As with Rockefeller (oil/Foundation) and Jim Carrey (comedy/first wife) the classic paradigm of male achievement is to secure great professional success, then turn around and give something back. Giving it back through art, Ink Initiative.
Just launched, Ink's a poster art purveyor helmed by Red Tettemer's senior art director, who edged toward philanthropy via his Design Bureau of Amerika (serves local bands at artist-friendly rates), and now's going whole hog, donating all Ink's lucre to area non-profits -- making him a true poster boy for charity. The first run of 10 retro-tastic screen-prints mirthfully references '60s and '70s film and TV, with the two-toned "Last Gagslinger" (Wild West gunslinger shooting "BANG!" flags), a frantically running Jack Kirby/Captain America-inspired character ("Must Stay Awake! Must Warn Others!"), and "The Lawbreaker", a promo slick for a mashup of Planet of the Apes and Evel Knievel (tagline: "Ape Shall Not Thrill Ape"). Beneficiaries will change annually, with this year's proceeds going to Philabundance, whose food banks seek to end hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley, now an even more urgent cause thanks to not-food banks.
To keep things fresh, Ink plans to add two to four posters monthly, as the only paradigm more prevalent than successful-men-becoming-more-altruistic is dudes-always-wanting-more.
This Immersive Art Instillation Is Literally out of This World