Walls of Freedom is a two years research & documentation project about the street art of the Egyptian revolution.
Basma Hamdy (Designer, Educator) and Don Karl aka Stone (Cultural Activist, Graffiti Writer, Publisher) are the creators of ‘Walls of Freedom’. Each one brings a unique expertise to the book. While Don is an expert on graffiti, has long time experience in publishing and produces urban art projects in the Middle East, Basma is an academic with extensive knowledge on Arab art & design including political contemporary art & Arabic type design.
Walls of Freedom is a powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. It takes a closer look at the most influential artists who have made their iconic marks on the streets. This survey of Egyptian street art is also enriched by images of the revolution taken by acclaimed photographers and activists. Spanning major Egyptian cities like Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor it is a day-to-day reflection of the volatile and fast-shifting political situation. With contributions by experts in many fields, ‘Walls of Freedom’ not only places the graffiti of the revolution in a broader context, it also examines the historical, socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped the movement.
29LT Massira is being used for for the typographic identity of the project.