Artist Tributes in Response to the 'Charlie Hebdo' Tragedy

Posted: Jan 10 2015


Hours after new of the tragedy hit worldwide, artist KAWS posted this on his instagram. Drawn in black and white, his trademark character is seen holding a “Je Suis Charlie” placard in solidarity with the fallen.

2. Lucille Clerc

Originally posted on an unofficial Banksy Instagram, the above image was shared by over 100,000 people. The illustration was later confirmed as being by London-based artist Lucille Clerc who tweeted it alongside the message, “Break one, thousand shall rise.”

3. Jean André

Ed Banger’s art director Jean André posted his personal tribute on his Instagram account. As a play on words on the trending “#JeSuisCharlie” hashtag, the slogan translates roughly as, “I sob for Charlie,” which says more than enough.


4. Martin Vidberg

(The tweet says "How can I draw today? How can I not draw today?" and the text of the cartoon reads "Today I am an editorial cartoonist. Today I am a journalist. Today I draw for Charlie Hebdo.")

Head over to Vox for more powerful and moving political cartoons responding to the Charlie Hebdo attack.


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