art for a cause?

Browsing the net, i came across a series of posters various artists/designers/visualizers had designed after september 11th-it was their rendition of the disaster. The posters were sold on various websites to raise money. A simple idea and very effective.

A friend and i met yesterday-we discussed how the design community in karachi keeps growing exponentially but as a voice and as a group they dont have an identity. Individually there is talk about how to make a difference, the power of our profession, and also great dialogue on us being the change-makers, the inspiration-seekers etc, but no coming together of these great ideas and minds.

I am to blame as much as the next person-i expound great theories but dont act upon them. I am all words sometimes and no action. Why do we always wait for the person next to us to initiate something?

Coming back to the point, i came across a series of posters and thought-why cant we do that a a group of artists? Each one designs a poster, print, painting for pakistan/karachi muzaffarabad/any city of pakistan, and then the posters are sold. I agree that this idea wont result in immediate raising of funds, but it could do wonders for the disharmony present in the conceptualizers of this country-that being us, the designers of a better world.

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art for a cause?

11 thoughts on “art for a cause?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Digital Slob
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    Just like so many Americans my friend loves the clubs and hip hop lyrics so he went ahead and built an awesome website about hip hop lyrics. When he’s in high spirit he goes to the site and start reciting all his favorite hip hop lyrics. Says it’s good for the heart. Guess what? I gave it a shot and it works great!

  2. Kat says:

    I agree….I thought the same thing, even wrote about this to the alumni…but the mail bounced back! I guess I am to be blamed, didnt try again…but its never too late….lets do it…sounds like a great idea!

  3. BBCD says:

    Why dont you do it Mars, Initial the forum.. all it means it to create a website for everyone to collect at.. speak out etc.. and then something like the posters for aid would happen naturally. go for it hun.. you must know someone with website developing skills…

  4. Mamun says:

    The idea of a forum is great. But would you just limit it to designers, or “like-minded” individuals in general? That’s one of the problems living in Karachi — you ain’t someobdy till you know a somebody. Best of luck, though.

  5. jammie says:

    hussy, im in. but then you knew that. 🙂

    mamun, honesly speaking i dont think anyone should be excluded from this…but the only downer with non- design types is usually that they tend to put a damper on our idealistic visions and excitement with practical mindblocks. and somehow, we dont always welcome that 🙂

  6. jammie says:

    hussy, im in. but then you knew that. 🙂

    mamun, honesly speaking i dont think anyone should be excluded from this…but the only downer with non- design types is usually that they tend to put a damper on our idealistic visions and excitement with practical mindblocks. and somehow, we dont always welcome that 🙂

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