Eat So They Can is not over! It’s still time to be part of this global event. You have until the end of 2010 to register as an host, organize your diner, and maybe win a trip to Africa in connection with the distribution trip: distribution of the funds raised thanks to you. There are now nearly 1200 events in 94 countries.
For our part, we hosted our own lunch on Sunday, October 18: a BBQ despite the rain! And we collected $ 243.26 U.S. during this party.
From a development standpoint, there is still much work to do for improving the website… we’ve got plenty of new feature ideas for 2011! But for now, I suggest you take a look at these free online resources, my last artwork for Eat So They Can this year.
Resources are a full range of graphics products downloadable for free by the hosts that contain a considerable amount of information on the causes and our actions in various countries in need. Most of them are equally accessible to all users. In this library, there is a generic and a customizable poster, a flyer and an invitation to your party, a business card, a place mat, a sticker, all the DVD sections (the videos are also available on YouTube), a selection of recipes from the world, and the key facts (one poster per cause with details).
Here is a small graphic overview of these various documents that I advise you to consult for more information about the different causes championed by Eat So They Can and how to find a recipe that comes out of the ordinary:
To create the logo for Eat So They Can, we spent a lot of time and energy at the beginning of the year. The new logo is quite similar to the old one, but has some new concept. For instance, last year, the fundraising was only given to African communities. This year, the funds will be distributed in Africa, Asia, and America.
Here are some ideas we tried before selecting THE Eat So They Can logo 🙂
One of the first Idea was to use a bunny bag or a bowl to depict the food by using a generic object: the bags which are used to transport food and the bowl which is the most common container.
The following logo has not been chosen due to the too significant opposition between the white woman eating on the left and the black girl on the right. This might have caused issues.
A batch of logos were based on the square which is easier to integrate in various design like posters, websites or business cards.
These logos are quite similar to the final one: colors and orientation of the text.
If you want to see the final logo, have a look at Eat So They Can.
Eat So They Can is an international event fundraiser organized by GVN Foundation. Each participant, or host, is organizing a meal for the day against global hunger on October 16 and performs fund raising until the date of the meal.
With my colleague we made several graphics for the dressing of the site, here is a small selection:
And here is the final version:
As you can see, I’ve subscribed as an host: Julie’s event and will organise a party at home for this great cause: Women’s empowerment the 16 October 2010. So if you want to support this cause too, participate to my fund raising now!