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Calligraphy meets graffiti in major public art commission for Qatar

(Excerpt from 'QMA and Ashghal Commission Graffiti Artist to Embellish Salwa Road' posted on eL Seed in Doha website. Found here http://www.elseedindoha.com/post/39467666267/press-release-en)

eL Seed is in Doha for an amazing new Calligraffiti project in Salwa Road involving 52 Calligraffiti panels.

Qatar Museums Authority’s Public Art Department and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) have commissioned French-Tunisian graffiti artist, eL Seed, to embellish four underground tunnels on Salwa Road. Following a series of successful workshops with students at the Museum of Islamic Art in 2010, eL Seed is back in Doha to start a four-month “calligraffiti” murals project as part of the big Salwa Road project, which is a significant upgrade to the existing road that will deliver four lanes in each direction with continuous service roads. Each of the four tunnels will be painted with specific and unique themes inspired by anecdotes from Qatari culture and markers of Qatari life.

Commenting on the significance of this project, eL Seed said: “Arabic graffiti is getting its time in the spotlight nowadays and I believe that this kind of street art deserves coverage and attention. I’m honored to be working with Qatar Museums Authority and Ashghal and delighted that my work will be at the heart of such a vital infrastructure facility in Doha. This project is going to be one of the most innovative projects I’ve worked on.”

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(Image: Courtesy eL Seed in Doha)

 

QMA and Ashghal Commission Graffiti Artist to Embellish Salwa Road


Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/14/13 | tags: graffiti/street-art






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