Street artists lend a helping hand to Japan after tsunami

Posted: March 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Stay Strong Japan!

There have been talks that the world is going to end in 2012. Terrifying websites are dedicated to the entire year and of course there’s even that pesky little movie properly entitled 2012 that we’ve all grown to love, well sort of.

Although some people have their doubts, like me, it is undeniable that horrific natural disasters have been increasing in size and destruction as we approach the inevitable date. There was Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti and most recently the events that took place in Japan.

It clearly isn’t the end of the world, at least not yet, and although it has been a couple of weeks since Japan was hit by the 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami, efforts to help aid those in need have not yet ceased.

From celebrities to non-profits, all have been lending a helping hand to increase awareness or aid to the country. Efforts range from donations to simple tweets on the topic, all with the common goal in mind: helping rebuild the country that once was.

Street artists are no different. Although they may not have millions of dollars to give away or Twitter accounts to share their thoughts, artists and designers have taken on the task of creating pieces to get the word out.

These efforts, uniquely different from that of others, still play a large role in spreading awareness to the public. They even help target a new audience that may not find popular media outlets like Twitter or CNN as the way to go.

Some artists, like Pure Evil have even created prints specifically for the tsunami to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross.

Regardless of whether or not you believe that the world is actually ending… or if you are a fan of street art, all efforts are positive ones. Although the events are tragic and unfortunate, this should not mean that Japan is forgotten about. That is why I admire the work done by these artists.

Photo by Flickr user Kent Ng

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Good to see some people having the heart to lend their hands and support to Japan.

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