Conflict & Justice

The Arab Spring Brings Wave of Graffiti Art


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



The Arab Spring has engendered a new wave of artistic expression in Tunisia.

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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.