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Dealing with disaster: the Second Aid survival kit

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Located near major tectonic plate boundaries, it has a long history of seismic activity. In light of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March 2011, Japanese designer Nosigner (opens in new tab) launched OLIVE (opens in new tab), a wiki-style site that provides information and how design can improve the lives of earthquake survivors.

And following the same initiative is this cleverly designed Second Aid survival kit. Created in collaboration with the Kohshin Trading company of Sendai, Nosigner's design includes helpful information and basic supplies needed for survival.

The white box is reminiscent of a first aid kit, featuring bold red type, with the 'O' purposely filled in to represent the red circle of the Japanese flag. This is a really considered and cool concept – and one that wouldno doubt come in very handy for anyone in affected areas.

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Kerrie Hughes
Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.