Fafi is a French street artist, recognized for her unique graffiti style depicting sexy, funny, voluptuous girl characters in a made-up world. Fafi deliberately cultivates an air of mystery – ‘I never say my real name, I’m just Fafi’. 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 Hennessy, Swatch, Samsung and Le SportSac.
Her art consists of a made up world full of Fafinettes who are human like girls, Hmilos who are little depressed beasts, and Birtak who is a four legged creature who was once a pirate, and various other bizarre characters. The world in which they all live in is called Carmine Vault, and this world transferred into a graphic novel. She says that the Carmine Vault derives from her own life.