John Maeda put us in touch with Aaron Perry-Zucker, who writes:
I created Design for Obama and saw what a fully engaged, passionate, creative community can do. On that occasion, we were eager to lend our creative talents to a movement calling for change and inspire others to do the same.
Today we face a much graver task: In the wake of the unimaginable suffering that has befallen the island of Haiti, it is our job as artists and designers to use our talents to call for advocacy and understanding. Thanks to Design for Obama artist, James Nesbitt, we are now operating from designforhaiti.com.
Consider this a creative call to action to design:
- Posters that advocate President Clinton and President Bush’s call for relief.
- Information graphics that increase understanding of the plight of Haitians affected by the earthquake.
Both are necessary; this is what artists and designers do best. Let us come together and lead the way to relief.
— Aaron Perry-Zucker