Search and Rescue canine teams have always left us in awe. It is not just the perfect bond the dogs share with their handlers, it is their incredible work ethic. With their human partners, these eager dogs step right into devastating situations with only one mission: find someone and bring them back home. To them, it may be a game, blissfully unaware of the weight of their work; to us, it is as selfless as a service to others can be. So, after the big earthquake hit Japan back in 2011, we teamed up with our friend and amazing letterpress printer Olivia “Via” San Mateo of Olive-Route Press and designed an illustration in honor of the search and rescue teams. Each print is signed and numbered and proceeds from the sale of it are donated to the Search Dog Foundation. A few years later, we created a version to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. Proceeds from the sale of digital prints from this edition also benefit SDF. Want to support this cause? Make sure and visit the Mercantile.
ART DIRECTION: Natalia Martinez + Via San Mateo