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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Egypt will rise; Mubarak must go! (poster)


Below is a message from the designer of this poster, Nick Bygon. I met Nick in Riverside at a protest against neo-Nazis and he took a great picture of my daughter Marya and me holding signs at the protest.  Nick is a talented photographer and and a committed activist.

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Egypt Will Rise

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.


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. 

-Nick

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!

4 comments:

pinkcollar said...

Beautiful job.

Christopher Hinn said...

This is a very good poster. Very well done! It captured the essence of the message it wants to convey.. Freedom and Change!

suf said...

i absolutely love this poster! and i'd love to blow it up and frame it on my wall. would you happen to have Nick's email address so I can request the AI file from him? Do let me know, and I'll give you my email address. TQ!

Hussam Ayloush said...

yes, i do. send me your mail.

hussam@ayloush.com