In the wake of March 11th, 2011, when Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in at least 100 years at 8.9 magnitude, Illustration Senior Darcy Smyth and a host of other illustrators created prints to support relief efforts. 75% of profits from these prints go to support Doctors Without Borders earthquake and disaster relief efforts for Japan. All prints are limited to editions of 100 and are $15. There are over 25 different artists to choose from. Also, if you “like” Poster Cause Project on Facebook you will also receive 20% off your entire purchase. Darcy’s print is above and you can see the rest here.
Associate Professor Nora Krug is working on a benefit work featuring student work. We will pass along word when we have more details. In the meantime, if you can, consider donating to the cause. The Tsuru Project lists several ways to help efforts. You can also donate directly to the Red Cross.
Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Veronica Lawlor passed along the following information about Studio 1482‘s fundraising efforts to help the people of Haiti. Here’s the scoop:
In response to the recent terrible earthquake in Haiti, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a piece of art to raise money on behalf of the victims. It is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.
For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators.
See all the beautiful illustrations available and get more information about Studio 1482 here.
Associate Professor Nora Krug is working with the Poster Cause Project and has created an open-edition poster which is being sold to support in the relief efforts. ALL 100% OF PROFITS from this print will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. You can get Nora’s poster here.
Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Trey Hoyumpa is pitching in with her own humanitarian effort–hand-pulled silkscreen cards with the proceeds benefitting Haiti. You can grab your own at Trey’s Etsy shop, located here.
[top image by Veronica Lawlor; middle image by Nora Krug; bottom image by Trey Hoyumpa]