Japan Now - Art 4 Charity

Creativity and design is a mean to express emotions and thoughts and communicate those to others. In the initiative »JAPAN Now« artists were called to design posters, in which the Japanese flag is interpreted according to the catastrophe in 2011, but remains recognizable.

The title »JAPAN Now« refers to the situation after the tsunami and its aftermath: the earthquake, the destruction, the many victims. And the (still threatening) nuclear collapse, that should us all make think.

»JAPAN Now« is setting signs - against nuclear power and pro global solidarity - and the sale of the posters will be donated to help the victims of the disaster in Japan.

The net revenues goes to the charity organization »Jugend eine Welt«/Don Bosco, from where the funds will be given to local Japanese helpers. More information is available on www.jugendeinewelt.at

Facts & Information

Intiated by Matthias Grieder, Zeitvertrieb in April 2011

Result, 1.1. 2012:
€ 5.756

  • Kick-off event Designforum: € 2.105
  • Designforum exhibition: € 1.146
  • Kulturpunkt Hardegg: € 1.010
  • Comicbörse: € 220
  • Zeitvertrieb Gallery: € 635
  • Firma: Boehringer Ingelheim: € 340
  • Firma S. Oguma GmbH: € 300


Poster Sale



Poster Selection

Thanks to all artists!

Thanks to our sponsors and partners!

  • Design Austria
  • Designforum Wien
  • Digitaldruck.at
  • Cyberlab
  • Salon Iris
  • Arctic Paper
  • Europapier
  • Ottakringer Brauerei
  • alpina druck
  • simply more printing
  • Mission C Werbeagentur
  • Absolut - die Druckdenker
  • Biennale Austria
  • Der Standard
  • Bombay Sapphire
  • Vöslauer