Neil Summerour created this limited-edition, silkscreen print out of love and respect for Japan — a country that changed his outlook on the world when he was just 16 years old.
Every hand-lettered Kanji (character) on the print represents the Japanese cities that were affected by what has been called the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake (March 11, 2011). The lettering — which is read right to left — and red overlay form the Japanese flag, “symbolizing the coexistence of destruction and unity within the country and its people.”
All of the proceeds from each print will go directly to SOGO Japan, a charitable organization created by Neil that provides funds directly to relief organizations in Japan.
Printed by the Half and Half. You can watch a video of the production process here.