eL Seed is a French-Tunisian street artist whose works incorporate traditional Arabic calligraphy, a style he calls ‘calligraffiti.’ Incorporating elements of both the graffiti and Arabic calligraphic traditions, eL Seed is known for his unique style of calligraphy, which uses intricate composition to call not only on the words and their meaning, but also on their movement, to lure the viewer into a different state of mind.
Tunisian-French artist known as eL Seed created an intricate mural
stretching across more than 50 buildings in a part of Cairo inhabited by
garbage collectors. The mural quotes a third-century Coptic bishop: “If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes.” http://nyti.ms/1LXGDTw Photo: David Degner for The New York Times
French-Tunisian artist eL Seed said he wanted to created a piece of art that would bring life back to a maligned community. The finished message reads, “If one wants to see the light of the sun, he must wipe his eyes.”