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Awakenings

The Arab World erupts with the people's desire for freedom.

23 Feb 2011

Subroom: Arab World Fights for Freedom


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Great work!

23 Feb 2011

nice one. reminds me the burning jiraffes of Dalí.

23 Feb 2011

Great!

23 Feb 2011

Thanks a lot, everyone!

23 Feb 2011

Nice symbolism, it's a brilliant way of describing what is happening in the Arab world.

23 Feb 2011

Bravo, Spiros!!!

23 Feb 2011

Holy shit, Spiros, that really is intense. The image is common -- the camel as a symbol of North Africa and the Arab World -- but the rendering and the context raise it from a common stereotypical image to a level that's something other than else.

Too bad I can only vote once. This one's made of awesome.

22 Feb 2011

Waaah, you're good!!!

22 Feb 2011

Food for thought, Dan. I will admit to "illustrating through visual stereotype" this time, something that always bothers me whenever I see foreign cartoons about Greece always depicting ancient statues and the Parthenon. But never crossed my mind that the camels might be interpreted as "the people" instead of "the countries". Even if they do. I am fairly sure it's a valid reading, as a visual metaphor for burdened subjects saying "enough, I will not be tolerated as a burden creature any more'

21 Feb 2011

@Spiros, it's also timely on another tangent, a volcano erupted in the Philippines yesterday! I like the concept but it can easily be misrepresented as generalizing the people from the region as camels - which has a very strong racial sentiment.

21 Feb 2011

@Spiros, it's also timely on another tangent, a volcano erupted in the Philippines yesterday! I like the concept but it can easily be misrepresented as generalizing the people from the region as camels - which has a very strong racial sentiment.

21 Feb 2011

quite brilliant!

21 Feb 2011

Really original!

21 Feb 2011

I've seen erupting pyramids, but not erupting camels yet. Fantastic!

21 Feb 2011

To be honest, the inspiration for this came to me immediately when I saw Matteo Bertell's "to be continued" pitch. Though different concepts, I thought I would give it a few day's headstart just in case before posting this :-)

21 Feb 2011

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