Every now and then a project comes along that serves as a reminder of greater possibilities--like creating art for a children's book that inspires a kid to smile, laugh or think. That's HUGE.
Likewise, Dave Plunkert and Joyce Hesselberth's 100 Heads for Haiti poster was also one of those stand-out projects. One hundred illustrators were featured on the poster--many of whom are here on Drawger. Dave and Joyce's brilliant and extraordinary effort helped raise over $10,000 specifically for Doctors Without Borders' relief efforts in Haiti.
Obviously it's always cool to be included in the American Illustration annual opus, but I was especially happy to have this image selected as a small reminder of Dave and Joyce's kind hearts. If you know Dave and Joyce or their company, Spur Design, then you know they often get involved with some incredibly benevolent projects. For instance, one year Dave invited Brian Cronin and me to contribute to some projects for AIRS (AIDS Interfaith Residential Services), an organization for people living with HIV or AIDS.
And now once again with the Haitian project, Dave and Joyce's efforts are a beautiful, grand reminder of greater possibilities.
The American Illustration book launch party will take place tomorrow, Nov 10th, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC, 7-11pm.