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Syria: The Revolution through the Designs of Wissam Al Jazairy

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

The Syrian revolution has inspired many artists, writers, painters, directors and photographers. It has awakened the genie that was sleeping in many innovative Syrians, who are showcasing their work online.

The result is an amazing bouquet of photographs, paintings, songs and poems that depict not only the struggles and suffering of the Syrian people but also their high hopes and aspirations for a free and democratic country.

Wissam Al Jazayri is a young Syrian graphic designer, who uses his blog and Facebook page to contribute in his own pacific way to the revolution.

He tells Global Voices:

I decided to work for the revolution, following the storming of Al Omari Mosque in Daraa in April 2011. I tried to resort to Metaphysics to express my ideas, in order to reach the unconscious mind rather than the traditional and ordinary political design.

Wissam's activism has not been an easy mission for him. He has received various threats and he is wanted by the Syrian regime. He is currently staying in an anonymous place, while his parents have fled Syria to ensure their safety.

Below are some of his designs, all posted with his permission and can be found on his Facebook Page or on his website.

Revolution is a women, so do liberate yourself

 

Bread and Human being in the land of death

 

 

In the memory of Ghayath Matar

 

Dancers in the Dooms of a dictator

 

Freedom for all Syrian Artists

 

The Labour of Freedom

 

The revolution is a conflict between the past and the future

 

Requiem for a Dream

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Life Does Not Stop

 

The Last Wish

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12.

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