13 April 2011

Art For Japan Mill.co Project



We have all watched in horror at broadcasts of the recent disaster in Japan. The earthquake and tsunami on 11 March has caused widespread destruction and devastatingly shocking results. Human and financial costs of the tsunami continue to rise, with police estimates showing more than 18,000 people have died in the disaster and 17,440 listed as missing. An estimated half a million people have been made homeless and some 300,000 people remain in evacuation centres or temporary housing. The World Bank has said it may cost Japan as much as £145bn to repair the damage and, on top of this, it will be some time before the full impact of damage caused by the tsunami to the nuclear plants is known.

In aid of this devastating situation, The Mill Co Project. has decided to raise money for the cause by hosting an arts and crafts fair with our community of creatives. The event will take place on Sunday May 1st and will run from 2-10pm, showcasing an exhibition by talented designers and illustrators, a creative market place with various stalls selling artwork, crafts, food, and drinks and a measure of fun games thrown in. Music will be provided by various London DJ friends.

The Mill Co. Project, along with various designers, illustrators and good friends are donating our time and artwork for free to ensure that all money received goes to helping those in Japan.

Contributing so far:

Chris Haughton
Irish illustrator and picture book author. He illustrates regularly for The Guardian and other publications. He was listed in Time magazine's DESIGN 100 for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree. www.vegetablefriedrice.com
www.chrishaughton.com

East London t-shirt brand
www.theorphansarms.com/

Freya Art
The little ray of sunshine herself, Australian illustrator, Freya Ete
www.freya-art.com

Daniel Alexander
London based photographer
www.danielalexanderphotography.co.uk

Shit London tombola
Come play a game and win some shit London photos!!
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=278058623790

Susumu Mukai
Electro Band Zongamin's front man, illustrator and musician
http://www.myspace.com/zongaminofficial

James Harris
Amazing Architecture/people/space photography. Cliants are Design Miami, Zaha Hadid and etc
http://www.jamesharris.co.uk/

Anderson M Studio
Danish brothers design unit. art direction, graphic design, photography, animation, film and music.
They are 2010 Cannes Lion Gold Winners and 2010 Gold Winners of the CLIO Award
http://www.andersenm.com/

Takayo Akiyama
Japanese Illustrator who based in London
Her comic"The Siamese Twins" has been published in France.
http://www.takayon.com/

Ayako Takagi
Tokyo based illustrator, Her character UAMOU is world famous!
has done exhibitions in oversea galleries such as Collette in Paris.
http://www.uamou.com/

Yoshinari Takahashi
Based in Chiba, Japan. Painter.
His work has contributed in numerous magazines such as Dazed & confused

Misma
Toulouse based comic publisher
http://misma.free.fr/

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