Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Print Aid NYC

I was supposed to go to New York City today. Not to volunteer for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts or anything cool like that, unfortunately--to hand pitch a couple of books to some important reviewers for work. But the universe had it in for me: my first flight was canceled, and although my second flight made it up to New York, they turned us around and took us back to North Carolina instead of landing. The icing on the cake? I walked in on a half-naked old man in the women's restroom on my way out of the airport. So I'm home, exhausted, and in my pajamas. Do you ever have days like that? When you're in your pajamas before 4 p.m.?

But while perusing Facebook (that's what most of us do in our PJs at 4 p.m., right?), I found a link to Print Aid NYC, a coalition of New York City-based artists committed to rebuilding the city in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation.  These artists were asked to design posters based on the theme light. 

Samantha Hahn

Liz Libre

Each print is 11x14 inches, digitally printed on Mohawk 120lb acid-free cover weight paper, and just $30. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Relief. Pretty cool, right? And you'll have to check back soon; they plan to add new posters by other artists in the near future.

I bought the Empire State of Mind print. Which is your favorite?

Cole Nielson
Linsey Laidlaw
If you're looking for other artistic ways to contribute, check out the Humans of New York & Tumblr Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser. I watch for Brandon's updates on Facebook every day--he has documented the disaster and recovery in a way no news outlet could. 

Here's to hoping for a quick recovery, New York! I'll see you soon.

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