This year, we wanted to send something special to our customers every time they received a filter in the mail. After much planning, we are thrilled to announce The Art of Water - an artist collaboration series with six collectable pieces of art we're releasing throughout the year.
We asked some of our favorite artists to design a piece that celebrates water and all it stands for within a limited color palette. Their pieces blew us away. We're excited to share more about the artwork and the artists here:
The Art of Water
#1 by Trevor Rogers
Trevor is a designer and illustrator at charity: water. We’re honored to have Trevor and charity: water kick off our Art of Water series. Their mission to end the global water crisis is something we support, and so do you! Every filter purchased includes a donation to charity: water.
An interview with Trevor:
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Trevor Rogers and I’m a graphic designer. Most of my work falls somewhere between design and illustration. I’m always trying to learn new things about design, and I love experimenting with new styles and techniques, so it’s hard to really put a finger on where I fall on the spectrum. I love working with companies that have integrity and for causes that make a difference in the world. I also love my beagle, Huxley.
Tell us about the piece you created.
This piece was inspired by the work I’ve done with charity: water. Water is truly powerful. It’s really a very strange and wonderful thing. It’s intricate and varied and changing and unified and incredibly beautiful all at once. I tried to capture some of that in this piece. I chose to work with yellow partly to tie in with charity: water’s brand, and partly because it compliments the other colors perfectly and gives them new vibrance.
What does water mean to you?
My relationship with water is interesting. I’ve worked with a ton of different causes, and they’re all very important to me. Water used to be near the bottom of my priority list. But the more I learned about it, the more I realized how amazing water really is. Water is a universal need, and anyone can understand its importance. It has the power to change a community that’s unlike anything else in the world.
How do you use water?
Honestly, about half my water intake comes in the form of coffee. I drink way too much coffee. I try to drink a ton of water, too, but it’s tough. Let’s just say I’m working on it.
How many glasses of water do you drink a day?
I plead the Fifth.
See more of Trevor’s work at: trevorgrogers.com