On the 26th of September, municipal police from Iguala and Cocula attacked a group of students from la Escuela Normal Rural Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa…The result: six deaths, 25 injured, and 43 missing students.
Recently, more than 100 Mexican illustrators and designers — myself included — came together via the hashtag #ilustradoresconayotzinapa to express our feelings of fury and deep sadness over this incident — an outburst of protest artwork at once urgent and heartbreaking. The initiative invited all Mexican visual artists to illustrate one missing student, using the technique of their choosing, and post it on social media with the hashtag and caption “Yo (insert illustrator name), quiero saber dónde está (insert missing student’s name).”
What do you think of these illustrations?
Do you think this is a good way to get the word out about the missing students?