In the busy prenoon hours of 7th January 2015, a horrible event occurred. Two men thought they could silence freedom of speech by gunning down twelve journalists in the simple offices of a satirical newspaper – but the opposite happened. The Charlie Hebdo shooting became a global movement within twenty-four hours; the satirical newspaper’s website went black, and then showed three words that became the worldwide symbol of Freedom of Press overnight – Je Suis Charlie.
I am Charlie. You are Charlie. We are Charlie too. Nobody deserves to be treated in such a way merely because they said things some people didn’t want to listen. We requested people to express the message through art, not just to spread awareness, but to make everyone realise that bold voices shouldn’t go silent by oppression – they should get louder instead.
Send us your artwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on facebook. Be a part of this movement!
“No freedom without freedom of press”, meaningful words illustrated by super talented Veer Misra
“I am free Charlie For a free, tolerant and creative world.” – Varna Balakrishnan
Udit Nangia’s powerful illustration on the cruel realities of the current situation.
“I have chosen my weapons.” – Arushi Mathur
A moving minimalist, self explanatory artwork by Aakash Suri.
#WeaponsOfChoices Karan Anand’s tribute.
Nandita a super creative soul plays with words for her submission.
Tanya Singh’s doodle for #Jesuischarlie is minimalist yet so so powerful!
This mixed media collage, made from today’s newspaper by Ruchi Gupta emphasizes her sentiments towards the attack on mankind’s freedom of expression.
Minati is a cartoonist and makes lovely comic strips. She depicts what she is going through after the terrorist attack on #charliehebdo