May 1, 2007

Sad, But True

by tackyjulie

1 comment:

Katharine said...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. May 3, 2007- Element 47 Design, local graphic designer and Capitol Hill resident, Linsey Silver, has designed a “rebuild eastern market” t-shirt for all of us who have been touched by the recent fire at our beloved Eastern Market.

In support of Element 47 Design’s ( efforts to raise the needed funds to help those vendors displaced by the fire, local businesses in the area are wearing the shirts this Sunday, May 6th in honor and celebration of Washington, D.C.’s efforts to rebuild Eastern Market and support of those who made the market so special to the community. The t-shirts are available for sale at Dawn Price Baby, Groovy D.C., Marvelous Market on Capitol Hill and Maggie and Lola boutique. Shirts will also be available this Sunday, May 7, 2007 outside the now devastated Eastern Market.

The shirts are American Apparel100% cotton and styles for women, men and children available also on the web at Starting Friday, May 5, 2007. The shirts are $20 and $14 of the dollars will go to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Special Thanks to, who have been generous partners to make this possible for us so quickly.

About Eastern Market:
Eastern Market has been a landmark in the Capitol Hill community by providing a neighborhood market for over a century and a gathering place for all of DC residents and visitors alike. The market was completed in 1873 and designed by Adolph Cluss, a prominent local architect who designed the Franklin and Sumner Schools as well as many other post-Civil War buildings in the District of Columbia. Eastern Market was built to provide a supply of goods to urban residents and act as anchor for residents and a magnet to draw new people. Eastern Market was intended to reshape the city's image and became the first city-owned market to be built under the public works program of the 1870s. Eastern Market is located at 7th and C Sts., SE, across from the Eastern Market Metro Station. It is open to the public every day of the week except for Mondays.
About Element 47 Design
Element 47 Design was founded in 2003 by Linsey Silver when she began teaching at American university. The studio not only serves as an artistic outlet for Silver, but also as a means to connect with her community and share her talents both in and out of the classroom. Silver has been featured in Steven Heller & Teresa Fernandes, Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 3rd ed. 2005 and several California College of the Arts promotional materials. Element 47 is a small but broad-ranging studio capable of handling projects from identity design to posters, brochures, invitations, exhibition design and lots in between. Element 47 Designs has done work for both the non-profit and business community alike. Element 47 was featured in PRINT magazine’s regional design annual in 2006.
Linsey Silver
Element 47 Design,
(202) 547-4047 Katharine O. Reishman
Media Relations