Project Sunshine for Japan

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Project Sunshine for Japan (motto “Your colours can brighten the land of the rising sun again!”) is a worldwide campaign by Mansoureh (Mana) Rahnama [1][2] in Dortmund, Germany. Rahnama started the networking project in April 2011 in the form of a poster competition in support of the survivors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japan in March 2011.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

History[edit]

Around 400 international designers from 40 countries participated in the competition.[9] A jury (Pamela Campagna + Thomas A. Scheiderbauer (Italy), Holger Jacobs (Great Britain), Wilfried Korfmacher (Germany), Uwe Loesch (Germany),[10] Luba Lukova (USA), John Moore (Venezuela), Woody Pirtle (USA), Christopher Scott (Ireland),[11] and Shinoske Sugisaki (Japan))[12] selected the 100 best posters.[13][14][15] Six posters received recognition and awards (Mark Andersen (USA), Kristina Jovanovic (Serbia), Scott Laserow (USA), Zafar Lehimle (Turkey), Yossi Lemel (Israel), and Tristan Schmitz[16] (Germany).[13] The posters were presented in several exhibitions all over the world.[17][18]

The Book[edit]

Project Sunshine for Japan. Posters, Stories and poems about Fukushima [19] (published in March 2013) presents the award-winning posters and literary articles by authors from 15 countries in 13 languages. Participating authors are Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Rolf Bertram (Germany), Andrea Biscaro (Italy), Biyú Suárez Céspedes (Bolivia), Kevin Chen (Taiwan), Thomas Dersee (Germany), Anton Eisenhauer (Germany), Rainer Frentzel-Beyme (Germany), (Germany), Günter Grass (Germany), Angelica Guzmán (Bolivia), Günther Hager (Austria), Ohm Jung Ho (Korea), Taro Igarashi (Japan), Mustafa Ijaz (Turkey), Koji Ikeda (Japan), Tokiko Kiyota (Japan), Prof. Dr. Masayuki Komatsu (Japan), Wilfried Korfmacher (Japan), Josef Lutz (Germany), Michiko Mae (Germany/Japan), Sarita Mansilla (Bolivia), Stephan Moldzio (Germany), Shinji Nakagawa (Japan), Akmal Nasery Basral (Indonesia), Sixto Paz Wells (Peru), Peace Boat (Japan), Michael Pilath (Germany), Mansoureh Rahnama (Germany/Iran), Sapna Rangaswamy (India), Naemi Reymann (Germany), RICOH Deutschland GmbH (Germany), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan), Prima Santika (Indonesia), Elisabeth Scherer (Germany), Gert Scobel (Germany), Shinnoske Sugisaki (Japan), Shinpei Takeda (Japan), Dejan Vukelic (Serbia), Izumi Yamaguchi (Japan), Peter Zec (Germany), Dirk Zimmermann (Germany), and Rui Zink (Rui Zink). The German poster designer Uwe Loesch created the book cover and exhibition posters.[20]

Exhibitions (selection)[edit]

  • Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne 2012 [22][28]
  • House of Artists in Teheran 2013 [35][36]
  • Vesal e Shiraz in Souratgar Gallery in Shiraz 2013 [37][38]

Publication[edit]

  • Project Sunshine for Japan. Posters, Stories and poems about Fukushima, Editor Mansoureh Rahnama (D), Kettler, Lünen, 2013, ISBN 978-3-86206-219-5 [39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://projectsunshineforjapan.wordpress.com/about/ Website Project Sunshine for Japan (Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  2. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/5007.html reddot design about Project Sunshine for Japan; 15 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  3. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/4522.html red dot design museum, 20 April 2011 (red dot design. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  4. ^ http://www.page-online.de/emag/szene/artikel/posterwettbewerb_sunshine_for_japan (Page German Design Magazine. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  5. ^ http://tokyo-duesseldorf.de/?p=756 Tokyo – Düsseldorf und zurück, 1 June 2011 (Tokyo-Düsseldorf Blog. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  6. ^ http://www.posterpage.ch/compet/11jap.htm Rene Warner, May 31, 2011 (Posterpage.ch. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  7. ^ http://www.blogilvy.nl/2011/05/03/project-sunshine-for-japan/ (Blogilvy 3 May 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  8. ^ http://www.talkmagazine.net/images/issues/TalkMagazine.No.16.pdf (Talkmagazine 8 August 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  9. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/5007.html (reddot design. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  10. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/4522.html (red dot website. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  11. ^ http://christopherscottdesigner.com/work/project-sunshine-for-japan/ (Christopher Scott about Project Sunshine for Japan. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  12. ^ http://www.shinn.co.jp/profile/shinnoskesugisaki/ Shinoske Sugisaki. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  13. ^ a b http://projectsunshineforjapan.wordpress.com/the-winner-of-the-100-selected-poster-2/ (Website Project Sunshine. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  14. ^ http://dmirilen.livejournal.com/44635.html (Website Dmirilen. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  15. ^ http://www.vc.nagaoka-id.ac.jp/project-sunshine-for-japan-%E5%8F%82%E5%8A%A0%EF%BC%8F%E5%BE%A1%E6%B3%95%E5%B7%9D.html (Tetsuro Minorikawa at Nagaoka Institute of Design in japanese language, 3 May 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  16. ^ http://tristanschmitz.tumblr.com/page/4 Tristan Schmitz
  17. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/5007.html (reddot design 15 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014).
  18. ^ https://en.book-fair.com/networking/search_find/companies/listEvent.aspx?PageRequestId=da894178-aeff-4760-a845-2bab0166aaa6&42abdb54-9d4d-4c94-a338-b0e96bcf9e73=08e41691-65af-4e7e-b51a-24091b63791f (Website Frankfurt Book Fair October 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  19. ^ http://www.verlag-kettler.de/en/programm/project-sunshine-japan-posters-stories-and-poems-about-fukushima (Website Publisher Kettler. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  20. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/4522.html (red dot. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  21. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/4522.html (red dot design museum 20 April 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  22. ^ a b c d e f Naemi Reymann (2013). Project Sunshine for Japan. Posters, Stories and poems about Fukushima by Mansoureh Rahnama. Lünen: Ketter. p. 12. ISBN 978-3-86206-219-5. 
  23. ^ http://www.rp-online.de/nrw/100-plakate-zu-fukushima-aid-1.2630910 (Rheinische Post, 7 Dec 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  24. ^ http://www.labkultur.tv/video/flagge-zeigen-fuer-japan-tohoku-erdbeben-tsunami-und-fukushima (Labkultur, 25 June 2011. Website in German. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  25. ^ http://www.afdesta.ir/news/show/94 (Afdesta, Iranian Design Institite 2 August 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  26. ^ http://www.a1retailmagazine.com/latest-news/euroshop-and-japan-shop-present-project-sunshine-for-japan-in-tokyo/ (A1 retail magazine; 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  27. ^ http://www.messe-dus.co.jp/fileadmin/newsletters/EuroRetailNEWS_2012.02.pdf (EuroShop-Traid Fair 15 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  28. ^ a b c d e http://www.aaa.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Internationale_Studierende/Alumni_International/AluInt_Medienpool/NL_0413.pdf (Tu Dortmund Alumni page 6. Spring 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  29. ^ http://npfree.jp/english.html (Conference website. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  30. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/5007.html (reddot design 15 February 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  31. ^ http://myemail.constantcontact.com/OCAD-University-Alumni-Newsletter.html?soid=1101760402938&aid=cjumpPswv50 (OCAD Toronto Canada 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  32. ^ https://en.book-fair.com/networking/search_find/companies/listEvent.aspx?PageRequestId=da894178-aeff-4760-a845-2bab0166aaa6&42abdb54-9d4d-4c94-a338-b0e96bcf9e73=08e41691-65af-4e7e-b51a-24091b63791f (Frankfurt Book Fair October 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  33. ^ http://en.red-dot.org/5007.html (reddot design 15 Feb 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  34. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD0pu5ckaEE (Youtube from 23 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  35. ^ http://www.icograda.org/news/year/2013_news/articles2477.htm (Icograda IDA Canada May 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  36. ^ http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/106714-iran-to-enjoy-project-sunshine-for-japan (Tehran Times 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  37. ^ http://newsite.graphiciran.com/Fa/News/News.aspx?nwsId=873 (Icograda IDA Canada 9 July 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  38. ^ http://www.rangmagazine.com/?type=dynamic&lang=1&id=2822 (Shiraz-Rang Magazine Iran 10 July 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014)
  39. ^ http://www.verlag-kettler.de/en/programm/project-sunshine-japan-posters-stories-and-poems-about-fukushima (Publisher Kettler. Retrieved 8 February 2014)

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