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Finch Paper & Baltimore Color Plate joins forces with award-winning design director Greg Bennett aka WORKtoDATE to help make a difference in Haiti.

The Haiti Poster Project

Recently, Finch Paper joined forces with internationally recognized, award-winning design director Greg Bennett aka WORKtoDATE (www.worktodate.com) to help make a difference in Haiti. This poster and many others have been donated to the Haiti Poster Project. The Haiti Poster Project was launched three days after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The project is a collaborative effort by the design community to help effect change through our work. Signed and numbered, limited edition posters have been donated by designers and artists from around the world. All money raised will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. This poster is now available among many others.

The concept for this poster “hope lies beneath” was inspired by Haiti’s nickname, La Perle des Antilles. La Perle des Antilles translated from French to English means The Pearl of the Caribbean. A pearl is symbolic of something precious that is sought after. I chose to use it in my design to represent the people affected by this earthquake. I’ve incorporated several Easter eggs in this design revealing facts about this earthquake and if you look closely, you may find a silhouette of Haiti’s country.

A special thanks to Signe Renn and Baltimore Color Plate (www.baltimorecolorplate.com) for donating their printing expertise and Mike Chester of Finch Paper  (www.finchpaper.com)  for donating the premium paper.

Please visit THPP to purchase this poster or learn more.   http://www.thehaitiposterproject.com/