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Punk Label Donates $1million to Charities
October 30, 2007, 10:23 pm
Filed under: Companies, Music, News, Non-profit | Tags: , , ,

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While other music labels are whining about the music industry. Hopeless records is giving money away to causes!

Sub City record label was created 8 years ago by the newly-prolific punk label Hopeless Records when they reached a point of selling more albums than they needed to support the label itself. Louis Posen – founder and president of Hopeless Records – thought it would be a good idea to start a second label that would be devoted to helping out less-fortunate people through donations and raising awareness. The name Sub City in part describes the subsidies it would provide to non-profit organizations, as well as declaring the underground roots of the music and people who are involved. Today Sub City and Hopeless Records are celebrating their million-dollar-milestone. Between Sub City’s sales proceeds and Hopeless Records’ Take Action Tour, the group have donated more than $1 million USD to more than 50 nonprofit organizations.”

Posen describes the charity structure as such:

“We wanted it to be clear to the fans that when they buy a release, 5 percent of the suggested retail list price is going the charity they see on the back of the record and in the literature in the insert and they know that’s coming from the label and the artist and it’s based on gross, not on profits. So they can be very clear what the donation is, where it’s going and who’s giving it.”

Whining and complaining about your industry doesn’t help anyone. So for all the other labels out there. Take some notes from Hopeless Records.

Via > Music News Culture



Consumption is Art
October 30, 2007, 9:53 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, People, Video | Tags: , , , ,

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At least that’s what Chris Jordan thinks. Watch how Chris uses his creative digital imaging techniques to explore global consumption.

Watch the video here,.. courtesy of Current.

Via > PSFK



60 Unite for UNICEF
October 25, 2007, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, Limited-edition

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Spotted over at JoshSpear >

“To commemorate its 60-year anniversary of fighting for children’s rights, UNICEF used its exceptional talent in organizing people for a worthy cause to gather the work of 60 renowned artists for a just-released anthology called 60, Unite for Children. Illustrators and graphic designers like Joshua Davis, Tokidoki, The Ronin and Tara McPherson contributed interpretations of their world views to the 180-page tome, some of which the book’s website material warns are “abstract, others more explicit; some will be radiant, others dark and pessimistic.”  60, Unite for Children kicks off a worldwide traveling exhibit for a year that will begin in November. There are only 2,000 copies of this book around, and all profits from the sale of book will go back to UNICEF.”

Get one before they’re all gone.

Via > JoshSpear



Free Rice
October 24, 2007, 2:33 pm
Filed under: Campaigns, Games, News

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FreeRice.com just may be the coolest time wasting thing you can do on-line. Except like most other time wasting activities on-line (insert how you waste time here_) FreeRice actually accomplishes two goals. 

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.

2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Here’s how it works >

FreeRice has a custom database containing thousands of words at varying degrees of difficulty.  It starts by giving you words at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. When you get a word wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three words in a row right, you go to a harder level. Every time you get a word right you donate 10grains of rice that is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program. How cool is that. The site raises money for the rice through it’s advertisers.

Instead of (insert how you waste time here_) go to www.FreeRice.com today and do something truly productive. I got to level 23 and raised 44o grams of rice. See if you can do better,.. I hope you can.

FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

Via > PSFK



Design21 Competition
October 17, 2007, 12:13 pm
Filed under: Contest, Design, News

Attention Designers! Check out this great opportunity brought to you by Design21 >

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Visit Design21 for all the contest details. Good Luck!



1.111.111
October 11, 2007, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Design, idUnited, News

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idUnited has just released it’s first “virtual” product. Once purchased you will gain exclusive access to a “secret” facebook group. That’s all I can say. For now….

visit > idUnited 



Princess Diana (concert update)
October 5, 2007, 11:26 am
Filed under: Charity, Events, People, Update

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Back in July we wrote about how Prince William and Prince Harry were marking the 10th year anniversary of their mother’s death with a concert event to celebrate her life. Well It has just been announced that the concert raised £1.2 million for charity. Eight organisations will receive at least £150,000 each from the proceeds.

The charities will also benefit from the proceeds of the concert DVD, which goes on sale on November 5.

Well done fellas.

Via > The Press Association