee's in store, something any Ben Eine fan should own.
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KIKS TYO x AKI HOSHINO x KUBRICK

Also from KIKS TYO and fresh on our shelves, are these super rare collectible KUBRICK figurines featuring Japanese celebrity bikini model AKI HOSHINO


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DR. ZULU X KIKS TYO COLAB TEE!

Shelflifes very own Dr. Zulu collaborated with KIKS TYO, the Japanese sneaker giants, and designed these tshirts. They have just arrived in the store...come in and check them out. Very limited stock!

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EXCLUSIVE KIKS TYO X G-SHOCK "AIR MAX 95"

Yesterday we showed you the KIKS TYO X G-SHOCK X NEW BALANCE exclusive drop. Amongst all the fresh new stuff we got directly from Tokyo was this 25th anniversary KIKS TYO X G-SHOCK watch, which ties in with the Air Max 95 original colourway Neon Yellow...we received a very small amount of these watches so come in fast to get your hands on this super rare special edition G-SHOCK.

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KIKS TYO X G-SHOCK X NEW BALANCE

New KIKS TYO colab with G-Shock and New Balance dropping in Shelflife the 19th of Jan 2011...Fresh from TOKYO! Sizes are super limited, mail contact@shelflife.co.za for more details.

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ADIDAS GREY FORUMS!

Adidas has brought it again, forums with patented normal leather and 3M stripes, the grey colour with a gloss finish makes it easy to wear with any outfit you dig. Change up the laces to bring in some variation.

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EXCLUSIVE PUMA MIDS!

PUMA Suede started back in 1968, their aim was to help alter and perhaps improve basketball shoes and their designs. Today they have taken things to the next level, combining practicality and fashion into one shoe. Following the bizarre but well-recieved Sky Hi+ design, these List releases take the mid-cut Suede and add Velcro for a riff on the high-end, post-Yeezy spate of big shoes.

These Puma's are a must have for any Suede lover and are an exclusive to the Shelflife store. Come in to the store to get your hands on them.

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TRAIN BOMBING IN SA

Dope photo montage featuring South African train bombing...

JASON MARKK

Shelflife officially stocks Jason Markk premium cleaning products for all you sneakerheads out there. Keep your sneakers fresh with their cleaning solution and lint-free microfibre towel.

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SHELFLIFE x MONTANA OFFICIAL COLAB TEE!

Just arrived this week an official collaboration tee between "Shelflife Premium Vandal Attire" & "Montana/ MTN" aptly named the "Train Runner DIY". Classic South African metro train silhouette printed with special screen ink makes this fully customizable with paint markers or spraypaint. Paint a metrorail train in the comfort of your own home without the possibilities of getting shot at!!


The train runner tee graphics are based on South African train company logos and offers the chance for aspiring train bombers to paint trains without getting shot at, because of its completely customizable graphic. In South Africa, crime and cable theft is a major problem, with rail security on 24 hour high surveillance, armed gaurds at every station and 4x4's patrolling certain stretches of different lines. They often cant distinguish between graf-writers and cable theives...with a 'shoot first, ask questions later' mentality! Yet dedicated writers are sometimes able to overcome these high risk obstacles, which earns the South African scene maximum respect.

The Train Runner tee is available in black and white. Buy your self a Montana 94 paintmarker to begin customizing your tee.

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WHOLETRAIN SCREENING

PaintingTheTown and Shelflife present the first screening in SA of the internationally acclaimed movie, Wholetrain.

Where: Labia on Kloof
Date: Friday 7 January 2011
Time: 20h30
Price: R30
* Buy tickets from Shelflife at 119 Loop Street, Cape Town. The tickets are bound to sell out fast so get there soon.

For more info on the event click here

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