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Graffiti for a Social Cause: Zeft, Nazeer, Nemo and Mona Lisa Brigades

Egyptian graffiti artists are doing more than just painting art on street walls, they’re creating social awareness campaigns against corruption, media brainwashing, poverty and sexual harassment, and also using graffiti to beautify slum areas of Cairo to restore a sense … Continue reading

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War on Graffiti – SCAF Vandalists Versus Graffiti Artists

  Days after the first anniversary of January 25, tensions between anti-regime activists and loyalists to the SCAF have now reached the cement walls and streets of Cairo. The graffiti war, a showdown between revolutionary street artists and a fanatical … Continue reading

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The Wave Against Graffiti – We Ba3deen?

Graffiti is not meant to be permanent; but it is meant to produce a reaction, even if that reaction means removing it because it’s offensive, or an eyesore.  However, when you’re a Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo that teaches … Continue reading

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Pop Goes Graffiti – The Faces of Cairo Street Art

Artist Shank signs his name with a figure that somehow reminds me of Gorillaz pop art. Lately, the graffiti I’ve stumbled upon around Cairo seems to be predominantly faces of  pop icons, political figures and cartoon characters, mostly Western references … Continue reading

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Graffiti War – The Street Versus Pepsi

So a little revolution happened. The streets filled up, people yelled, a tyrant was dethroned and the world media fixated on Egypt’s younger generation, saying nice (though patronizing) things about us for once.

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Cairo Street Art After the Revolution: Zamalek

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It’s not that street art never existed in Cairo before January 25th; it’s just that it never breathed this vibrantly before. There’s something raw, quick, witty and unpredictable about street art that gives an identity to the city; be it … Continue reading

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