MWCC’s Computer Graphic Design Club recently raised $2,045 to benefit The One Fund Boston through the sale of specially designed t-shirts. Professor Leslie Cullen, chair of the computer graphic design department, designed the 3 Yellow Balloon logo and t-shirts after the Boston Marathon tragedy as a fundraising contribution for victims of the attack.
Following two explosions at the April 15 marathon, three yellow balloons floated above the ground as chaos erupted among the crowd. These three balloons became profound symbol of the three lives lost. The balloons also pay homage to all the victims and their long recovery ahead; they salute the heroes and the first responders who bravely aided in the hours and days that followed; and represent the manner in which all of Boston, the Commonwealth and beyond, rose together above it all, Cullen said.
“While I felt personally inspired and compelled to create the 3 yellow balloons graphic and subsequent t-shirt design, I wanted to get MWCC students and college community involved. As a proud professor of graphic design, I knew I could count on the school to support this fundraiser,” Cullen said. The CGD club, with the support of other student clubs and organizations, sold 235 t-shirts.
“I couldn’t be happier and more proud to see the college community come together and help sell, as well as buy these t-shirts in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings,” Cullen said. “It feels tremendous to be able to help those who lost their loved ones, and for all of those injured and in some small way, to make a difference.”