Posts Tagged ‘stencils’

There’s a small amount of interesting graffiti in Tunis; street art I wasn’t expecting after failing to see Tunisia get a mention in the excellent Arabic Graffiti book which landed under our Christmas tree last year.

Granted, I haven’t come across too much artistic graf (although there are plenty of slogans, politics around the place), but the city just this last weekend got a boost with a Franco-Tunisian project lightening up some walls downtown, as covered by Kapitalis.

Here’s a shot from that project taken on my gopro, as I start to regret leaving the SLR at home due to an abundance of photographic gear…Image

Nothing to really write home about; which is why the below stencils by the tram lines back to the Bardo area (line number 4) stand out to me. I like the use of the double wall with the Arabic script scrawled inside the hole that the ants are coming out of – alas it is too stylized for my beginner eyes to decrypt. All these years of reading tags, and back to square one!

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Finally, the Kill Your Television stencil is by no means original – but I like the fact that Tupac has endorsed it by writing ‘thug life’ next to it. There was always a message.Image

 

A piece I produced for SBS News this week – perhaps the last news story for a while, at least until I return from Tunisia and beg for shifts. 

For the record, E.L.K made the finalists.