On January 25th, 2011, the people of Egypt took to the streets to protest against a government that they felt was false. They demanded that their "president", elected in fraudulent elections for 30 years, leave office immediately so that they could have truly free elections and a government that they felt really reflected their concepts and values.
While many of us can't fight in the streets with them, I wanted to do something to show my solidarity with them and give myself and everyone else a chance to show their support as well.
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE USE THIS IMAGE!! Use it for protests, for flyers, your Facebook profile, etc... Just please make sure you credit me.
Non-commercial use is allowed, Attribution for use Required for anything! In other words, do whatever you want, just don't try to make a dollar off this.
The fist in this photo is actually my own. I considered using a stock image, but wanted to use my own fist instead since... well, it actually was easier. As always , my love of propaganda art was with me and this actually went through about 10+ rough sketches on paper before I settled on one idea. In the creation process, this went through a ton of revisions and part of the sketch was abandoned to make the poster my coherent.
Unlike my other propaganda-style posters, I decided not to use a border this time. These protests are boundless, rising towards a new day, and made of raw strength against all odds. I wanted to make sure my poster showed that.
Also, you can buy some merch as well. I'm going to donate half the profits to any charity I can that will be able to help people in Egypt. I'm open to suggestions!
You can get flyer's here to edit and hand out: Free Egypt! Flyer
Also, the shirt can be bought here: Free Egypt! T-shirt
I am incredibly glad to see this piece has touched so many people! Thanks for all the kind words and praise!
Also, I got a sweet feature on DeviantArt on their "Faux Propaganda" entry. Ironically enough? This was made during the protests and used BY the protestors in some places: [link]