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.
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?
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.