This is one of two designs I created for the Design for Japan Tumblr project. In the interest of time, we’ve created a Cafe Press store here: http://www.cafepress.com/SunisRisingSpringisComing. Going forward, we’ll come up with some other option as well.
100% of payments we get from Cafe Press will go to Japan relief efforts!
If you tell us about an independent donation you’ve made, we’ll send you a high-res image of the graphic at no cost.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Japan, and have many friends there. The recent catastrophes are incredibly tragic, and we have been thinking of the victims day and night. One thing I do know from my time in Japan is that the Japanese people have incredible fortitude, and an unyielding spirit. In coming back from these tragedies, they will undoubtedly continue set an example that will inspire the rest of the world. I wanted to design something that focused less on the tragedy, but on the future. The Kanji character is Haru, Spring, which will surely be a season of rebuilding and reemergence.