Source: Lucas Krull. The red sun symbol of Japan is losing cohesion. Looking as if the red ink was doused with water, it is a powerful metaphor for the suffering and shock in the aftermath of the natural and man-made disaster.
Tears for Japan
Combining typography and symbolism, this is a simple message using the international letters for help. The background texture makes it moody, being grimy and dirty, not something negative in this context but adds to the general idea and emotion of this graphic.