Some Of The Creations We Will Send To Charlie Hebdo, On Behalf Of The eYeka Community

The #JeSuisCharlie-themed eYeka homepage in January

The #JeSuisCharlie-themed eYeka homepage in January

Dear all,  a few weeks ago, in the wake of the tragic events in Paris, we invited you to creatively express your sympathy to the victims of Charlie Hebdo and your resolve to stand for freedom of speech.

We have been overwhelmed by your reaction. 261 of you participated out of 39 countries, and you submitted more than 300 creative works. We reviewed all of them as a team and were deeply moved by the quality and depth of your ideas, and by your resolve to stand up against terror. In the spirit of sharing some of the great work the community came up with, here are some of the ones that moved us most.

The Hidden Power of Free Press, by yokypandowo from Singapore

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - The Hidden Power of Free Press

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka:

The terrorism attack in Charlie Hebdo’s office is an act against free press. Terrorist thought by killing the creators of the magazine will make others scared of communicating their freedom of speech. The world’s support shows that Freedom of Speech is bigger and more powerful than what terrorists think…

Tout Ça Pour Ça… (« All the fuss for this… »), by Mac_Cafferi from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Tout ca pour ca

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

The debate is often is often more important than the topic. All the fuss for this…

#JeSuisCharlie, by FMarcilhacy from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - #JeSuisCharlie

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

A Kalachnikov made of paper, with pens as amunition.

When They Grab A Weapon, We Still Grab A Pen, by ilooli88 from South Korea

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - When They Grab A Weapon We Still Grab A Pen

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka:

There are two hands in this poster. One is holding a weapon and one another is holding a pen. The hand with the weapon symbolizes terrorists against the freedom of speech, creativity, expression. The hand with a pen symbolizes people who protect the right to write like Charlie Hebdo! This hand is drawing something that neutralizes the weapon: a hand drawing a backwards barrel of a gun and a bullet back to the person who shoots. That means that creativity and freedom of expression will never surrender.

Le Coeur Battant (« The Beating Heart »), by Maentiscontact from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Le Coeur Battant

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

This illustration pays tribute to the victims of the attack and refers to the battle that has started to defend freedom of expression. Despite the attacks that struck freedom of expression, it represents a core value that has been fiercely defended by citizen in the past, and will continue to live in the future.

Liberté (« Freedom »), by Doriangreau01 from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Liberte

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

Freedom of expression has been shot at on January 7th 2015… A memorable date, and Charlie Hebdo has battled all the way to the death of some its staff to protect the values of France.

Faites L’Humour, Pas La Guerre (« Make Jokes, Not War »), by Jalal from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Faites L'Humour, Pas La Guerre

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

Humor, always and forever!

Ils Sont Toujours Charlie (« They Are Still Charlie »), by Quentindelachaux from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Ils sont toujours Charlie

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

Tribute to the victims. It’s a reference to the famous photograph « Raising the flag on Iwo jima » by Joe Rosenthal in 1945.

Ceci N’est Pas Un Crayon (« This Is Not A Pen »), by Da_real from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Ceci N'Est Pas Un Crayon

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

The pen is our weapon.

Freedom Of Expression Never Dies, by Imaginechris from France

eYeka JeSuisCharlie - Freedom Of Expression Never Dies

Here is how the creator described his entry on eYeka (translated from his French description):

They wanted to kill freedom of expression inherent to all life, but freedom of speech always survives.

These are just 10 of our favorites, but on behalf of the eYeka community, we will send all of your contributions to Charlie Hebdo, and I am certain your message will encourage them in their battle for freedom of speech. Thank you again for standing up, let’s continue creating a better world together, every day.

About fpetavy

François Pétavy, CEO of eYeka, has been focusing on the convergence between technology, marketing and content for more than 13 years. Before joining eYeka early 2008, he was a Director at eBay, in charge of developing the French marketplace on new areas of business. François’ past positions also include being a Producer at Ubi Soft (a video game publisher), and VP Project Management for AGENCY.COM:Paris (a digital agency). François Pétavy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech, and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
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