Graffiti artists transform Egypt's barricade
Last week a group of graffiti artists led by Ammar Abo Bakr painted this amazing trompe l'oeil on the streets of Cairo.
Drawn on the wall put up in Sheikh Rihan Street in downtown Cairo, Egyptian artists created the work in a No Walls protest on Friday 9th March 2012. They painted most of the walls around the city which block access to Tahrir Square, following violent clashes in Tahir last November.
The blocks have been put up by SCAF, the military ruling Junta of Egypt to stop anyone gaining access to Tahrir Square and it's side streets.
This amazing mural has been painted using the technique of trompe l'oeil, which tricks the eye into seeing 3D images and makes it seem like there are no barricades at all.
It's real testament to street art talent, and showcases the fact that these skills can be used for inspiring causes.
I'd love to see more trompe l'oeil on the streets. Anyone fancy painting some in London?
[Image via Jonathan Rashad]