After any natural disaster the world is quick to jump in and assist those in need, but also as times passes, can quickly forget the devastation and the time it takes to rebuild physically and mentally. I have to say that from observing the aftermath of the devastation of Nepal, THIS is one of the few natural disasters that has simply not been forgotten over time. I think this speaks volumes of the love people all over the world share for this beautiful and profound country and it’s people.
Metal for Nepal is an organization that we have spoken about before and have been leading worldwide charity events through metal in order to continue to send much needed funds to the right people in Nepal.
On September 5 Metal for Nepal is organizing a festival right IN Nepal and the final line up can be found in the flyer above.
They also talked about the design itself and below you can see a close up of the design and an explanation from the designer themselves.
Please do take a moment to continue to send your love to the people of Nepal – check out Metal for Nepal’s FB page for more global events: https://www.facebook.com/metal4nepal
Designers Visual Amnesia had this to say about this beautiful design:
“This is the official design for the METAL for NEPALfestival inspired by the ‘Thangka’ painting style from the monasteries of Nepal, but i have tried to interpret its intricate geometric ethic in my own style of digital illustrations.
The design represents the traditional and historic motifs and symbols of the ancient land. The main idea is depicted as ‘Kaal Bhairav’ / Shiva “the god of destruction” who is rooted in the culture of Nepal. The destroyer descending from the Himalayas to demolish everything in sight, yet his hands form the symbolic gesture of Buddhist peace ‘sutra’ with a slight twist to form a double horns up \mXm/ which is the universal symbol for metal.
The meaning behind this piece of art is balance; that even though nature destroys via earthquakes and floods, its nature itself that helps us to rebuild via what it provides. Much like melody and heaviness in metal; nature too presents destruction and aggression, as well as the message of peace and brotherhood.
Its an honor being a design partner on such a world impacting initiative. We will rise once again.”