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
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund

Posted on March 21st, 2011 by Sarah


  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 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

  4. — April 14, 2011 8:18 am

    My little contribution:

  5. — April 14, 2011 8:25 am

    With warm thoughts and love!

  6. — April 19, 2011 5:57 pm

    Here is my contribution!

  7. — April 19, 2011 6:15 pm

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

    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…

  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.

  10. — April 19, 2011 6:29 pm

    My ‘Help Japan’ illustration

  11. — April 19, 2011 6:31 pm

    Another designer profiting off the disaster? No.

  12. — April 19, 2011 6:32 pm

    My hug to all Japanese .

  13. — April 19, 2011 6:38 pm


    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$

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

    with love….for Japan:

  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.

    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.

    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 >

    — April 19, 2011 7:17 pm

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



  18. — April 19, 2011 7:19 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan.”JAPAN,STAND UP”.

  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

  21. — April 19, 2011 7:45 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan. “JAPAN,STAND UP”

  22. — April 19, 2011 7:45 pm

    Thank you to Behance for compiling all of this! At Relief By Design ( 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

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

    Come On Japan! 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.

  26. — April 19, 2011 8:12 pm

    My little CGI-Artwork for help Japan. JAPAN,STAND UP

  27. — April 19, 2011 8:24 pm

    HOPE – 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.

    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:


  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:


    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:

    Yao Guai:

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

    they have suffered so many times…
    my visual offering:

  32. — April 19, 2011 9:05 pm

    Here’s my contribution to the brave people of Japan (top poster)

  33. — April 19, 2011 9:13 pm

    a poster to support Japan

    “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

    “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

  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. :)

  37. — April 19, 2011 10:04 pm

    one more about Japan:

  38. — April 19, 2011 10:07 pm

    Donating all proceeds from Help Japan print to International Rescue Committee.

    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:

  40. — April 19, 2011 11:55 pm

    I have several Japan related images at 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,

  41. — April 20, 2011 12:48 am

    Art by a fave artist of mine on deviantArt:

  42. — April 20, 2011 12:50 am

    I have raised over £800+ for Red Cross x Japan Tsunami charity so far via .

    Here’s is how

    Please show your support too ^__^

  43. — April 20, 2011 1:38 am

    Here’s one more for the list.

    Heal Japan

  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, luces de esperanza para japon.

  45. — April 20, 2011 2:19 am

    Here is my little contribution.

  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

    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.

  48. — April 20, 2011 4:17 am

    Hope: Help Support Japan

  49. — April 20, 2011 4:22 am

    All posters purchased will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.

  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

  51. — April 20, 2011 6:28 am

    For Japan, struck by the force of nature.

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

    I have also created artwork for Japan.Please take a look:

  53. Monika B
    — April 20, 2011 7:18 am…Please take a look.

  54. — April 20, 2011 7:28 am

    Here’s my contribution:

  55. — April 20, 2011 8:26 am

    You can also buy a Japan-Flag at
    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:

  57. — April 20, 2011 12:13 pm

    With all my respect to this extraordinary country. Here are my contribution:

  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:

  60. — April 20, 2011 2:39 pm

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

    Behance link:

    FB link:

  61. — April 20, 2011 2:43 pm

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

    Behance Link:

    FB link:

    Hope for Japan !

  62. — April 20, 2011 6:19 pm

    Prayers From Uganda

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

    This is my Contribution for Japanese People…

  64. — April 20, 2011 6:26 pm

    Prayers From Uganda

  65. — April 20, 2011 10:36 pm

    All my thoughts are with Japanese people. Here are my graphic thoughts >

  66. — April 20, 2011 11:52 pm

    GoodInk has been on it since the 12th of March. Keep it up people.

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

    Don’t forget japan, my contribution

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

    My modest contribuiton to this cause,

    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?

  69. — April 23, 2011 10:49 pm

    This is my tribute to Japan

  70. — April 24, 2011 6:56 am

    This is my 5 posters set dedicated to the cause of Japan Earthquake and nuclear disaster.

  71. — April 25, 2011 2:28 pm

    my contribution . pray for Japan.

  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

  74. — April 28, 2011 10:19 pm

    These are my 5 contributions to the cause.

    — May 3, 2011 11:12 am

  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:

  77. — January 3, 2012 5:50 pm

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