Help Japan: Donations and Creative Response to Crisis

It’s been a week and a half since Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami; in the wake of this tragic disaster, the world has been rallying behind Japan by providing aid and donations. The creative community, too, has been responding. We’ve seen a surge of inspiring, touching, and emotional creative work posted in response to this tragedy.

We’ve put together a collection of this work so the Behance community can follow and support this creative response to crisis. We’re proud to see that Behance creatives have devoted themselves to creating thoughtful, emotionally-charged work in honor of Japan. Take a look at the latest Japan-inspired projects on the Behance Network.

Please add to our list by posting in the comments with creative work or information about Japan outreach by other creatives that you’ve found. It goes without saying that Japan needs our help. Please considering donating to one of the organizations below, or buying merchandise whose proceeds go to relief funds.

Red Cross
Donate Directly
Text to Donate: text REDCROSS to 90999 (each text will provide $10)
Donate Via Facebook Causes Campaign
Donate via iTunes

Creative Ways to Help:
Architecture for Humanity – Donate to Japanese Reconstruction Effort
Buy the Help Japan Poster by Signalnoise (Proceeds to Red Cross)
Buy the Help Japan Poster from W+K Studio (Proceeds to Red Cross)
Buy the T-shirt Design from Hide + Seek Clothing Relief (Proceeds to Save the Children)
Get involved in the Google Crisis Center (includes Person Finder)

Other Organizations to Donate To:
Habitat for Humanity
International Rescue Committee
UNICEF
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund

Posted on March 21st, 2011 by Sarah

90 comments

  1. — March 22, 2011 9:05 am

    Just to let you know that I am offering prints from my Gardens of Japan series in aid of the Red Cross Tsunami Appeal. Information on my website at http://www.alexramsayphotography.net/japan_prints.html. Please pass on to anyone interested.

  2. cariou laurent
    — March 26, 2011 12:28 pm

    spirit of japan is surrounding the earth !
    subtile, tight, active on long distance !
    save our souls

  3. — March 26, 2011 11:12 pm

    Hope for Japan posters
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Hope-for-Japan-posters/1142737

  4. — April 14, 2011 8:18 am

    My little contribution:

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/LOVE-JAPAN/1252977

  5. — April 14, 2011 8:25 am

    With warm thoughts and love!
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/LOVE-JAPAN/1252977

  6. — April 19, 2011 5:57 pm

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Our-hearts-are-still-broken/1252575

    Here is my contribution!

  7. — April 19, 2011 6:15 pm

    Newton’s Cradle, the true force needed to help.

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HELP-Japan/1170071

    Poster and wallpapers to raise awareness.

    100% poster proceeds goes directly to The British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

  8. — April 19, 2011 6:21 pm

    My ‘Help Japan’ illustration… http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1128419

  9. Niek Milder
    — April 19, 2011 6:28 pm

    I am selling prints of my project of old Vietnamese thee ladys. All the money will be donated to the japan relief fund set up by NHK world news.

    Please contact me about inquiries.

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Cha-Da-Portraits-of-Hanois-thee-people/1244113

  10. — April 19, 2011 6:29 pm

    My ‘Help Japan’ illustration http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1128419

  11. — April 19, 2011 6:31 pm

    Another designer profiting off the disaster? No.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/-Help-Japan-/1281319

  12. — April 19, 2011 6:32 pm

    My hug to all Japanese .
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/For-japan-with-love/1281347

  13. — April 19, 2011 6:38 pm

    Hey,

    I tried to help out by selling my Niseko Japan poster that I designed prior to my January vacation to Japan and was able to raise 1370$

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan-2011/1281403
    http://www.moveplaycreate.com/helpjapan/japanRelief.html

  14. domenico Liberti
    — April 19, 2011 6:44 pm

    with love….for Japan:
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HELP-JAPAN/1281393

  15. — April 19, 2011 6:55 pm

    Hi, I’m a brazillian, but my family is japanese… so I tried to make a group of posters with my friends, but as always, everybody is sooo busy to help… by the way I did my part, and this is the poster. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1190331

    So, I wanna sale this poster and all the money wanna to donate to Japan.

    If you know how to do this, to donate my poster to some institution, so they can sale by themselves… please, contact me. jkuriki@terra.com.br

    Thanks in advance. Let’s use our creativity to help others, instead sale mobile phones, expensive clothes, electronic products, etc…

  16. — April 19, 2011 7:13 pm

    Japan crsis > http://www.behance.net/gallery/JAPAN-crisis/1140357

  17. DALE ALBERT KRAMER
    — April 19, 2011 7:17 pm

    3-11-11 WHERE WERE YOU ON MARCH 11, 2011

    GEOLOGISTS EFFORTS FROM KENTUCKY USA

    STUPEFLIX: WHERE WERE YOU ON 3-11-11?

  18. — April 19, 2011 7:19 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan.”JAPAN,STAND UP”. http://tumblr.com/xtm1s7827d

  19. — April 19, 2011 7:23 pm

    3-11-11 WHERE WERE YOU ON MARCH 11, 2011

    3-11-11 WHERE WERE YOU ON MARCH 11, 2011

  20. metric72
    — April 19, 2011 7:38 pm

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/ACTUAL-THREAT/1183087

  21. — April 19, 2011 7:45 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan. “JAPAN,STAND UP”
    http://tumblr.com/xtm1s7827d

  22. — April 19, 2011 7:45 pm

    Thank you to Behance for compiling all of this! At Relief By Design (http://www.reliefbydesign.com/) we’re collecting work from artists/designers to be sold as digital downloads, for a donation to the Red Cross to help aid the people of Japan.

    Buy a poster. Post a poster. Help Japan.

  23. — April 19, 2011 7:47 pm

    In memory
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Japan-110311/1136389

  24. Saul Briseño
    — April 19, 2011 8:06 pm

    Come On Japan! http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-is-in-our-hand-Help-is-for-Japan/1281783 We can do this!

  25. — April 19, 2011 8:09 pm

    Shop and purchase from our growing collection created to benefit Japan Disaster Relief.
    These 100% organic cotton shirts and greeting cards are designed by Japanese artists. Each shirt tells a story about post-earthquake Japan. Proceeds benefit the
    non-profit agency Direct Relief International which promises 100% proceeds will go to Japan, not to overhead.

    SolidGroundInitiative.com
    facebook.com/SolidGroundInitiative

  26. — April 19, 2011 8:12 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan. JAPAN,STAND UP
    http://tumblr.com/xtm1s7827d

  27. — April 19, 2011 8:24 pm

    HOPE – http://bit.ly/e18IgF a small effort by me.

  28. — April 19, 2011 8:28 pm

    Leeds (UK) beatmaker kidkanevil has done a tribute mix for Japan called “ill on a journey / my dreams roam round / over withered fields”, which predominantly features Japanese music plus a few tribute tracks.

    http://soundcloud.com/kidkanevil/ill-on-a-journey-my-dreams

    The page includes a link to the Red Cross appeal for Japan.

  29. — April 19, 2011 8:38 pm

    Hello Behance ♥
    I recently created a painting for a Benefit concert we held in Boston, MA for Japan Aid. There were performances by local bands as well as a silent art auction. The night was quite successful.

    For more information, click on the link below:

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Red-Waves-Japan-Relief-Donated-Artwork/1282081

    Truly,
    Sara

  30. — April 19, 2011 9:02 pm

    Here are a couple of blog posts I’ve written where proceeds from the artists’ sales are going to the Japanese relief effort:

    http://culturedcrittercollective.blogspot.com/2011/04/shopping-for-japanese-relief-effort.html

    http://culturedcrittercollective.blogspot.com/2011/03/shopping-for-japanese-relief-effort.html

    —–

    Also, 50% of the sale prices from two of my custom vinyl toys will be donated to the Red Cross to help with their relief efforts in Japan:

    The Bunny Master: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69619336/the-bunny-master-japanese-relief-effort

    Yao Guai:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69617387/yao-guai-chinese-monsters-japanese?ref=v1_other_2

  31. Bill Luhtala
    — April 19, 2011 9:03 pm

    they have suffered so many times…
    my visual offering:
    http://bit.ly/gtsGOq

  32. — April 19, 2011 9:05 pm

    Here’s my contribution to the brave people of Japan (top poster) http://www.behance.net/gallery/Posters/1242227

  33. — April 19, 2011 9:13 pm

    a poster to support Japan
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HELP-JAPAN/1133915

    “Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of one’s whole personality, sensibility and ability”
    by Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998)”

    thanks for the support…..

  34. — April 19, 2011 9:20 pm

    a poster to support Japan
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HELP-JAPAN/1133915

    “Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of one’s whole personality, sensibility and ability” by Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998)”

    thanks for the support…..

  35. Bella Woodfield
    — April 19, 2011 9:54 pm

    Response to japanese disaster
    http://illustrationrally.blogspot.com/2011/03/ganbare-nippon-no-11.html

  36. — April 19, 2011 10:03 pm

    I would like to see my desktop wallpaper in this gallery. My wallpaper is also cover of the book PRAY FOR JAPAN. :)

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/PRAY-FOR-JAPAN/1282575

  37. — April 19, 2011 10:04 pm

    one more about Japan:
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Japan-2011/1154165

  38. — April 19, 2011 10:07 pm

    Donating all proceeds from Help Japan print to International Rescue Committee.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/-Help-Japan-/1281319

    Thank you Behance for curating this.

  39. — April 19, 2011 11:07 pm

    Here’s my contribution for a good project, for a good cause:

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1282843

  40. — April 19, 2011 11:55 pm

    I have several Japan related images at http://www.sxc.hu These are totally FREE stock images that can be downloaded and used for any purpose with no restrictions and no strings attached. I pray that some of these generic red dot images could be used in a way that would help Japan. All I ask is that if you find any of these images useful that you would let me know. My screen name at SXC is ba1969
    and you can find these images using these keywords: red,dot,grunge,button,round,circle,series,background,spot,paper,
    backdrop,variation,variations,shape,simple,scrap,aged,grungy,pattern,tattered,

  41. — April 20, 2011 12:48 am

    Art by a fave artist of mine on deviantArt:

    http://papaninja.deviantart.com/#/d3bi9it

  42. — April 20, 2011 12:50 am

    I have raised over £800+ for Red Cross x Japan Tsunami charity so far via http://www.madamemoi.com .

    Here’s is how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbbHjtY21C8

    Please show your support too ^__^
    <3

  43. — April 20, 2011 1:38 am

    Here’s one more for the list.

    Heal Japan
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Heal-Japan/1283347

  44. gilda
    — April 20, 2011 1:51 am

    this is the moment to do hope to japan, its simple, only you need a paper bag and a candle, to do a lintern of hope, go to http://www.behance.net/gildavalle, luces de esperanza para japon.

  45. — April 20, 2011 2:19 am

    Here is my little contribution.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/illustration-4/1185909

  46. — April 20, 2011 3:15 am

    Hi. I’m a brazillian, but my parents are japanese. So it was something that I felt that I must do something to help.

    So I did my part and this is my poster http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1190331

    If you interested, I’m open to contribute with my poster.

    Just send a email.

  47. — April 20, 2011 3:39 am

    My little contribution for this cause.

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HOPE-FOR-JAPAN/1283669

  48. — April 20, 2011 4:17 am

    Hope: Help Support Japan

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Hope-Help-Support-Japan/1283793

  49. — April 20, 2011 4:22 am

    All posters purchased will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Posters-2010a2011/768976

  50. — April 20, 2011 4:57 am

    I would like to see my desktop wallpaper in this collection. My wallpaper is also cover of the book PRAY FOR JAPAN. :)

    Here goes the link
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/PRAY-FOR-JAPAN/1282575

  51. — April 20, 2011 6:28 am

    For Japan, struck by the force of nature.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/PRAY-FOR-JAPAN/1282291

  52. Monika
    — April 20, 2011 7:17 am

    I have also created artwork for Japan.Please take a look: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Rebuilding-Japan/1278571

  53. Monika B
    — April 20, 2011 7:18 am

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Rebuilding-Japan/1278571…Please take a look.

  54. — April 20, 2011 7:28 am

    Here’s my contribution:
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Ganbatte-Nihon/1235283

  55. — April 20, 2011 8:26 am

    You can also buy a Japan-Flag at http://www.japan-flags.com
    All benefits will be given to the Red Cross.

  56. — April 20, 2011 12:09 pm

    With all my respect to this extraordinary country. Here are my contribution: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Knitting-the-future-CFSL-Tsunami-Project/1284729

  57. — April 20, 2011 12:13 pm

    With all my respect to this extraordinary country. Here are my contribution:
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Knitting-the-future-CFSL-Tsunami-Project/1284729

  58. — April 20, 2011 12:35 pm

    My tribute to japan.

  59. — April 20, 2011 1:49 pm

    Here my contribution to a good project, for a good cause:

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1282843

  60. — April 20, 2011 2:39 pm

    Participation pour l’aide au japon suite à l’appel de la communauté du CFSL:

    Behance link: http://www.behance.net/gallery/AZUMI-TSUNAMI-PROJECT/1285199

    FB link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=203058529728315&set=a.203052203062281.56488.161889840511851&type=1&theater

  61. — April 20, 2011 2:43 pm

    Participation a l’appel de la communauté CFSL pour les victime du Tsunami:

    Behance Link: http://www.behance.net/gallery/AZUMI-TSUNAMI-PROJECT/1285199

    FB link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=203058529728315&set=a.203052203062281.56488.161889840511851&type=1&theater

    Hope for Japan !

  62. — April 20, 2011 6:19 pm

    Prayers From Uganda http://www.behance.net/gallery/HOPE-Japan-0311-Tokumu-90/1286711

  63. Jonathan Jaramillo
    — April 20, 2011 6:21 pm

    This is my Contribution for Japanese People…http://www.behance.net/gallery/Hope-and-Change/1286317

  64. — April 20, 2011 6:26 pm

    Prayers From Uganda
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/HOPE-Japan-0311-Tokumu-90/1286711

  65. — April 20, 2011 10:36 pm

    All my thoughts are with Japanese people. Here are my graphic thoughts > http://www.behance.net/gallery/GRAPHIC-THOUGHTS-JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE/1107505

  66. — April 20, 2011 11:52 pm

    GoodInk has been on it since the 12th of March. Keep it up people.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Japan-Relief-Effort-3122011/1185625

  67. maria gomez
    — April 21, 2011 12:11 am

    Don’t forget japan, my contribution
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/hEARThQUAKES/1288031

  68. Miguel Correia
    — April 21, 2011 10:16 am

    My modest contribuiton to this cause,
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Sun-Will-Rise-Again-Tomorrow/1289205

    By the way could enyone tell me how can i donate this ilustration to any site that could sell it and revert the money to this cause?
    Thank

  69. — April 23, 2011 10:49 pm

    This is my tribute to Japan
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1305699

  70. — April 24, 2011 6:56 am

    This is my 5 posters set dedicated to the cause of Japan Earthquake and nuclear disaster.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/FuckUshima/1306877

  71. — April 25, 2011 2:28 pm

    my contribution . pray for Japan.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Help-Japan/1178773

  72. — April 26, 2011 11:05 pm

    una speranza per il giappone, che possa rialzarsi

  73. — April 27, 2011 11:32 am

    Hope for japan http://www.behance.net/nukdesign

  74. — April 28, 2011 10:19 pm

    These are my 5 contributions to the cause.
    http://www.behance.net/gallery/Japan/1332539

  75. CLEVERSON FERRARA
    — May 3, 2011 11:12 am

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/We-pray-for-JAPAN/1349561

  76. — May 3, 2011 12:57 pm

    I am selling two prints, all proceeds go to JEARS a charity who help the animals affected by Japan’s disaster. There are five editions of each of two designs. Here is all the info about the prints and about the charity: http://www.nicolarowlands.co.uk/2011/04/07/japan-earthquake-animal-rescue-support/

  77. — January 3, 2012 5:50 pm

    here i´ve just finished this project and its for free, use if you want

    http://www.behance.net/gallery/ORIGAMI/2787067

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