James Joyce is a London-based artist and designer. His work has been exhibited in the annual art show “Secret” at The Royal College of Art in London, and a solo show, “Drawings and Other Objects,” at Kemistry Gallery, London. In addition to producing one-off pieces and editions, he has taken on commissions from international clients including Nike, Levi’s, Wallpaper, The New York Times, and the BBC. His work has appeared in design books and publications such as Creative Review, IdN, and Eye.
Save the Children, which is devoted to gaining proper healthcare, food, education, and protection for children worldwide, has been helping in the post-earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti by providing food, medical aid, clean water, and protection to those in need.
“The idea is simple: A bag is something that we use to carry objects around, and most of the time it’s filled with everyday items. I wanted the tote from one side just to look like a random bunch of objects being carried in a bag, but on the flipside, it explains that these simple objects that we take for granted, like bottled water, toothpaste, and detergent, are actually in very short supply and of vital importance to those suffering in Haiti. The scale of the destruction and suffering in Haiti is so immense, in one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the world, that it’s important to continue to raise awareness and generate help. The aid effort will need to continue for many years after it has disappeared from the news.”
See the complete set at My Design Shop. There are only 25 of each design, and they all come with a handmade hang tag and are individually numbered. All proceeds will go to the charity that the designer has chosen.
BROWSE OTHER DESIGNERS Atelier Télescopique for Fondation de France
Büro Destruct for Greenpeace
Christoph Niemann for Doctors Without Borders
Deanne Cheuk for Smile Train
Ed Fella for Pacifica Radio
Geoff McFetridge for Gabriella Charter School
HORT for Amnesty International
Laurent Fetis for The World Wildlife Fund
Rick Valicenti for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Si Scott for The World Wildlife Fund
Spin for Bone Cancer Resear
**Contest Winner: Sawdust for the British Heart Foundation