Project Sunshine for Japan - exhibition for a good cause
In March 2011, Japan was shocked by three catastrophes at the same time: The strong earthquake, the destructive tsunami and the resulting nuclear disaster caused a severe crisis for the country. Even though these occurrences already date back five months in continuously faster moving times, the expressions of concern do not end. Now, artists, graphic designers and art enthusiasts have originated a charity initiative, aiming at raising the victim’s hopes.
Supported by internationally known organisations, “Project Sunshine for Japan” invited designers from all over the world to submit their works to the competition of the same name. All poster designs had to deal with the competition`s motto: “…Your colors can brighten the land of the rising sun again!” in a creative way. Amongst all submissions, the 100 best posters were selected by an international jury of renowned experts, including Prof. Uwe Loesch, poster designer and jury member of the “red dot award: communication design 2011”. The six foremost works were rewarded a certificate.
On 14 October 2011, the winning works will be presented at the “Japan-Haus”, located at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany: The exhibition of solidarity wants to bridge between cultures, display the different dealing with such catastrophes just by the participation of many artists and designers form various cultural circles and thus enable a cultural solidarity exchange.
In order not only to support Japan in its efforts for rebuilding through the exhibition, the posters will be sold at auction later on – for charity of course. The proceeds will go to the Red Cross, who takes care of the reconstruction in the Japanese disaster areas.