berkeley graffiti

Guy Fawkes Hope Mask

Unknown.

West by Midwest Photography

Woolsey near Adeline in Berkeley in SF Bay Area.

The mask is familiar does everyone know who Guy Fawkes was?
He was a member of the Gunpowder Plot who on Nov 5, 1605 was arrested while guarding explosives to blow up the House of Lords in England by English catholics for greater religious freedom. This day is still observed in Great Britain.
This contemporary mask was designed by illustrator David Lloyd around 1982 for V for Vendetta. It has gone beyond its original purpose being used for anonymity by protestors