Libraries Are For Everyone: Diné Bizaad

I cannot even begin to express how excited I am to finally have First Nation representation in this sign series!

Please know that I’m happy and very willing to make signs in every language that is submitted to me – so please submit! And yes, I know that there are hundreds Native languages in the Americas: I will get to every. single. one.

If you send me a language, then know that it really helps me if you send it with how to break up the words or not.  So indicate what can be on top of the image, and what can be on the bottom, or if I should not break up certain words or any words at all.

A HUGE thank you to both @daniellefraggle and Roz Johnson for making sure I have this beautiful Navajo version correct!

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring ten diverse library patrons holding various globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Diné Bizaad featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background | hafuboti.com

A NOTE: I am slowly working on getting my artwork uploaded onto the Wikimedia Commons for people to find it easier all the while making all of it “officially” licensed. That said – my entire blog here is under a Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike license – so know that I both want and encourage everyone to download, share, modify, and have fun with my work!

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within the license: I do not want my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and elegance. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you crediting it to “an awesome Punk Rock Book Jockey blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write by Hafuboti on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously. Have fun.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my Libraries Are For Everyone posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

2 thoughts on “Libraries Are For Everyone: Diné Bizaad

  1. Thanks for all your amazing energy, work and support around your leadership in this project. You are harnessing the power of language, collaboration, art and advocacy in a way that benefits all libraries. And that, my friend, is a BIG thing.

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