Inspired by the brave and creative souls protesting for freedom and democracy in Tahrir Square, and infuriated by the insolence of the ruthless dictator, Hosni Mubarak, I decided I needed to do something to help the people of Egypt. My wife’s family is from Egypt, so these events directly affecting her relatives. When I heard one of the protesters on television call Mr. Mubarak a dog, something clicked. I thought of the classic book, “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman, made famous for being part of the wildly successful Dr. Seuss-series of children’s books. So, I felt a parody was in order. I found the a copy of the book and tried to be true to the style of the fonts and design, while adding my own touches — Mubarak’s head replacing the dog’s head, Giza’s pyramids in the background, and finally added the colors of the Egyptian flag. God willing, the revolution will be theirs.
Tarik Trad is a Los Angeles-based photographer, graphic designer, poet, humorist, community activist, father and husband. See his work at www.tariktrad.com.