feature: tokyo-based french artist sainasix celebrates afropunk and its festivalgoers with new illustrations

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