Iran: Mad Graffiti Week for Political Prisoners
From April 1-7, 2012 the Facebook group Mad Graffiti Week Iran called on everyone, to stencil in honor of hundreds of Iranian political prisoners.
People left their marks on shirts, fences, their homes and clothing.
The effort was inspired and supported by the Egyptian “Mad Graffiti Week” which drew thousands of followers in protest against the current military regime.
Linking the virtual world to the real
Here is a step by step guide on YouTube explaining how to make a stencil and use it in real world.
There are several photos from around the world shared in the Mad Graffiti Week Facebook photo album showing how people around the world supported the initiative.
Graffiti on behalf of Iranian prisoners has appeared in The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Egypt, many United States cities and beyond, bringing the faces of political prisoners we have grown accustomed to seeing online into a real world environment.
Written by Fred Petrossian