Peace for Paris and the role of the imagemaker in times of tragedy

Following the terror attacks in the French capital, Jean Jullien’s Peace for Paris illustration was shared by thousands. While creative responses to tragic circumstances will always face criticism, the immediacy of a simple, sharable visual message can become a significant message of hope for many

As Jean Jullien heard the news of the terror attacks unfolding in Paris on Friday night, he pulled out a sketchbook and created a simple brush and ink image of the peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower as its central spoke. 

Peace for Paris by Jean Jullien. The French illustrator tweeted the image at 11.08pm on November 13. It has been retweeted 59k times

It took only one minute but it was to become a symbol of hope, defiance and humanity.

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