Libraries Are For Everyone

One of the bestest-best things that has happened as a result of having this blog is that I get to connect with librarians from all over the world. It’s just flat-out awesome. And sometimes those connections lead to a collaboration like what just recently happened with Julie Syler and Ashley Jones from the Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas. They were preparing for National Library Legislative Day, and wanted to use my images. One thing led to another and we ended up making some pretty sharp-looking images for the occasion. (coughHUMBLEBRAGcoughcough)

Because we all love to share, we decided to post our creations here for anyone/everyone to use!

Without further ado – click on, download, and use any or all of the following images:

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a rose background | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with an orange background - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a yellow background - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme OR as a profile picture | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a green background - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme OR as a profile picture | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a blue background - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme OR as a profile picture | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a purple background - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme OR as a profile picture | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone sign with a yellow background with 10 diverse representations of library patrons - can be used for National Library Legislative Day or Build a Better World 2017 CSLP theme OR as a profile picture | hafuboti.com

Get an updated version of the above sign (with global variety) by following this link.

There you have it: something that I would not have done if someone hadn’t reached out to me!  (hint-hint eyebrow wiggle)

I’d love to know if you or your library end up using any or all of these signs either in the comments here, or by emailing me at hafuboti@gmail.com. Otherwise, I just plan on making high-pitched EEP! noises if/when I come across one of these in the wild (like as a profile pic or some such thing).

OTHER LANGUAGES AVAILABLE:
Spanish
Czech
Russian
Arabic
French
Japanese
Dutch
German
Icelandic
Malay
Vietnamese
Hmong
Mandarin
Georgian
Bengali
Swedish
Tamil
Braille
Portuguese
American Sign Language
Armenian
Wolof
Greek
Diné Bizaad
Hindi
Telugu
Italian
Polish
Malayalam
Turkish
Serbian
Korean
Thai
Danish
Hebrew
Belarusian
Basque
Farsi
Klingon
Irish Gaeilge
Chinese
Latin
Amharic
Hatian Creole
Somali
Afaan Oromo
Esperanto
Nepalese
Khmer
Hungarian
Sugs’tun
Afrikaans
Zulu
SiSwati
Obijwe
Xhosa
Southern Sotho
Sepedi
Karen
Bulgarian

 

THE FREE FONT THAT I USED

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).

Build a Better Artwork pt. 3

Grouping of four diverse modified public library symbols | hafuboti.com

I recently realized that I could easily modify my alternative summer programming artwork (here and here) to give a wider variety and make them overall more useful in library land. The way I’d do that would be to take each image and replace what the character was holding with a globe.

I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and  Bryce for brainstorming ideas to represent PWD. These images would not be as diverse if I had not had their help.

There is a subtle difference in these images from their original counterparts: I moved the figures so that all would line up along the bottom line of their arms. The thought was that if you line them up, then they’d have a nice flow and their diverseness would be even more obvious.

Feel free to click on and download any or all of these and use them throughout your library, as profile pictures, buttons, etc.

Modified public library logo featuring a yellow background and an elderly person holds the world instead of a book | hafuboti.com

Modified public library logo featuring a burnt orange background featuring a First Nation man holding the Earth | hafuboti.com

Alternate library logo featuring an African-American girl holding a globe on a purple background | hafuboti.com

A different take on the universal public library logo featuring a person holding the planet on a golden background | hafuboti.com

An awesome African-American woman holds the world on this alternative public library logo | hafuboti.com

An edgy person with a cochlear implant holds the world in a special version of the universal public library image | hafuboti.com

A person in a reclining wheelchair looks at an assistive device that displays the planet Earth | hafuboti.com

Homage to the public library logo featuring a woman wearing a hijab while gazing at the planet | hafuboti.com

Library logo featuring an African-American male with a hearing aid and an epic fade holding the planet vs. a book | hafuboti.com

A female with a tracheotomy holds the world in this modified universal public library symbol | hafuboti.com

As always, if you feel that I have misrepresented or made any unintentional errors in any of my artwork, then please let me know.

Also please consider sending me a thank you donation for sharing this artwork. These look simple, but as anyone who does minimalist work knows, it’s deceptively difficult. For example: the female engineer took about 16 hours to complete. Seriously. So thank you for your thank you if you choose to thank me!

Build a Better Artwork pt. 2

If you’re a librarian or a Punk Rock Book Jockey prepping for the upcoming CSLP theme of Build a Better World, and you don’t want to use the artwork provided (or want to beef up what’s provided), then do I have some art for you! Also, don’t feel limited by this summer’s theme with these images. Please feel free to use any and all of these to support libraries!

Be sure to check out Part One here.

I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and  Bryce for brainstorming ideas to represent PWD. These images would not be as diverse if I had not had their help.

Also!

I will be posting a bonus set of images very soon! I realized that there was an easy Photoshop tweak to up the usefulness of this artwork. Heh.

And here they are!

Feel free to click on any and all of the following images to get a super-high-res version that you can download and use:

Quadriplegic or PWD person in a reclining wheelchair looking at a assistive device that displays a house | hafuboti.com

African American man with a hearing aid holding a potted plant for Build a Better World and more | hafuboti.com

Girl with tracheotomy holding the recycle symbol Build a Better World and more for public libraries | hafuboti.com

A chemotherapy patient or an Orthodox Jewish woman holding the world wide web or internet symbol | hafuboti.com

An African American woman holding a compass for Build a Better World or anything else for public libraries | hafuboti.com

huge thank you to all my friends for their feedback on each of these images. This time around I sought opinions on potential issues before posting in case I made an unintentionally insensitive image. That said: if we all failed to catch something, then please let me know either in the comments or via email at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Finally, it’s very appreciated, though not required to send me a thank you donation for sharing my artwork. Just click on the donation link on the sidebar of this site and you’ll be taken to my Paypal.

Oh My Anne Carroll Moore!

Many months back I created another pop-culture/library symbol mashup series – this time featuring the Lumberjanes! I somehow managed not to share them here on my blog, for some reason. Most likely forgetfulness.

But if you haven’t read Lumberjanes and/or it’s not part of your library’s collection – then add it and read it! Ladies need more positive representations in comics. Just sayin’.

Now, without further ado, here are the library lumber ladies:

A Lumberjanes homage with the gals mashed up with the universal public library symbol | hafuboti.com The universal public library symbol gets remade with Mal from the Lumberjanes | hafuboti.com A loving homage mashup of the Lumberjane's Molly with the public library logo | hafuboti.com Lumberjanes' Molly as a public library symbol | hafuboti.com Jo from Lumberjanes reads a book as a homage to both the comic Lumberjanes and public libraries everywhere | hafuboti.com Lumberjanes' Ripley is turned into a public library symbol. Naturally. | hafuboti.com

Click on any of the images above to get a higher resolution of each image. As always, feel free to copy, use, and/or modify any of these images.

I do have the very top image for sale at Redbubble, and a thank you donation option is available on the sidebar of my blog.

And seriously, check out Lumberjanes – it’s absolutely wonderful and worthy of fan homages.

Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

After over a year of excitement awaiting what the “new art process” for the CSLP would yield, I was disappointed (to say the very least). That’s all I’ll say about that.

So back to the literal drawing board I went!

I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and  Bryce for brainstorming ideas to represent PWD. These images would not be as diverse if I had not had their help.

This is the first set of Build a Better World alternative summer programming artwork that I’ll release. I wanted to get a set out for librarians who are already putting marketing materials out and planning their summers. I don’t know when I’ll get the next set out, but I’ll try to do so before the end of the year.

Now without further ado, this is what I’ve created so far:

Alternative artwork for the Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2017 theme Build a Better World: elderly woman holding a globe

Young boy architect holds building for alternative summer program at libraries

Muslim woman in a hijab holding a microscope alternate summer library programming art | hafuboti.com

African-American girl toddler holding alphabet blocks for alternative library summer programming art

Native American male holding a water drop for Build a Better World alternative artwork

Person with cochlear implant holding an LGBTQ heart as an option for alternative #SRP2017 artwork | hafuboti.com

Looking for the image with the punk rocker? I reworked it after I learned that some Native Americans have very strong feelings about Mohawks being cultural appropriation – which makes total sense (and thank you to the librarian who pointed that out to me).

Also, please let me know if I inadvertently do anything disrespectful or insensitive with these (or any other) images. I will adjust the image(s) accordingly.

Click on any of the above images to get an ENORMOUS file for you or your library to use anytime (not just for summer programming). You have my permission to reprint, modify, or use.

After much thought and discussion, I’ve decided to create a donation button for artwork on my blog. At some point I’ll likely get into my reasoning, but right now all I feel like saying is that it’s a freewill donation – basically letting you thank me financially for my work. Each one of these look deceptively simple. A typical figure takes around 5 hours and dozens of Photoshop layers – but with some of these, I worked around 8 hours on them with over a hundred layers.

Please click on the Donate button on the sidebar of this blog and give based on what you or your library can afford (and I completely understand not being able to afford even a simple gift).

I’ll be sure to update this post with a link to further artwork – or you can click on the “follow this blog” option in the sidebar to get emails whenever I post something new.

Finally, a HUGE shout-out to both Bryce and Angie for brainstorming some ideas for these images. These wouldn’t be as cool as they are if they hadn’t cheered me on in this process. Seriously.