I'm sitting here listening to Tupac's Keep Ya Head Up (thanks to the folks over at Little Paper Planes), and I'm not gonna lie it's hard to not feel a little doomed/end of days with all the crazy stuff going on in this world. With earthquakes felt on the eastern seaboard all the way from Toronto, sink holes you only thought existed in Choose Your Own Adventure books and horrific and monumental blunders like the oil spill we see in the Gulf of Mexico. I won't lie, I've sat by and watched everything happen...continuing to recycle my plastic thinking I am being a good human. But I know in my heart I could do more. That is why at 5 am, three weeks ago when I was laying in bed staring at the ceiling thinking about those birds I had seen a day earlier on Boston.com, I decided to email a bunch of artists and ask them to join me in making a small contribution to doing what we could.
As I mentioned yesterday, over 80 artists have donated their work. On Monday, June 28th at 12 pm PST (3 pm EST) a Big Cartel Shop will open. It's first come first serve. Prices will range from $15-$350+. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Gulf Restoration Network.
Here is the current list of contributing artist, designers and print shops:
Alex Lukas, Alex McLeod, Alexis Amann, Allison Sommers, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Andrea Daquino, Amanda Michelle Smith, Amy Casey, Amy Sol, Amy Ruppel, Andrea D’Aquino, Annie Koelle, Ashley Anna Brown, Ashley Lande, Audrey Erickson, Ben Venom, Bill Dunlap, Breanne Trammell, Casey Jex Smith, Catherine Campbell, Catherine Ryan,Chad Chesko, Chris Koelle, Chris Piascik, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Corey Corcoran, Crystal Morey, Dan Gluibizzi, Danna Ray, David Galletly, Derek Weisberg, Dolan Geiman, Ehren Reed, Elbow-Toe, Elisabeth Timpone, Emily Barletta, Esther Pearl Watson, Forestbound, Hannah Stouffer, Happy Owl Glassworks, Hilary Pecis, Irana Douer, Jason Brammer, Jenny Hart, Jennifer Renninger, Jesse Draxler, Jessica Cannon, Jill Bliss, John Casey, Josie Morway, Julianna Swaney, Justin B. Nelson, Justin Richel, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Kate Miss, Kenn Goodall, Kevin Earl Taylor, Know Hope, Kyle Ranson, Lane Collins, Lena Wolff, Lindsey Carr, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt, Lisa Romero, Little Paper Planes, Lizzy Stewart, Luke Ramsey , Mark Todd, Martha Rich, Mary Kate McDevitt, Melinda Josie, Michael McConnell, Mike Maxwell, Mon Petit Fantome, Other, Porous Walker, Raul Gonzalez, Remi Thornton, Roll and Tumble Press, Shannon Rankin, Stacey Rozich, Sub-Studio Design Store, Tara Lisa Foley, Tristram Lansdowne, WAFA, Wendy McNaughton, Will Bryant.
And now a smattering of images of some of the stuffs that will be available:
Amy Ruppel. p.s. Amy doesn't hate birds, this is just a print of seagull that divebombed a friend of her's. ;)