Homage to Cairo’s ‘garbage people’

09/04/2016 (Gulf News – UAE): French Tunisian street artist eL Seed is well known for his “calligraffiti” style of blending traditional Arabic calligraphy with contemporary graffiti. His larger than life murals can be seen in cities around the world, and he has created designs for international brands such as Louis Vuitton.The artist believes in using his art to make a meaningful contribution to society, and has done projects such as “Lost Walls”, where he painted on walls across Tunisia to highlight the country’s heritage. He has recently completed his largest ever social project, “Perception”, in suburban Cairo.The project, which was funded entirely by the artist, revolves around the Coptic community of Zaraeeb that collects and sorts by hand the daily garbage generated in Cairo..





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