Art aids Joplin
June 9th, 2011
01:40 PM ET

Artists selling original prints to benefit Joplin

As tornado cleanup continues in Joplin, Missouri, graphic artists in St. Louis are lending their talents to the effort.

The marketing and design firm Moosylvania is selling original prints that its art directors designed that pay homage to Joplin. The prints are $25 each and can be viewed and purchased here through PayPal. All proceeds benefit the United Way Small Business Fund, said Brook Boyer, who came up with the idea for the campaign.

Her family is from Joplin.

"I wanted to do something, and I asked our art directors if they would help," she said. "They all jumped in. I was so touched by how hard they worked on this. I'm really proud that we could do our small part to help."

The artwork has been available online for a week, and 200 prints have been sold.

To contact the United Way and find out how to help Joplin tornado survivors, visit their website.

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  3. CSnSC

    Uh, isnt original prints an oxymoron ?

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  7. Henry

    So nice to see people contribute their time and talent for the victims of the devastating storms. Good look to the people of Missouri.

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