design delight #2: helpink.org | sandy relief prints

Yes, Sandy was the Frankenstorm terrifying some of the most densely populated states in the nation and ripping apart cities unprepared for a meteorological phenomenon of its capacity.

The photos logging the aftermath have been captivating and devastating, and my prayers go out to all those affected.

But now, clean-up is an order, and businesses everywhere are doing their best to contribute to the recovery of Sandy victims. Help Ink is one of my favorites.

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Help Ink is a collaborative project that invites top designers, illustrators and artists to produce art sold for the betterment of specific charities. Each week an exclusive piece of art is released in the form of a print, poster, T-shirt, stationary or notebook, and part of all purchases goes back to the indicated charity.

For Sandy, four prints were designed by four unique artists and 90 percent of the sales of these $10 12 X 16 digital prints will support non-profit organization All Hands Volunteers for Sandy relief.

And for those affected by Sandy, this is a relief. Fabulous art and a worthy cause, what’s not to love?

The artists in collaboration with the Sandy relief project include: Spread Love by Ed Nacional, Renew by Jeff Rogers, Unstoppable by Jon Contino, and Re-Build Up by Richard Perez.

I happen to admire Spread Love. Maybe because Brooklyn is the nook of New York whose streets I would actually recognize. Where my dad was born and raised, and where some of my family still lives. Where, for the first time, I walked to a deli, sat on a stoop, rode the Coney Island Cyclone, and hopped on the subway, err, I mean train. Do you connect with of the Sandy prints?

How about the rest of the Help Ink art? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know which ones resonate for you and why.

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I'm Emily Ann Moschner. I was raised on the sunny side of a street in Port Richey, Florida. Growing up, I doodled, sprinkled chalk dust on rollie pollie ollies and yes, hand-copied pages of the dictionary.

Some things never change.

Now, I call Gainesville my fake home. I am a journalism student at the University of Florida, and to the despair of my notebooks, I still doodle. Instead of feed, I photograph insects, or anything else I find remotely picturesque. As for the dictionary, well I am constantly flipping its pages wishing those days of copying had led to any of it sticking in my head.

Alas, I created a blog. To be real, it's for a class. Or maybe that's just an excuse because I follow about 80 and this was the next natural step.

Within the Pin takes pins that I have fawned over on Pinterest and uncovers the creator, designer, explorer, artist, baker and the like behind them. I want to give them the credit they deserve, and I want all of you to be aware of some remarkable art, designs, whereabouts, recipes and more.

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