Jean Jullien's 'Peace for Paris' Symbol Goes Viral, Inspires New Twitter Memes [PHOTOS]

By Brandy on Nov 15, 2015 03:09 PM EST

After the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French artist Jean Jullien posted a picture that would soon become a symbol of hope on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The picture's caption, "Peace for Paris," has since become a mantra of hope and solidarity for people worldwide.  It isn't often that peace goes viral but this time, peace has gone viral and is inspiring others to create their own Paris peace memes and graphics.

The phrase and the picture both went viral after the initial posting and is "a statement that became intrinsically tied with the image after it was retweeted more than 42,000 times and shared on Facebook more than 22,000 times. Celebrities including Harry Styles and Jamie Oliver have shared the picture online."

According to E! Online, "Instagram's official Instagram account also posted the image and credited Jullien. More than 1.3 million people have liked it."

Now people are making their own versions of the "Peace for Paris" Symbol. Shown below are three peace filled memes born of Friday's tragedy and Jullien's beautiful drawing. You can use the comments below to tell us which of these symbols is your favorite and why.

A more realistic rendition of the "Peace for Paris" image posted by @GeoMacBCN. The red, white and blue adds a bit of nationalistic flare to the picture and really helps to set off the simple peace symbol.

The elegantly beautiful leaves and flowers surrounding the "Peace for Paris" symbol in this meme add a note of serene calm to the message Jullien attempts to convey.

Stephen Shaw of News 8 created this graphic from an actual picture of the Eiffel Tower with a backdrop of the tricolor French flag. He then put a crude circle around the iconic landmark that mimics the circle from the original symbol created by Jullien.

Has Jullien's Paris peace symbol inspired you to create your own peace for Paris symbol?  We'd love to see them in the comments below.

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