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Tagging in the Streets
Friday, February 04, 2011 - 12:32 PM
Amid all the journalist-bloggers on the Cairo streets this week, Ahmed "Danny" Ramadan's posts on the arts news site Hyperallergic stood out to us. Especially the way he noticed how street graffiti had changed since the protests began. When Studio 360 reached Ramadan earlier this week, he told us that the "graffiti started out with simple slogans like: 'We love Egypt' and 'Down with Mubarak.'" But then it got more creative, Ramadan said.
"I saw somebody writing the Arabic word 'baa'zot.' Baa'zot means a lot of things: it means that you should leave with your own respect before we force you to leave -- like telling a guest who doesn't want to leave that you should leave or else we're going to kick you out."
Then there was this bit of 21st century tagging we couldn't resist re-posting from Ramadan's collection of graffitti images:
All images courtesy of Ahmed "Danny" Ramadan via Hyperallergic