Jean Jullien's 'Peace for Paris' Symbol Goes Viral, Inspires New Twitter Memes [PHOTOS]
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."
Peace for Paris pic.twitter.com/ryf6XB2d80
— jean jullien (@jean_jullien) November 13, 2015
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.
My meme based on, "Peace for Paris" Illustration by @jean_jullien #jesuisparis #PeaceForParis pic.twitter.com/7X2oMh59Nr — George Cowdery (@geoMacBCN) November 14, 2015
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.
Healing For Paris. Peace On Earth. pic.twitter.com/Xx8yt4TKch — Vedic Sage (@VedicSage) November 14, 2015
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.
Graphic I made for tonight's @News_8 's broadcasts. #PeaceForParis pic.twitter.com/7nQSccvvam — Stephen Shaw (@StephenShaw91) November 14, 2015
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.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.