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:

lumber-longer-striped

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.

Shop Grand Reopening

I’m pleased to finally announce that I’m opening up my shop again! And for the first time it’s my artwork and not just ornaments! Going this route is a great way to keep a shop going while still trying to figure out how to manage my fibromyalgia while having a side business.

I have completely reworked my superhero mashups into higher resolutions so that they can be made into a wide variety of clothing, decor, and accessories.

I also created two new mashups in honor of the occasion:

It’s Spider-Gwen (aka Spider-Woman) and Squirrel Girl!

As of now these two are only available at Redbubble, but they will eventually be added to Society6. Each online store has a slightly different inventory, so it’s worth checking both out if you’re looking for a certain thing (such as dresses or clocks).

Oh – and I definitely should mention that I still want anyone who wants to download, use, and/or modify my images to do so! Seriously, you don’t need to ask (unless the print shop wants a waiver or a letter stating that I’m cool with you using my art – just shoot me a request at hafuboti@gmail.com).

So hop on over to my Shop section, and click on either ad to go to my profile on either site. And today (7/25/16) Redbubble’s having a 20% off sale! But know that both sites do have sales on a pretty regular basis – woohoo!

And finally an update on the original Hafuboti shop’s recycled book ornaments: I still have a nice selection of them! But getting them transferred from Etsy has been more of a chore than I’ve felt like dealing with over this past year or so. Therefore, I don’t have them listed anywhere online, but I do hope to eventually change that.

In the meantime, if you are an ornament fan, then please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask about any ornaments you may remember. Hafuboti@gmail.com is still the best way to contact me and I’m always thrilled to get mail from any of my readers. Seriously – it always brightens my day.

Happy shopping!

Library Strength Training

The lovely Director of the Three Rivers Library System asked if I would design a graphic for their upcoming Library Strength Training event – and of course I said YES!

And here’s what I came up with:

black and white photo of a strong woman lifting a traditional wooden card catalog above her head while in a squat

I basically merged two images that were marked free for reuse and modification. So feel free to use or modify this as well! :)

ETA: It just occurred to me that this image would work with the upcoming CSLP games/exercise theme as well as the Libraries Transform campaign.