Illustrators, cartoonists and street artists across the globe pay tribute to those killed in Paris.

Illustrators, cartoonists and street artists across the globe pay tribute to those killed in Paris.

As news of the shocking ISIS attacks on Paris spread around the world, one image quickly came to represent people’s feelings of grief and loss, but most importantly, hope.

Within hours of the attack, French illustrator Jean Jullien’s simple image of the Peace symbol fused with the Eiffel Tower had already been shared across the globe, remixed and reinterpreted by other artists.

“It was the most spontaneous thing. I heard the news on the radio, and I had this heartfelt reaction. I wanted to draw something that could symbolize peace and solidarity, and I wanted something with the context of Paris,” Jullien told CNN.

Jean JulienAs people have struggled to come to terms with the violence meted out by ISIS on the streets of Paris, which left 129 people dead and 352 injured, illustrators, cartoonists and street artists have managed to capture the complex and powerful emotions unleashed.

The role of art can often be overstated, but in the wake of the Paris attacks, the outpouring of creativity witnessed has brought hope and unity in a way politicians’ speeches could never do.

Here are some of the best images we’ve found.

Charlie Hebdo – “They have weapons. We don’t mind, we have champagne.”


#SprayForParis – artist unknown


Naypal on Instagram


James Jarvis, London-based illustrator


 Norman Chuck a.k.a. “Vogue”, street artist from Oakland, California

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Romeoduchene on Instagram


Illustrator and photographer Kerstin Hiestermann from Hanover, Germany


@seth_globepainter on Instagram – “Tossed but not sunk”


What’s up Lebanon on Instagram


Paris Métro Line 13 – Photo by @itskarlotte on Instagram, artist unknown


French illustrator Agathe Toman

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Artist unknownshalize_xo

Cartoonist Marc Beaudet, Montreal


Pianist Davide Martello transports his piano by bike to play John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ outside the Bataclan theatre, the scene of Friday’s attack


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