Hi Everyone! I couldn't be happier about announcing the launch of the Sympathy Project 1.0 - an endeavor I am incredibly passionate about and one which I hope can start to reshape the communication around illness and death in a way that feels more current and connected to our lives in the 21st century.
The Sympathy Project is currently in development to become an online service specifically for illness and death which will allow people to send cards, announcements and invitations either electronically or by post. Along with serving a practical need during difficult times, the project also hopes to add more meaning to the ritual of sympathy communication.
The goal is to have a collection images and sentiments created by artists/writers/poets either working from personal experience with illness or death or from a general design interest in the topic. The cards will look to connect our stories through art and words and offer a more honest and artistic guide for when we find ourselves in those situations where we do not know what to say or how to express ourselves.
The project is currently accepting submissions for artwork and sentiments. There are already some incredibly talented artists who have become a part of the collection and I can't wait to share their work with you in the coming weeks.
Please visit the Sympathy Project for more information.