If you have been following the images that have been flooding the internet from the streets of Turkey in the past days, you may have noticed that the movement of #occupygezi (also #direngezi, #resistanbul or #occupyturkey) has been quick to establish a very distinct visual identity, perhaps even more so since the Turkish media is far from providing a decent coverage of events. Most of the circulating photographs document the size of the movement as well as the police violence it encounters. Yet, they also show the aesthetics of the revolt, including the many impromptu messages written on the walls and floors of the city. The fact that street vendors sell spray paint along with gas and Guy Fawkes masks to protesters indicates just how integral graffiti has become to the symbolic protest economy.
as the protesters fight continues, here is a little tribute to the graffiti and street art of #occupygezi and beyond.