Jean Jullien, the French illustrator behind the “Peace for Paris” symbol, was on holiday when he learned about the tragedies in Paris. He quickly took his brush and ink and drew the sign on the first piece of paper he could find. He said the reaction was instantaneous. The world has taken to the Eiffel tower depicting the peace sign in a powerful way on social media.
Jullien, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and is based in London, also created a viral illustration in reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January. We asked him a few questions: