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.

PREMIO AIR JORDAN V: BIN 23'S

About a month ago we at Shelflife launched, to the public, the brand new Jordan 5 Wolf Grey's. Well, now to add to the Air Jordan 5 collection at Shelflife we have gone and put these Air Jordan 5 Bin 23's up onto our shelves for you to buy. There are a limited amount and these kicks are a definite must have. With their attention to detail from the wax seal logo on the heel to the wooden shoe tree's with a jordan logo engraved into it, this shoe is as dope as it gets...get your hands on these sneakers via the online store or at the shop.

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SHELFLIFE x ICFTJ x MALCOLM SKENE TEE

Congratulations to Mr. Malcolm Skene, the winner of the It Came From The Jungle 5 Year competition! His gorilla clawed its way way to the top with this design:

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Pre-order now as it will be limited run! ---> contact@shelflife.co.za

SNEAKER HEAD 3D TEE!

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Nike, bringing old school tech into the clothing world. Get your hands on this awesome 3D tee with free 3D glasses...add some colour into that wardrobe of yours, while rocking 3D graphics!

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NEW MOLOTOW AND MORE COLOURS!

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Just dropped! Brand new Molotow markers and also all new colours. We just recieved a whole lot of 127HS in a whole range of colours form black to fluorescent green. Also in is an all new hybrid of the usual 627. This 627HS ONE4ALL is a potent pen that can also write on surfboards...only available in black...so ladies & gents, come in to the store and pimp up your marker collection with these fresh new colours.

ALL NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE!

So, we just gave you a mega post on all the new DVD's we received the other day. With that order also came a whole pile of new books.

Back in the store is SUICIDE GIRLS: BEAUTY REDEFINED. Beauty Redefined explores the Suicide Girl phenomenon from their start in 2001 to their websites one million unique weekly visitors today. This giant tome provides a timely look at the fascinating women who created and inhabit the SG community.

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SABER: MAD SOCIETY. Born in 1976 in Glendale, California, SABER had already made his name a visual fixture in Los Angeles by the end of his teens. But it was as a 20-year-old that he completed the painting that would catapult him to the status of a global legend. His piece on the sloping bank of the Los Angeles River is nearly the size of a football field, and can be read clear as day from a satellite photo. In a famous photograph taken by his father just after it was completed SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color.

We all want to remain permanent, explains SABER, and in his book, SABER: MAD SOCIETY, he shows the entire scope of his efforts at permanence from oil paintings on canvas to the largest graffiti piece in the world. Alongside a wealth of photos, the monograph comes complete with colorful stories of his graffiti misadventures.

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Juxtapoz TATTOO. Are you a fan of the permanently tatted? If so, and you appreciate the individualistic approach to body art, then you will love looking at the full colored illustrations in this book. With over 200 pages loaded with pictures, you will have plenty to take in. Whether you are looking for some cool, unique ideas for your own skin, or just admire how other people look in them, you will find yourself looking through it several times.

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BANKSY: WALL AND PIECE. "Witty and subversive, his stencils show monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policeman with smiley faces, rats with drills and umbrellas.If you look hard enough you’ll find your own. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals."
We also just got BAnksy's film "Exit through the Gift Shop", the combo of the book and DVD would be a great birthday present for someone or just a gift to yourself.

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THE DISPOSABLE SKATEBOARD BIBLE. "In this follow up to 'Disposable: History of Skateboard art", Sean Cliver has assembled what is undoubtedly the most comprehensive visual overview of skateboards in print. In addition to board galleries showcasing everything from the steel - and clay-wheeled planks to the modern day 7-ply popsicles, The Dispoaable Skateboard Bible ontinues where the first book left off, featuring all new anecdotes from the likes of V. Courtlandt Johnson, Mark Gonzales, CR Stecyk III, Rodney Mullen, Mark "Gator" Rogowski, George Powell...etc."

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FEATURED ARTIST: 513 PREMIUM WEAR

We got a new featured artist on the shelves last week. His tee's and sweaters are super dope, so come take a look...original designs on custom tee's.

"513 Premium Wear is a project which i started during late 2010. the concept grew through a combination of my interests in graffiti, blogging, clothing and supporting South African street culture.
The 513 range consists of three t-shirts, two sweaters, and caps. the designs are all drawn by hand, using graffiti markers which were scanned and edited to create the final designs.
The range will be launching at Shelflife Store, 119 Loop Street, in Cape Town this week (06-09 June 2011) and will be available for the next 6 weeks, so get down to Shelflife and buy yourself one of these exclusive once off prints before there sold out!
Follow this space for more updates during the next 6 weeks..
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Check out Luke's blog Megatheriums and his twitter

FRESH NEW DVDS IN STORE!

A whole lot of DVD's just dropped at the Shelflife store, some new, some re-releases and all affordable. Check out what we got and the trailers for most.

Whole Train

Florian Gaag tells the story of a crew of four “writers” – David, Tino, Elyas and Achim – who observe the hierarchies, the values, the rules and the codes of the graffiti scene. Night after night they make off for the subway stations of the city, intent on leaving opulent images behind. But as another crew appears on the scene, and the four feel challenged, a creative battle ensues, one that will change the lives of these young people for ever. We are confronted with life taken to the limit. Constantly on the edge of legality. Always on the run from the law. Urban space must be reclaimed. Friends are made and lost. Unbridled creativity and doing things for the sheer love of it are watchwords too.


Dirty Handz Search & Destroy

"After having realized two underground opus, which are nowadays forbidden to be broadcasted. Dirty Hands 'Search and Destroy' shows, here, for the first time, the way of liing of those who sketched graffiti on trains."


Exit through the Gift Shop

Baksys famous 'Exit through the Gift Shop' has finally hit the shelves in South Africa at Shelflife. After the 4week long run at the Labia and then the 'Team Robbo South Africa' video, this film has brought quite a bit of controversy onto the streets...it even got nominated for an Academy Award.


10 Minutes Issue 2

"Since the first graffiti started appearing on the New York trains in the early 70's, this phenomenon has spread all over the globe. Now young people worldwide are putting everything at risk to have their names running on the trains and subways."


Bextown Special No.2

Strictly steel from 2001 - 2010


Reasonable People

70K/7D/AF/AKM/AOD/ATB/BGS/BK/BOT/C4/CI/CIA/DSK/DSU/DTR/EI/FAME/FUNK
GLK/GRS/MB/MDT/OFF/RHB/RNB/SDK/SF/TNT/TOY/TPG/VIMOA/VS/VX/WC/WUFC/Y2K

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JORDAN 5 WOLF GREY LAUNCH VIDEO

Thanks to all who came out on Friday 27th May to be a part of the AIR JORDAN 5 "WOLF GREY" LAUNCH event at Shelflife Store! ... For those who couldn't make it, here is a clip of what went down!




Video & editing: Natalie Perel
Beats: Remy Gold

ALEC VS JOHN x NEW ERA



Alec and John are back and taking the rivalry to the next level. Whose side are you on? Vote at http://www.facebook.com/neweracaps

DESIGN COMPETITION: IT CAME FROM THE JUNGLE

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Since it’s humble beginnings in mid-2006, It Came From The Jungle has morphed into a respected institution in the South African Drum & Bass scene. Week in and out the brand night has excelled at pleasing hundreds of hungry bass revelers of all backgrounds. Friday mornings have never been the same since…

This June, It Came From The Jungle celebrates 5 years of existence and we are taking the festivities across our beautiful country to celebrate this milestone. We are inviting you to become a part of this historic occasion and celebrate all that is drum and bass. In addition to hosting ICFTJ in CT, JHB, durban and P.E we are also running a SHELFLIFE t-shirt design competition for all you ICFTJ fans, The top 15 submissions will take part in the ICFTJ 5 years exhibition hosted at Yours Truly and the winning design will be printed as the official tour T-shirt to be sold in all 4 Cities. The winner will also win…

Prizes

* Print on Shelflife Tees
* Dont Party Feature
* 2 Cases of Red Bull
* Guestlist entry to tour event in your city for you plus 4 friends
* Guestlist entry to It Came From The Jungle (Cape Town) for you plus
one friend for a full calendar year

Rules

*All entrants must be fans of It Came From The Jungle & Dont Party on Facebook

Dates – The deadline for submissions to the T-shirt design has been extended to this Monday 13th June at 12h00 noon

* Colours – Black / Green / 3rd colour to be artist choice (T-shirt will be black)
* Dimensions – A4 (Portrait)
* Must contain the Five Jungle Years Tour logo
* 5 Jungle Years Tour logo is a copyright of of It Came From The
Jungle and may only be used for this competition
* All submitted designs are copyright of respective artists
*Send designs to mail@dontparty.co.za

http://www.dontparty.co.za/2011/05/jungle-5-year-birthday-tour-tshirt-design-competition/

PUMA X BIOMEGA FIXIE AVAILABLE IN STORE!

A while back we told you Puma would be bringing a great collection of every day bikes to South Africa. Well, they did and guess what? We got one of their finest in the store now! It is a Stealth Black Puma Biomega Fixie, price on request and delivery anywhere in South Africa.

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By the way, if you didn't know a fixie is a 'fixed-gear bicycle' designed specifically for track & urban riding. It later gained quite a bit of popularity in the USA for bike messengers missioning through the busy cities. Now it has become a entire sub-culture. Check out Cape Towns very own Daniel Ting Chong making it around town on a Puma Fixie:


Read this little exert taken out of "Puma Presents: Fixed Gear 101"
“When you’re on a fixed-gear, it pushes you through intersections. You don’t want to stop. Once you get on it and you get moving, you stop thinking about stopping. You just think about getting around and getting through. If you got a bike with brakes, it’s like a safety net. You can always just grab the brakes and you know you’re gonna automatically stop. But if you get out there with a bike with no brakes, all of a sudden you’ve got to start thinking of alternatives to stopping." - Squid, Co-Captain of Puma Team.

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Pop in to the store to check it out or just take a peep online. If you're interested email: contact@shelflife.co.za





Also check out this dope local fixie blog & site for all related info! http://fixedgearcapetown.co.za/

US & THEM: BANGKOK

Shelflife got in some Us & Them attire the other day straight from Bangkok. The tee's are covered in the most insanely detailed graphics, hot girls and snakes...you can't really get much better than that.

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"US AND THEM, BKK found in 2009 by 3 different major designers and work in different fields (Alongkorn Makpol - Apparel , Graffiti Artist Wanpracha Thitipaisal - Graphic Design, Illustrator Pruch Eakapasawas - American Car & Parts Import, Advertising) met and inspired to collaborate together during the prime time of their college life. Combining each of their own personal favoriate things and the diverse culture they own of Siam and many more, it blends into one style we call Street Oldschool Apparel Brand."

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BRAND NEW KICKS

We are sure everyone down in Cape Town is starting to feel that winter chill. The blankets are coming out, the fires are getting lit and it's getting more and more difficult to get yourself out on those streets. So what better way to motivate yourself by dong some retail therapy and adding a few new pairs of dope kicks to that cupboard of yours.

We got some special sneakers in in the past week or two. These Air Max 90's, in black or white, belong to the Nike collaboration with the Brazilian Football Confederation. Its a mix of mesh and glossy leather...bring that winter shine.

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Nike has been rocking the full white colourway lately, keeping it crisp and clean, and next they give you the new Air Force 1 Foamposite...

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And last but not least, after all the hype the Nike Air Jordan V Wolf Grey are finally in Cape Town. They live to the hype, with a full grey colourway you cannot go wrong with these sneakers.

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Get hold of all these kicks at the store on 119 Loop Street and on the online store here.

NEW ERA PROMO: ALEC BALDWIN X JOHN KRASINSKI

As you know Shelflife stocks some original New Era peaks and tee's. Check out their new promo video, it is some great Wednesday medicine to make you all laugh.


borrowed from the great people at Don't Party