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via From Here To Fame

This book is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded collaboration of 100 Photographers, 50 Artists and 20 Authors.

“Walls of Freedom” is a powerful portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011.The story is told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Created in close collaboration with artists on the frontlines of the battle, the book documents how they converted the streets into a dynamic newspaper of the people, providing a much needed alternative to the propaganda-fueled media.

This comprehensive survey of iconic street art of the Egyptian revolution includes a chronicle of the day-to-day volatile political situation as it rapidly unfolded. “Walls of Freedom” traces the revolutionary journey, from the early pinnacle of extraordinary hope and inspiration, to its decline into today’s violent Orwellian nightmare. Haunting images of key events captured by acclaimed photographers and activists set the stage for this political drama. Enriched with essays by artists and experts across many fields, “Walls of Freedom” contextualizes the graffiti in the historical, socio-political, and cultural backgrounds that have shaped this art of the revolution.

Authors: Don Karl & Basma Hamdy

28,5 x 21cm | 268 full colour pages
ca. 750 photos & illustrations

English edition

ISBN Hardcover 978-3-937946-47-4
Price Hardcover: 34,95 €

Release Date: 15th March 2014

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“This book, is an act within our revolution – our continuing revolution.” - Ahdaf Soueif, Booker prize finalist, Egyptian Novelist, political & Cultural commentator

How many books have been published about Egypt’s revolutionary Streetart? This is the only one I wanna read!” - Ganzeer, Artist

Walls of Freedom reflects the true spirit of what is unravelling in our nation.” - Magdy El-Shafee Author of Metro, the first Arabic Graphic Novel

Walls of Freedom is the real voice of the Egyptian revolution graffiti scene.” - Bahia Shehab-Ted Fellow, Islamic Art Historian and Artist

Walls of freedom is a reminder of people’s ability to take their destiny into their own hands!” - Sondos Shabayek, founder of Tahrir Monologues, political activist

Walls of Freedom’ in my opinion is going to be the most honest and professional documentation of the Egyptian graffiti movement in our time.” - Aya Tarek, Egyptian graffiti artist

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eL Seed’s Lost Walls: A Calligraffiti Journey through Tunisia

Lost or forgotten were the walls that now proudly carry the messages of calligraffiti artist eL Seed. “Lost Walls”, his first book, beautifully and poetically documents these walls, handpicked during his road trip around Tunisia in summer 2013.

Lost Walls” is a calligraffiti journey of discovery for eL Seed, who chronicles the painting of 24 walls in four weeks. Inspired by the reaction to his largest project to date, the minaret of the Jara mosque in his ancestral home of Gabes, eL Seed decided to set out on this month-long personal journey across his motherland, painting “lost” walls along the way. This book provides unique and rare insight into the world of calligraffiti and the Tunisian people.

Release Date: 5th April 2014

Author: eL Seed

26 x 21cm | 160 full colour pages
250 photos & illustrations

ISBN softcover:978-3-937946-48-1
Price softcover: 24,95 €