St.Louis based Moosylvania put together a series of posters to benefit relief efforts in the tornado-stricken city of Joplin, Mo. Each poster is signed by the artist and screen printed by hand to order. All proceeds will be donated to the Southwest Missouri chapter of United Way to aid in the economic reconstruction.
Drawing inspiration from posters of the American Great Depression era that promote similar messages of hope and strength, Ryan Doggendorf uses large hands as a metaphor for the help needed to rebuild Joplin.
Lynn Ullman has used a simple, evocative message of hope to illustrate that Joplin will, one day, restore its beauty and peace. The line – “somewhere over the rainbow” – comes from the classic film The Wizard of Oz, which features a tornado in the opening scene. Lynn has used a bluebird – the state bird of Missouri – to represent and encourage an uplifting sense of strength
The city of Joplin was founded for mining, and designer Elyse Brisko sees the challenge of rebuilding is just as elemental and requiring just as much passion for the region. She brings to life the pathway to regrowth in this poster.