Japan Relief: Call to Art

Like the rest of the world, we here at Stylesight were beyond devastated at the news of Japan’s massive earthquake last week. Not only do we have close friends and family there, we have colleagues and clients as well. Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced natural disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States, so we had to do our part to shine a light on the creative community’s effort to generate sales of original artwork, apparel and hardgoods, all of which will benefit relief efforts in Japan.

Pro surfer, Dan Reynolds, is donating 100% of all sales from his line, Summer Teeth, to Japanese Relief Effort via Relief International. He plans on personally matching all sales and donating directly to the fund as well.

The good folks over at Real Skateboards have been supporting great causes for some time now with their Actions REALized program. Actions REALized is a program that produces decks and gives the proceeds to causes and people in need. With their Japan Relief deck, all proceeds from the sales of the deck go to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan. Artist Chris Wright designed the graphic on the fly, a webpage was built and the board was in production within a day.

They’re not the only ones in the skate community that are donating generously. Open Skateboards and Autobahn Wheels both have relief goods from which proceeds will benefit the Red Cross’ relief efforts and word on the Web is that Satori has some wheels in progress too.

Print Okushon has been set up through eBay and features prints by a number of talented artists. Bid generously and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Some of the artists involved include: Mr. Bingo, David Sparshott, Jody Barton, James Jarvis, Dr. Alderete, Loren Filis, and many, many more.

Kudos to all those supporting Japan through products and donations, and of course, the most direct route to help out is directly through the Red Cross!

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