Aid Japan, Artists Do Their Part

Our knowledge of human’s fragile existence is reinforced by the twin natural disasters of earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our man made folly is compounded by the explosions at the nuclear power plant there – causing us to question the hundreds of nuclear plants around the world. It is times like this that our words have to match our actions, and if we say we want to alleviate suffering now is a good time to make certain that our collective efforts reach those that are desperate for help.

Our brothers and sisters in Japan are going to need help so, if you can, please pledge to the Red Cross:

https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=0&5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052

Artists and designers have immediately jumped to task with these starkly stunning pieces below to get the word out about how to help. You can always count on creatives to use their tools and talents to lend a helping hand and respond in the best way that they know how.

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Poster on Flickr by Twistedfork

From Artist Twistedfork: Love & Aid

“I thought I had to do my part. 🙂 A poster-ish illustration I made to inform people on how to donate.”

Donate to Red Cross in Facebook:
www.causes.com/campaigns/154523

You can also donate through Paypal:
www.paypal-donations.com/campaign_12.html

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Stay Strong Japan! by Kent Ng

FatCap the web-based resource on grafitti and street art culture reached out to Japanese artist Suiko and asked some questions about the current situation in Japan as well as suggestions on how our community can help and send aid.

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Suiko Image Courtesy of FatCap © Suiko

What has it been like for the past 4 days as the damage unveils itself?

My town has no damage because it’s far away from the epicenter. However, my friends who live in the stricken area are still in shelter. I hear that they’re living without electricity…

How have people in Tokyo been living their lives?

Also in Tokyo, the aftershock still continues and people can’t settle down their minds. I was going to go to work in Tokyo the day after tomorrow, but all schedules are postponed

Click on this link to go to FatCap site to continue reading this interview and to see more images…

London based Pure Evil Gallery released the print below “Hokusai Tsunami” available for purchase with the proceeds going to the relief efforts in Japan.

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Click on the link below to purchase the print or just to donate

http://www.pureevilclothing.com/tsunamiprint.html

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Ryan Hageman on Flickr

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Miguel Michan

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