The Arts & Crafts Press offers a new block print that will be sold to raise funds for earthquake victims in Japan.
The people at The Arts & Crafts Press have recently announced a new block print depicting a seascape of "Matsushima Bay," just northeast of Sendai along the coastline hit by the tsunami. The "Matsushima Bay" prints will be sold for $30 each and will be ready for shipping on March 26th.
All of the proceeds will go towards a volunteer organization called Empact Northwest that is at this moment in Japan working to provide medical relief in the Sendai area. Size of the print is about 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". It comes in a soft paper wrapper (not matted). Edition number is 500 and is signed by designer Yoshiko Yamamoto.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, The Arts & Crafts Press was founded in 1996 by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto. They specialize in crafting letterpress printed note cards and limited-edition block prints.