Since the Revolution, there’s been a huge proliferation of politically-charged graffiti all across Egypt. Like their ancient ancestors, artists and citizens alike have taken to the walls to tell their stories and broadcast their struggles to the people.

Last week, ANIMAL was in the middle of the protests in Cairo and captured these various forms of expression, some of which was sparked by the January 25th uprising in 2011 and the other types that were inspired by current events on the ground spanning the political and social spectrum. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)

“Glory of the Martyrs” with the Eagle that brandishes the Egyptian Flag


“76 Martyrs”, One year after the revolution, riots following a soccer match between Egyptian clubs Al-Ahly and Al-Masry, left over 70 fans dead.

“Oh stupid system, hear my plea. Freedom… Freedom”

Hulk: “I’m the brotherood” Boy: “Bitch, I’m the revolution” Many Egyptians feel as though the Muslim Brotherhood hijacked the revolution before taking power.

“The best of the girls”

“Down with the Muslim Brotherhood Government”


“I am Egyptian… I am against Morsi”

“Live free. Social Equality”

“I am the proof”

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)