Fafi's creative output has turned the definition of street art on its head. Fafi's sexy, funny and sometimes aggressive girl characters have garnered attention from a wide audience and helped kick-start awhole new graphic language. Exploring a class of female stereotypes through the sexy, aggressive and stylised renderings of her Fafinettes, this demimonde has expanded into a fully realised fantasyworld now peopled with a diversity of characters - female, male and animal. Her characters inhabit a world called the Carmine Vault and this graphic novel follows the story of a four-footed fantasticcreature named Birtak, as he journeys from a rough and tumble life with the naughty Fafinettes aboard a pirate ship to follow his dream to become a ballet dancer, despite the apparent impossibilityof this goal. With each panel drawn by hand, the story unfolds in this artistic and unpredictable tale. The Carmine Vault brings to life Fafi's colourful and irreverent world for the first time in a lavishgraphic-novel format. Combining comic book elements with the prestige and allure of art books, the book employs elegant compositions and innovative printing effects to reproduce vivid, never-beforeseenwork from this celebrated artist.