Featuring a selection of over 200 pages from the journals of photojournalist Dan Eldon, The Journey is the Destination is the legacy of a young artist killed just as his creative powers were beginning to be recognized by himself and others. Already an international inspiration for a documentary, a feature film, a clothing line, and the Spring 2011 collection of Tom's Shoes, Dan's life sets an example of how to be young, human, and alive and will continue to inspire future generations as it has for the past decade.
Photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the astonishing illustrated journals that would form The Journey is the Destination when he lost his life at age twenty-two while on assignment in Somalia. He also bequeathed a life story that has inspired students, teachers, artists, and creative activists. Raised in Kenya, Dan grew up with a unique outlook on life. Through adventurous safaris and benevolent crusades around the world, he crafted a philosophy of curiosity, creativity, and charity. This unique visual biography showcases previously unpublished artwork from Dan's acclaimed journals, letters, and snapshots that takes readers on a journey through Dan's life and beyond, exploring the impact made by this remarkable artist on everyone who has encountered his story.
Inspired by Dan Eldon's wildly creative journals, this notebook allows anyone to create their own artist's journal. Appealing for artists of all ages, the notebook features Dan Eldon's artwork and hand-lettered quotes from his journals as well as room to draw, collage, dream, and write.
Only 22 when he lost his life on assignment in Somalia, photojournalist Dan Eldon left behind much more than the journals that became the basis for Chronicle’s best-seller The Journey Is the Destination. He left a lifetime of adventures that continue to inspire. Raised in Kenya, he took numerous expeditions across Africa that helped him to understand and love the continent. Through his safaris and benevolent crusades–and with interludes of study and work in the US and London, and trips around the world–he crafted a philosophy of curiosity, creativity, adventure, and charity. Intensely visual, like the life it describes, Dan Eldon: The Art of Life is more than a biography. It is an exploration of one man’s will to take in everything life has to offer; an example of a life lived for art, and art experienced as life.
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The Dan Eldon Collection
is the exclusive online gallery store for purchasing prints of Dan Eldon’s art. His legacy continues to grow through his words and images, inspiring others to realize their dreams through his spirit of “creative activism.” Dan’s artwork has been featured in countless newspapers and magazines around the world, including a NY Times feature in 2007, and exhibited in prestigious collections and in major institutions.
The Eldon family donates the profits from the sale of Dan Eldon prints to support the Dan Eldon Educational Exhibits at Creative Visions Foundation.
Shapeways partnered with Creative Visions to launch 'Design For Good', an initiative to bring awareness to important causes through 3D design. We have launched a jewelry line inspired by Dan Eldon. Each piece acts as a tangible reminder of your vow to live life to the fullest and channel your inner creative activist. A portion of your proceeds goes to Creative Visions to support creative activists around the world.