Feb 11 Strike Poster
Back in 2012, in the lead up to the anniversary of Mubarak's step down only a year prior, there was word on the street of an impending nation-wide strike. I sought to lend a hand to (or invigorate) this possible strike with a poster, screen-printed with the help of good friend Abo Kamar using cheap-ass house paint thinned out in local beer.
The text on the poster reads (rough translation):
FEBRUARY 11 STRIKE
General abstention from work and the payment of any utility bills beginning from February 11 until:
1- The complete transfer of the country's rule to a civilian body.
2- Resignation of the Attorney General, the General Coroner, the Government, and all members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
3- Trial of all core players of the corrupt regime, including members of the military council, for their incompetent management of the country and their murder of its civilians.
4- Transfer of all civilian prisoners who have been subject to military tribunals to a retrial before a civilian court.
5- The complete halt of the "State of Emergency", and allowing regular criminal law to be used in criminal cases.
In late 2014, I replicated the posters in NYC with help of master screenprinter Kevin Caplicki.
28x43 cm (11x17 inches)
5-color screenprint reprinted in an edition of 31. Signed and stamped on the back.
(NOTE: First image of original poster in Cairo. Subsequent images of reproduced poster from NYC, which is the version on offer.)