Awhile back i was asked to contribute to a charity art project that would go to help rasie money and awareness for the Maggies Cancer Caring centres. The Memories project was put together by Rishi Sodha, Stuart Boyd, Antony Kitson and freelance journalist and copywriter Garrick Webster.
Memories looks at the thoughts and experiences of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones. There are ten stories inside, each looking at one person’s recollection of a particular day in the struggle against cancer. For each of these ‘memories’ a dozen leading artists, illustrators and designers have created their own visual response. Two further stories were ‘open brief’ and invited creatives worldwide to make their own images to accompany the text. The best submissions went into the book.
2 years later, the book was launched in Dec of 2011 and is available to buy direct from the Memories website. Below is a little look at my contribution to Patrick Woodcocks poem about the loss of his mother in 2006. Its a great book, with illustrations from a wide variety of artists and goes to help a worthwhile cause, order a copy while there are still some left!