While the situation in Japan may have been overshadowed in the news recently by the nuptials of a certain thinning-on-top toff, unfortunately, the destruction in the wake of the recent Tsunami is still very much a reality.
Many creatives have taken it upon themselves to use their skills to help the cause, and this Sunday will see some of these nimble fingered folk getting arty and crafty in true philanthropic spirit.
Taking place in east London’s Vyner Street, the lovely people of The Mill Co. Project have brought together a cavalcade of creatives to form an art and craft fair, with all kinds of goodies on offer from t-shirts, to illustration, to photography, paintings, comics and even a ‘shit tombola’ thrown in for good measure.
Highlights include Irish illustrator and picture book author Chris Haughton; illustrations from graphic artist Jimmy Turrel; Danish sibling design unit Anderson M Studio; Polaroid photographer Rhiannon Adam; Toulouse based comic publisher Misma; and illustrations from Electro Band Zongamin’s front man, Susumu Mukai.
The beautiful posters for the event were illustrated by co-organiser Takayo Akiyama, who has donated the original drawing of the poster, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art last year. Laura Middlehurst, of The Mill Co. Project, created the layout.
DJs will provide a delightful soundtrack to dance away to, and if you’re still after even more than this, there will be food and drink stalls and – we’re promised – ‘fun games’.
The fair will take place on May 1 from 2-10pm, at Lime Wharf, Vyner Street,
London, E2. For more information see themillcoproject.co.uk