A few days ago the kick-booty Brittany G., Youth Service Director at Waunakee Public Library, reached out to me. She had a request for me – to make black and white images of the original Libraries Are For Everyone signs. She, like many librarians out there, has grayscale restrictions on printing materials for her summer programming. Like any requests I receive, I answered her honestly: I wasn’t sure if it was doable or that it would look good, but I’d try and get back with her. I tweaked one image and sent it to her for an okay, and when I received it (I think it was something like “That’s perfect! I love it! Thank you!!!!”), I adjusted the six other images.
And because I know there are others out there who would appreciate this, I’m sharing my work here. Again, please use in any way (including remixing). I also want to again point out that I do not want my name on the work – especially if it’s as a sign or on pamphlets or whatever – it takes away from the impact of the simple imagery and statement.
Now, without further ado, grayscale versions:
And please know that you can write and ask me about anything. I seriously consider all requests, and promise that I will answer honestly – which might end with an apology that I either can’t or won’t fulfill the request. I have to balance what I can do easily, with other more time-consuming things (which includes self care). So write me! You won’t know what I will say or do until you reach out.