THE HAITI POSTER PROJECT was launched three days after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The project is a collaborative effort by the design community to help effect change through our work. Signed and numbered, limited edition posters have been donated by designers and artists from around the world. All money raised will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Leif Steiner is the founder and creative director of Moxie Sozo, an internationally-known design and advertising agency located in Boulder, Colorado. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Moxie Sozo organized the HURRICANE POSTER PROJECT, a collaboration of artists and designers from around the world to help raise money for the victims. Over 180 different limited-edition series of posters were produced, raising about $50,000. Many of the posters won major design awards, and the effort was profiled in numerous publications. Exhibitions of the show appeared around the country and in Europe. Additionally, many of the posters are now in permanent collections of several major museums, including the Library of Congress and the Louvre.
Josh Higgins is a creative director in San Diego CA, and the organizer of the 2007 SO-CAL FIRE POSTER PROJECT. After seeing wildfires burn through Southern California in the fall of 2007, Josh enlisted designers and artists around the globe to help. Higgins, who was a contributing artist to the post-Katrina Hurricane Poster Project, founded the So-Cal Fire Poster Project to raise money for victims in southern California. Several of the projects posters have won design awards from Communication Arts, HOW, Print and Step Magazine. The Project was also featured on NBC, FOX, Metropolis Magazine, Communication Arts and California Home and Style. To date the project has raised thousands of dollars and continues to be a relief fund source for fire victims 2 and a half years later.
This project would not have been possible without the extraordinary efforts of many people, all of whom have donated their time. Special thanks to: Alonzo Felix, whose help promoting the project has been deeply appreciated. Alex Vaughn, who sent out over 3,000 emails and helped respond to hundreds of inquiries. Sean Bradley and Page St.Clair, who pulled many late nights building the website and managing the technical complications of an ever-expanding project. Derek Springston and Teri Gosse, whose expertise and time have been invaluable. Thanks to Pete and the Merch Lackey team for checking in, storing and shipping the posters. Thank you to Sean & Stacy of Set and Drift for keeping everyone up to date with Twitter and Facebook updates. Thanks to Robert Palmer and many friends for their help and support with operations. Finally a big thank you to all the contributors to the project. without all of the above mentioned, this project would not be possible.
Please feel free to shoot us an email anytime!
For general information and questions about the project, email Alex Vaughn
For questions about the website, or other technical comments, email Sean Bradley