Student's artwork draws attention for Japan disaster relief

March 16, 2011

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Seeing the unfolding disaster in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan prompted Purdue student Zac Neulieb to want to do something to help. So the graphic designer in the College of Liberal Arts turned to what he does best - art.

Neulieb, a senior from Michigan City, Ind., created a "Help Japan" poster to remind people that they can text "RedCross" to the number 90999 to make relief donations. His poster is on the design website He also is selling his poster for $22.50 online at, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

The black poster features a white seismograph line that represents the activity timeline of an earthquake over the red disk from the Japanese flag.

Purdue's Asian American Association and the Filipino Association are sponsoring an April 2 charity event called the AAA-PFA Basketball Tournament. Proceeds will benefit Red Cross Japan relief.

Student organizations interested in planning fundraising or collection efforts should contact the Student Activities and Organizations office at 765-494-1231,