Designers for Japan is a collaboration of designers and imagemakers who have been making and selling posters to raise money for the aid effort in Japan. There has been some debate about the motives of this on design blogs recently, however I think that it is a great effort and it is great that people are using their skills and time to help.Visit their website and browse the shop here.
Wieden + Kennedy’s poster makes a simple change to the Red Cross’s logo with a play on the Japanese flag.
A cracked red circle on this poster by Signalnoise has a more earthy, emotive atmosphere.
This business week cover is very clever – the negative space of the cracked red circle forms an agonised profile. Heart-wrenching.
David McCandless’ contribution is a chart explaining radiation levels.
This poster says it all.
My thoughts are with Japan.