20 September 2007

The Breast Cancer Campaign


This is the pattern - based on the fact that 1 out of 9 women suffer from breastcancer. I made 9 pair of breasts in different shapes and colours- with one breast missing in the last pair.


Here´s the pattern on some of the products that will be sold in different shops in DK in October.


So this is the special project I wanted to tell you about. Last year I wrote this post about how October is the Breast Cancer Awareness month - and why breast cancer is an issue close to my heart, since both my mother and grandmother has suffered from it and survived it! - and since my aunt on my fathers side died from it a few years ago. Well this year I designed the logo & patterns for this years Breast Cancer Campaign for The Danish Cancer Society. I´ve been working on this project during the last year - and it´s so nice to be able to share it now- and to see my design on t-shirts, silk scarfes, rubberboots etc.

It´s been a great project not only because it´s an issue close to my heart but also because it´s been a great introduction to pattern design for me - it´s been learning by doing - and I have grown a big passion for pattern design. Another great thing is that it all happend because of my blog - because last year I contacted The Danish Cancer Society to ask the name of the designer behind the pattern - so I could blog about it - and after the phonecall I sent the person I´d talked to some of my postcards - she showed them to the right persons who then contacted me to ask if I would enter a design for next years campaign. I did and the rest is history...
To inspire others to support the fight against breastcancer I´ve now also started a fundraising campaign at the campaign website, where people can easily support or start their own fundraising campaign. My plan is to fundraise 10.000 dkr. aprox. 1850 dollars and it´s going really well so far :) You can support it here - or even better - spread the word about this project on your blog, please. My hope is to inspire others to use their creativity and talents to support an issue close to their heart.

21 comments:

Malene Hald said...

Hi Sidsel

This pattern is amazing - can't wait till the things get out in the shops. Digg the rubber boots!

/Malene

Lotte said...

Good campaign and a GREAT breast pattern...love it...
I just bought the bracelet yesterday in a bookshop...

Hekla said...

Very fine and simple design (thats why it works for me). I like it. Rubber boots with breast, thats a new one...I know a woman who lived happy for the last 10 years with NO breast. I am not sure, that I would be happy without. But I would be happy to help by buying one of your designs.

sabine Brandt said...

· { I love it, must have a t-shirt } ·

Libby said...

Where can we buy a T-shirt? Do they sell online and will they ship to Australia?
Beautiful design.

Anonymous said...

i am very happy you did that pattern; i am a fan of your blog, i look at it every week; and i am a french radiologist doing breast cancer screening .
thank you for everything.
marie-christine

elimkolum said...

ki ı am writing form turkey ı write about your campaign ı love your design thanks
and where can we buy t shirt to turkey ?

Hanne said...

Söde Sidsel!

Det er saa genialt! Jeg er bare saa stolt af dig!
Held og lykke til dig og alle andre kvinder......!

Joy said...

this is SO beautiful sidsel!
-joy

Caroline said...

How wonderful pattern! By the way...I love your blog!

kelly said...

i LOVE your design.

the boots are very cool - is there a page in english where i could purchase these items?

designing for a cause is very rewarding :} i want to show some support -

take care!
k+

Katherine said...

Wow! How inspiring you are! A great design for a great cause.

leanne Dolin said...

great stuff!!!i am walking in the breast cancer 3 day in atlanta in 2 weeks (60 miles over 3 days) and would love to buy a poster or shirt....is that possible? thanks much
gatorleanne@msn.com

Anonymous said...

This design is so sharp and stylish! I would purchase tee shirts if they were made available. And October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the states and this is a great way to show support. Found you via OhJoy!
Faye

indigo said...

What a great idea and beautifully done! I particularly LOVE the t-shirt. Can I order them online to be delivered to Singapore? Here via ImedaGoze!

irene said...

Oh wow Sidsel, this SO beautiful!! You have done an amazing job with this logo, congratualtions, and it's for such a good cause.

Sue said...

i just bought like this one. the price is just marvelous. i highly suggest it.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Congratulations on designing the very best image I've ever seen for this cause. You are extremely talented. I just discovered your blog and I love it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It's great idea to make designer boots for the breast cancer company! Thank you that you are doing that!

Fernando Angarita said...

Hi Sidel
I love your design, really original and artsy. I am planning a conference at my medical school in Colombia and found your design to be just perfect for our poster. I was hoping to contact you for permission request. Please email soon at: fangarita@javeriana.edu.co

meleisenberg said...

Hi there Sidsel, I LOVE your design! The research and beauty behind the logo is so apparent. I am attending a fund raising event in honour of my friend who has had and lived through Breast Cancer (at 42), My grandmother also had and survived it, as well as my father. It's so rare for a man to get it. I wanted to purchase some of your t shirts to on sell at the event. I get the feeling they are all sold out, but if there is a chance to purchase any, I'd love to. We live in Australia. I am also a designer (magazine mostly). Your designs are so inspiring, thank you.

Regards,

Mel