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Yazan Halwani’s Calligraffiti

I recently came across a fantastic mural by Fantastic mural, “Our grandfathers invented the zero, and their grandchildren became zeroes” (top image) by Yazan Halwani

Halwani says, he wants to instigate “cross-cultural conversations” and to inspire a “positive view of the Arab world.” He’s been challenging the status quo with prominent murals around Lebanon’s capital city which has earned him the nickname Beirut’s Banksy. 

Halwani has been credited with spawning the ‘calligraffiti’ movement after discovering one of his uncle’s calligraphy books.