Posters for Nepal
In the past few months, we’ve been working on a new project called Posters for Nepal. The 21xdesign team, and fellow designer Scott Laserow, as well as many talented artists & designers have come together to design for a good cause. All these artists came together and designed posters to be sold on our new Posters for Nepal website to raise money for relief efforts in Nepal. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Wasn’t that a really long time ago?” And to answer that question, yes, it was just over 10 months ago now. In today’s 10 second news cycle, that may seem like an eternity, however, the damage still remains, there are still thousands upon thousands of people left without homes and shelter, and relief organizations like the Red Cross are still working there. Entire lives were destroyed in one powerful act of nature, and we feel we should continue do something about it.
Here’s a short refresher on the earthquake that happened in Nepal:
On April 25th, 2015 at 11:56am, an earthquake killed over 9,000 people throughout Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh and injured more than 23,000. This has been the worst natural disaster to hit there since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. The earthquake was triggered by an avalanche on Mount Everest, that also killed at least 19 people. This makes April 25th, 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. This earthquake triggered another avalanche in the Langtang valley where 250 people were reported missing.
Aftershocks continued to occur throughout the country just about every 15-20 minutes, with one of those shocks reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on April 26th at 12:54pm. Another aftershock happened May 12th at 12:52 with a magnitude of 7.3. The epicenter was near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest. This aftershock killed over 200 people and injured more than 2,500.
For the Western world, it felt like there was nothing we could do but watch this horror unfold. What could we possibly do? We’re all the way over here. Here is that chance. If you feel compelled to help & to support this cause, please check out the Posters for Nepal website. If you’re interested in designing or creating a poster to be sold, please check out the FAQ section on the website for more details about submitting a poster.