More than 150 graphic designers from around the country ' including from high-powered Seattle poster company Modern Dog ' had the same reaction. They created visually stunning, provocative works of art resonating with palpable emotion, ranging from sheer anger to quiet hope. The posters were offered for sale in signed and numbered limited-edition pressings through the Web site www.thehurricaneposterproject.com, with proceeds going to the Red Cross and other relief organizations. The project was slated to end earlier this spring, but the overwhelmingly positive reaction to it kept it going. "We've had at least two calls from people who lost their houses and bought posters and said it was going to the be first artwork they'd put up in their new house," says Steiner. "The reward for us is all the people who've been touched by this. And it's been amazing to see the design community as a whole rally behind us. Some of these were expensive to print, and the designers put up a lot of their own money to get these printed and send them to us." To date, the project's raised almost $40,000, and now 30 of the posters are en route to Baton Rouge, where they'll be on display beginning Aug. 29 at the Old State Capitol.
Higgins' poster (pictured) has been one of the most popular and quickly sold out of its first pressing. (It's now available in a second edition.) The 38-year-old designer is a former touring musician who spent time in New Orleans, inspiring him to put the uniquely Crescent City touch of the 504 area code in his design. "The feeling and the vibe was so unique when I was there," he says. "I wanted to capture that and also say New Orleans in a way that wasn't super-obvious. [The 504] actually makes people think about it even more."
To view or purchase posters from the Hurricane Relief Poster Project, visit www.thehurricaneposterproject.com or call (720) 304-7210. The Hurricane Poster Project exhibit opens at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge Tuesday, Aug. 29. For more info on the exhibit, call (225) 342-0500.
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.