Some really great ways the art & design community are pitching in to help Japan in this great time of need:
One of my favorite illustrators, Aaron Meshon, selling this awesome print here for $50. All proceeds go to disaster relief.
Japanese textile designer and screen printer, PataPri donating $5 for every towel of hers bought.
Joshua Smith from Hydro74 has designed this shirt. All proceeds go to The Salvation Army's efforts in Japan.
And I will be donating my 2 illustrated Aerial Traffic Pillow covers to Art for Japan established by illustrator Meg Hunt and her sister. Read more about Art for Japan here. And I will post on my blog when the pillow cases are up online for anyone interested in purchasing.
On a personal side note, a few friends & family have asked me how Tom's family was doing. All of his family that are living in Japan are okay. Thank you very much for your loving interest to make sure all okay.
Today, Amy + I ventured up to East 116th in Harlem to check out the new and only Target (for now, at least) in Manhattan.
Instead of writing about the craziness that happened inside the store, I shall write about what pleased me to bits.
All of their marketing for the store is ILLUSTRATION! And I am just dying to know what illustrator got this awesome job. They, she, or him did such a swell job on it all!
Does anyone know? I thought that I might have heard about who did it on the illustration blogs I read, but nothings been said. :(
Everything from their printed ads, t-shirts of guys handing out the metro on the morning commute, to poles in the front part of the store, to a fully encapsulated 6 train (check out this article, Target paid $250,000 to cover no.6 trains for 6 weeks!!), all of it is drawn.
Good for Target to use illustration!
I don't think I'll ever get over seeing new pieces by Andrew Hem. I have been following him since my days at Parsons studying illustration. He was a few years older than me, studying at Art Center in California. And no, I don't know him personally, he just seems like a super talented illustrator.
Anyways, he had a show in January. (I wish I could have gone!) I am loving his work and the direction his it has been going.
A little baby needle took out half of my mouth for half of my day....so I am looking for things that make me feel happy.
Such as anything by illustrator Julia Pott on Envelop.
Knitted Bear bag for 19 euros. See above. what is that? $30 bucks?
All the Boys placemats 15.99 euros for 2
And what she does best
Previously blogged about here.