Hey guys. For the next ten days, I’m going to be dedicating HONY to raising money for Hurricane Sandy. We’re going to try to do this in a HONY-like way. All of the blog’s content will be dedicated to telling the stories of people affected by the storm. Sandy left behind a lot of sad stories, but also some happy ones. We’re going to try to tell them all. The good people at Tumblr have stepped in to cosponsor the fundraiser, and they are going to be promoting these stories through their channels. We will simultaneously be holding an Indiegogo campaign. I’m excited to announce that 100% of proceeds will be going to relief efforts: Indiegogo is waiving fees. Paypal is waiving fees. Tumblr is providing goodies. And I’m covering the cost of the photographs. We found a damn good charity too. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a family-owned charity in Staten Island, located right in the heart of one of the worst hit areas. They’ve been doing amazing work the last couple weeks, and have been endorsed by many government officials.
I want to emphasize that this is a fundraiser, and not a print sale. With that being said, I can assure you that it will be the last time prints will be made available for at least a year. Perhaps much longer than that. Let’s have some fun next week… and kick some Sandy ass!
The campaign page:
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings, hanging beneath Tower Bridge, during the London 2012 Olympic Games - August 3, 2012.
Temple of Athena (by Clay Hickson)
Here are the initial rough designs I made for the Mountain Goat. I based these designs on the aesthetic of astrological/stellar points and the concept of connecting points (dot-to-dot) as they are essentially a travel service touring the lake district so I thought this idea of connection was an appropriate theme. I initially I used the mountain goats map of attraction points(viewpoints,tours,walks) and plotted these points, I then plotted out there bus travel route which I discovered when reflected would create a simplified goats head shape! I then experimented with textures, I quite like the simplified design without the map as the focus is placed on the geometry and imagery of the plotted points as they are taken out of context.