Social Media, Arabic Graffiti and Revolutions

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‘Social media’ conjures up thoughts of instant internet communication, global chatter over the web, computers, mobiles, tweets, posts etc. But there is a communication form that predates these modern tools – political street art. Street art can be dated back to ancient Egypt and throughout history it has been employed by those with a political point to make.

Al Jazzera reports: “The Writing on the Wall” with artists JR & RSH

Get a free download of RSH’s book BOMB: A Manifesto of Art Terrorism here.

Images from the incredible book ‘Arabic Graffiti‘ , an extensive and valuable reference that showcases the use of Arabic script in a contemporary, urban context. It brings together artists, graffiti writers, designers, and typographers from the Middle East and around the world who merge Arabic calligraphy with the art of graffiti writing, street art and urban culture. In addition to a rich assortment of photos featuring Arabic graffiti and street art styles, the book includes essays by distinguished authors and scene experts that explore the traditional elements, modern approaches, and the socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped Arabic graffiti movements in the Middle East.

With contributions and essays by: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Rana Jarbou, Tala F. Saleh, Houda Kassatly and William Parry.

Includes the artwork and thoughts of: Hassan Massoudy, Malik Anas Al-Rajab, eL Seed, Hest1, Julien Breton, L’ATLAS, Aerosol Arabic, Native & ZenTwO, Zepha aka Vincent Abadie Hafez, Siska, Typism, Akut and many more.

Get the book here.

Arabic Graffiti
By Pascal Zoghbi & Stone
format: 28,5 x 21cm, 200 full color pages
photographs: 325 photos & illustrations

English edition

ISBN Hardcover: 978-3-937946-26-9
Price Hardcover: 24,95 €