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Hope for Japan, Artists and Designers Show Their Support

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On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 Earthquake hit Japan. The Earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami caused wide spread damage to the country and many people lost their lives. As the shocking events unfolded, artists and designers from across the globe created images to show their support for the people effected by this disaster and began to raise funds for the Japanese disaster relief efforts. Find out how you can help.

Japan by Dafne Saporito

In the following post you will see a collection of images created by Illustrators and Designers from around the globe to show their support for Japanese disaster relief efforts. I hope you enjoy the collection and if you can, take some time out to donate to one of the organizations below, or share your creative skills with one of the artist collectives listed at the end of this post.


Donate to a Charity

American Red Cross

"Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific."

British Red Cross

"Donations to the British Red Cross will be used towards helping the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster over the coming months and years."

Save the Children - Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief

"Save the Children has been working in Japan for 25 years. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Save the Children deployed emergency response teams to assess the needs of children and their families. Multiple child-friendly spaces have been established in evacuation centers in Sendai City where displaced families are staying. Child-friendly spaces provide children with an opportunity to play with other children while freeing up parents to work on the recovery. More child-friendly spaces will be set up in the coming days."

Second Harvest Japan

"Second Harvest Japan collects safe-to-consume food that became unsalable for various reasons from food companies and individual donors. Then, we distribute the food to those in need"


Purchase Art to Raise Funds

Help Japan Poster by Signalnoise

"18" x 24" high quality digital print on white tone semi-gloss poster stock. Ships in reinforced mail tube. All profits will be donated to Japanese disaster relief after following the 8.9 earthquake on March 11."

Posters T-shirts and iPhone/ iPad and Computer Wallpapers by Cause for Design

"Cause For Design was created to raise money for the current crisis in Japan. As a fellow designer you can help by submitting a design to be sold on the site. As a fellow human, you can buy something for your desktop, mobile screen, self or wall that will serve as a reminder to keep our global neighbors in your thoughts and prayers. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of every design submitted are donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society, to aid in the earthquake/tsunami relief efforts for Japan."


Artists and Designers Who Have Shown Support

Feel free to share links to your own artwork in the comment section below.


Poster Designs

Stay Strong Japan by Viktor Hugosson

Hope for Japan by Jojo Studio

Help Japan by Signalnoise

Bandage by Kimiaki Yaegashi

Resilience by Designhim

For Japan by Dan Auer

Japon by Silver

Stronger by Christelle Mozzati

Help Japan by Rob Dobi


Art & Illustration

Pray for Japan by Jérémie Fleury

Love Japan by Natascha Rosenberg

Sunrise in Japan by Ruben Ireland

Faithful Mirror by Apofiss

Help Japan Heal by KDodge

Japan Earthquake

Land of the Rising Sun by Ryan Cooper

Save Japan by GH Yeoh

Recovery by
Hatefuel

For Japan by Naanaloca


    Show Your Support!

    A collection of websites that use art to raise funds for and awareness of the victims of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. If you have any links, feel free to add them in the comments section.


  • Cause for Design - Japan

    Cause For Design was created to raise money for the current crisis in Japan. As a fellow designer you can help by submitting a design to be sold on the site. As a fellow human, you can buy something for your desktop, mobile screen, self or wall that will serve as a reminder to keep our global neighbors in your thoughts and prayers. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of every design submitted are donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society, to aid in the earthquake/tsunami relief efforts for Japan.

  • Des images pour le Japon

    Artists from the community, joined by comic book writers and illustrators from all around the world rallied around us, Jean-David Morvan and Sylvain Runberg to form the Tsunami initiative. We want to collect a maximum of quality drawings in order to hold a fund-raising auction on April 30th at Galerie Arludik in Paris. All the money we'll raise will go to the earthquake's victims. The auction will be followed by an exhibition and a book due out September 8, whose benefits will be offered to an organization for people affected by the disaster.

    Feel free to spread the word!

  • Illustration Rally

    Illustration Rally launched the Ganbare Nippon appeal on the 13th of March 2011 in response to the horrific events in Japan on the 11th. We say "Don't give up Japan" and we will show you the strength and hope in our community.

  • Draw for Them Japan

    Drawn for Them Japan combines creativity with compassion by delivering a forum for the artistic to show their support to the nation of Japan in 2011 and beyond.