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.
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
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After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
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