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Egypt Will Rise

Update 5 Feb 2011:

I am happy to see the people of Egypt still standing strong :)

Many have asked for a copy of the Adobe Illustrator file, and because I cannot email everyone individually I have included the link below.


This link will only be active for the next 20 days as my server is going to get shut down, so get it while you can. If the date has passed and you still want it, just email me.


Obviously I cannot monitor everyones use of the work but please use it to promote the struggle of the Egyptian people and not to profiteer.


Additionally I no longer include my name on my illustrations because I believe they are collaborative works. In this case it was with the photographers as well as the people of Egypt. Additionally my aesthetics are not born in a vacuum but are directly influenced by other artists that have come before me, therefore I feel that for me to list my name as the sole originator, does not honestly recognize all those who have directly or indirectly helped to create this piece. My work is inspired by the movement, for the movement, and in my view, was created by the movement.


Original Message:

First off, this image is free to use and distribute, as with all of my work, however, I want to make sure everyone knows that I used two photos for reference without obtaining proper permission.


The main image is from Reuters photojournalist Amr Abdallah Dalsh and the second one is from Reuters photojournalist Goran Tomasevic.


If any thanks are due, I would appreciate a message to both of them for their hard work and dedication. They have been laying their lives on the line to help document these historical moments, and it is with that same enthusiasm for memorializing those vital turning points towards total liberation that I have used their photographs, to create this illustration.


Here are links to their photos


I hope Reuters and Mr. Dalsh and Mr. Tomasevic will understand and allow for the free distribution of this graphic. I am not seeking any profits from this image, as all of my artwork (as seen on my flickr) is all licensed under Creative Commons, share and share alike.




P.S. If anyone has any changes they would like to be done, please email me (as I am open for feedback). Additionally, if anyone is going to print these to freely distribute or to collect cost plus labor, I would be happy to email the AI file.


Mubarak must go!


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Taken on February 3, 2011