Vernacular Egypt

Street Graphics Egypt by Barry Dawson
“The street graphics of modern Egypt reflect three distinct cultures and visual styles: ancient Egyptian imagery, a developing Western international style, and the traditional Arabic calligraphy of Egypt’s Islamic majority. Representations and interpretations of the ancient Pharaonic culture saturate modern Egypt’s tourism industry, from hotel signs and theme parks to the souvenirs sold by street hawkers. Barry Dawson’s photographic record is a colorful source of diverse street images that provide a creative springboard for graphic artists, a visual impression for visitors, and an offbeat pictorial introduction to ancient and modern Egypt.”

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