Thursday, March 5, 2009

HOPE mural

I stumbled upon this on Flickr yesterday, and had to share it, even though this took place in 2006.

Check out the press release, below.

Youth Brand Artists and Designers Create a Mural to Raise Awareness and Money for Social Causes
ASR Hosts The Bridge Mural on September 8, 9 and 10 2006

Contact: Scott Hancock

(SAN DIEGO) — September 8, 9 and 10 at the San Diego Convention Center - A team of well-known artists and designers from the top action sports and youth lifestyle brands will create an 8’ x 32’ collage/mural at the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Expo as part of the Bridge. The mural is designed to generate awareness and support of social causes such as SurfAid International and the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Contributing artists and designers will glue or paint images on the mural that illustrate their interpretation of the word “Give”, the theme of the project.

Artists from Atticus Clothing, Etnie Girl, Jedidiah, LRG, Macbeth, Mada, Quiksilver, Sessions, To Die For, Tribal Gear and more will contribute to the design of the mural on September 8 and 9. Their work will be filmed as part of a documentary, that will air on the Bridge website, The finished mural will be displayed September 10 at the ASR Trade Expo, then auctioned off at a later date where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to SurfAid International and the Keep A Breast Foundation. Details on the auction will eventually be posted on the Bridge website and on the Glue website.

Custom shirts will be designed by some of the participating brands for this event and will be sold on the Bridge website. Proceeds will go to both SurfAid International and the Keep A Breast Foundation.

The Bridge Mural event is part of a larger Bridge campaign that includes an interactive website, The Bridge site is a metaphorical “bridge of change and hope,” which connects people who want to make a difference in the world. People participate by uploading art, music, or video content related to their social activism to add virtual miles to the Bridge. The goal is to connect enough people on the Bridge to represent the 24,902-mile circumference of the globe, and build awareness of pressing social issues.

The Bridge project is presented by, an organization whose aim is to “bring people together to make a difference”. exists to create a community of purpose-driven individuals with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. The Bridge projects lead into the launch of a larger community networking website,, in 2007. The Bridge site builds awareness of social issues and site will take that awareness a step further by providing a venue for creating community based on interest in social issues, content and resources regarding social action, and tools for getting involved in social causes.


Created in 2005 to connect people with a passion for making a difference. is a cooperative, transparent, online community of passionate, purpose-driven people, causes and corporations who want to change the world. provides a venue to inspire and change the way people give of themselves, their talents and their resources.

About The ASR Trade Expo:

The ASR Trade Expo is an action sports and youth lifestyle three day event where the industry’s brands and buyers from markets such as surf, skate, swim, snow, footwear and fashion come to see the hottest trends, experience the industry and acquire the latest lines to drive store sales. Over 18,000 people from over 60 countries attend the ASR Trade Expo. www.asrbizcom

About the SurfAid International:

SurfAid, a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs, is working to educate communities and fight disease such as Malaria in Mentawai and now Mozambique and Cambodia. The non-profit organization was started six years ago by a physician and surfer named Dr. Dave Jenkins who was on a search for the perfect waves and discovered the Mentawai people who were suffering and dying from diseases preventable in most countries.

About the Keep A Breast Foundation:

The Keep A Breast Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the fight against Breast Cancer by creating plaster casts of the female torso, which artists then paint. The finished art pieces are auctioned off to raise funds for the fight against Breast Cancer. Their mission is to produce art events that increase breast cancer awareness among young people and benefit breast cancer education, prevention and treatment programs in communities around the world.

To participate, go here!

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