The Mojave Desert Land Trust and Los Angeles-based artist Ed Lum have teamed up to create these limited-edition designs inspired by the daily actions we can take to support desert conservation. Each magnet measures 2.5’’ x 3.5’’ and is made in the USA with recycled paper and steel by MDLT sponsor Badge Bomb, a member of 1% For The Planet. Each sale supports MDLT’s mission to protect the Mojave and Colorado Deserts’ ecosystems and their natural, cultural, and scenic resource values.
Keep Night Skies Dark – According to the International Dark Sky Association, light pollution is increasing twice as fast as the global population. Fortunately, light pollution is the easiest kind of pollution to fix. Shielding lights, reducing wattage, and turning outside lights off when not in use is helpful to improve the circadian rhythms of wildlife and humans alike.
About the Artist:
Ed Lum is a fourth generation Chinese American and the youngest sibling of three; born in 1966 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and raised in El Sereno, just seven miles from downtown Los Angeles. He currently lives in the Monterey Trailer Park, which was awarded Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument status in 2002. Ed’s gifts as an artist were evident as a young child and throughout his school years. While taking art courses at various colleges and searching for something different, his love of everything vintage began and would come to influence his life and work. A talented graphic artist, Ed’s artwork has qualities reminiscent of early 20th century travel posters and the WPA artists of the 1930s and 1940s. See more of Ed’s work at MisterLum.com.