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Revolution Graffiti

Street Art of the New Egypt

Mia Gröndahl

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Charts the graffiti and street art that proliferated on the streets of Egypt following the country's revolution in 2011


The Egyptian Revolution that began on 25 January 2011 immediately gave rise to a wave of popular political and social expression in the form of graffiti and street art, phenomena that were almost unknown in the country under the old regime.

Mia Gröndahl, a noted photographer, followed and documented the constantly and rapidly changing graffiti art of the new Egypt from its beginnings. Here, more than 430 full-colour images celebrate the imagination, skill, humour and political will of the young artists and activists who claimed the walls of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their canvas. The book is punctuated by interviews with some of the individual artists whose work broke fresh ground.

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'A powerful book that proves protests can be made peacefully and in strong forms of art'
Weekly Zaman UK

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 21.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Publication date: 2 April 2013

ISBN: 9780500290941

About the Author

Mia Gröndahl is a photographer. Among her other books are Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics and Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution.

Tristan Manco is a graphic designer based in Hove, England, and pioneering author of books on the graffiti and the international street art scenes. He has published multiple books with Thames and Hudson, including Street Logos, Graffiti Brasil, Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Big Art / Small Art and Make Your Mark.

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Tristan Manco