As much we have spoken about the global pandemic during the last few months, nevertheless to say we are far away from being done. Speaking further, I don't know if you have seen it in the news but India has been suffering their 'highest single-day total of cases globally'. The hospitals are on the verge of collapsing, we need to support them somehow. On top of that, they are in the middle of medical oxygen crisis, that's why our friend Amrit Pal Singh stepped it up.
My good pal Johan Corminboeuf has shared his photographic project on Kickstarter. A photography book titled: 'Shot on my Phone'. It's a 4-year photography project displaying his photographic journey and his adventures around the World. Now he needs your support to help put this 350+ pages & 6x9in book to realization. This book will include more than 300 pictures, hardcover, sewn binding, and printed in Italy.
2020 is filled with events that will change the course of our lives for the years to come. Even though the year is still not over yet, there are things happening that need closer awareness in order to shape a better future. The kind folks from InVision have kickstarted back in September what they called: 'Shape our Future' initiative. It's a campaign to incite us designers, artists, and makers to share what is our visual perspective of 'shaping the future' in the events of the upcoming US 2020 presidential election.
I am a little bit lost of words as I am writing this article. As you have probably have seen in the news or on social media. The beloved country of Australia has been experiencing its worst #bushfires since the end of summer. We are not going to share what the images of what country is facing at the moment, you can probably see them everywhere. What we want us to do and together.
Our good friend Ben Johnston has shared a cool screenprint for the Pangeaseed Foundation which is a nonprofit organization promoting the culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. It's a beautiful cause to promote. In support, you can purchase the 'ADORE' print which is 24 x 18 in coming in 4 color variants: Orange Rainbow, Blue Peacock, Deep Azul, and White Shadow. All the prints are all signed, numbered and a limited print run of 30 per variant.
WANDRD is a company that started by brothers (Ryan, Spencer and Austin Cope) back in 2015. Their goal? Create the world's best travel camera bag in the perspective of a long haul and versatility. Using a crowdfunding platform, the other three designs saw huge success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo being backed well above goal. They are introducing their fourth instalment, introducing Duo.
We delightful to share this partnership between furniture iconic brand Modernica and Autotype. For more than 25 years, Modernica has been building beautiful furniture designs at its five-acre campus in Los Angeles. Family-owned and operated, the furniture brand is pleased to announce an exclusive charity in partnership with Autotype to benefit design students.
Let's cut to the chase, our fellow designer friend Devon Ko who is behind 3D for Designers is in need of our support. She helped multiple designers to learn 3D including myself. Due to catastrophic organ failure, she is now in the hospital. She is thankfully on the road for her recovery but she needs our support. If you wanna help, here what you can do:
We would like to share this cool project that is currently live for support. Introducing Volume, the first publishing platform for high-quality illustrated books for visual creatives with also lovers of print. In this issue, we are taking a close and personal at the work of Anthony Burrill, designer and letterpress guru. Selecting from his private collection of printed matter, he gathered and curated throughout his career.
Ryan and Tina Essmaker are the kind folks behind The Great Discontent, a beautiful magazine based in New York City. The online magazine features interviews with creatives from a variety of disciplines—including many of our designer friends—and focuses on themes of beginnings, creativity, and risk. Now, The Great Discontent is printing its first issue via Kickstarter. Since its debut in 2011, The Great Discontent has inspired readers all over the world.
As you may have heard, there's been an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan very badly. The whole world is trying their best, to support and help over this terrible disaster. Even the design community has risen to do their part. Such artists as Hydro74, The Hejz especially James White aka Signalnoise has started a movement to help Japan by expressing their support with art. This is a some samples of designers expressing their own support for the Japan Disaster Relief.