feature: tokyo-based french artist sainasix celebrates afropunk and its festivalgoers with new illustrations
By Eye Candy
September 14, 2015
Check out this captivating tribute to AFROPUNK and its festival goers, from Tokyo-based French illustrator Sainasix. The illustrations were especially created for an article on Paris-based activist Rokhaya Diallo’s blog, entitled ‘AFROPUNK, un nouveau Woodstock?’ (available in English here). The Paris-born artist (known for blending african influences with manga culture) tells us: “I discovered the Afropunk mouvement randomly when I was searching for infos and photos about natural hair on social networks. I was just amazed by the creativity and the awesomeness of the participants of this festival. When Rokhaya asked me to do some illustrations for the article, I really had a hard time choosing among all the looks I could find, I wished she asked me to illustrate a whole book! These theme inspired me so much so these are definitely not the last illustrations I will do on the subject, and hopefully I will attend next year Afropunk festival.” Explore below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
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