The Arab Spring Brings Wave of Graffiti Art

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"A New Revolution" Kairouan, Tunisia (Photo provided by eL Seed)


The Arab Spring has engendered a new wave of artistic expression in Tunisia. eL Seed is a French-Tunisian graffiti artist who has been commissioned to paint on walls, from streets to mosques, all over the world. He lives in Montreal. He actually calls his art "caligraffiti" because he uses Arabic calligraphy in what he paints on walls and buildings. eL Seed says the Arab Spring has unleashed a flood of graffiti in Tunisia.