no fin no future poster



this is a limited edition poster that i recently created for pangeaseed, a tokyo-based grassroots organization dedicated to educating and raising international awareness on the plight of sharks. Through volunteer activism and various mediums including art, music, film, and photography, pangeaseed aims to create an open dialog with the global community to develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect sharks and their habitat.

this poster in particular deals with the practice of finning, whereby sharks are fished out of the oceans, removed of their valuable dorsal fins and then thrown back into the water to die slowly. i am honored to be involved with the effort to raise awareness of this practice and (hopefully) in some small, way help to end it.

the poster is a 12" x 18" 3-color screenprint and is limited to a run of 65. i will be debuting the print and selling a small portion of them (20 or less) for $20 each at my upcoming show (details below) and the remainder of the run will be shipped off to japan for pangeaseed to sell at their events. all proceeds from sales will go to pangeaseed.

nourish: a frenzy of illustrations (by tom whalen)
friday, april 23, 2010 6-9 pm
the gallery @ butterflies healthy food
4019 west skippack pike
skippack, pa 19474
butterflieshealthyfood.com


the event is sponsored and promoted by the kick-ass design/apparel boutique, pinkie out.

if you're interested in purchasing a poster, please drop me a line at tom@strongstuff.net.

the end.

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