Have a Beautiful Day

I could bore y’all with the origin story of how I got this idea, but I’d rather just get to the good stuff: the sharing!

Look at what I did:

Mister Rogers and friends are featured in our activity tables' window featuring a monthly Fred Rogers quote | hafuboti.com

I created the minimalist yet diverse images and quotes to go in our activity tables’ window. The idea is to swap out the quotes every month for an entire year. I also made sure to include the reverse images so that this display could be accessed from the outside as well so that our entire neighborhood can enjoy it:

Exterior photo of our new Fred Rogers window display that will feature a new quote every month | hafuboti.com

I printed my designs out on card stock, cut them out, then double-sided taped the mirrored images together. Then I trimmed the edges until they looked a bit cleaner. Finally, I used matte contact paper to adhere them to the window.

Now it’s your turn to share Fred Rogers’ wisdom! Feel free to download and use these images and quotes however you’d like. Clicking on an image will give you the option to download the pdf (or a zip file in the case of the 12 quotes) that contains the original images and the reverse images.

A simplified "universal man" version of Fred Rogers free to download, remix, or use in any way | hafuboti.com A set of four diverse neighborhood children available to download, remix, or use in any way | hafuboti.com A second set of four diverse neighborhood children available to download, remix, or use in any way | hafuboti.com

Update: I should have included the font I used in my original post – sorry about that! It’s this one from dafont, and I used a combination of the regular and the swash versions.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have. Also, I do love to see how you’re using any of my designs/ideas. Comment here, send me an email, find me on Facebook or Twitter; I’m always thrilled to hear from you!

Partial bust of a minimalist Fred Rogers with the soft blue wording that says "Have a Beautiful Day!" | hafuboti.com

Libraries Are For Everyone: Epic Templates

Okay, so in a previous post I mentioned emailing me for blank templates. I received a request within a few minutes of publishing the post, and that’s when I realized that there was a better way: share the templates here!

Feel free to use the free font that I used, or use your library’s preferred font – it’s all good.

Have fun!!!!!

Blank rose Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank orange Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank yellow Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank green Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank blue Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank purple Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Blank white Epic Libraries Are For Everyone template | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

And yes, just like all of my other work on this here blog: YOU CAN USE, MODIFY, REMIX, AND EVEN USE MY ART FOR FUNDRAISING.

And also, just like on all of my minimalist work: YOU SHOULD NOT PUT MY NAME OR BUSINESS NAME ON IT.

If your art/marketing department or local printer needs written permission from me, then send me an email at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Welcoming Diversity

The lovely Lucila Lontajo, a Library Technician at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent me a kind request for a variation on my Libraries Are For Everyone signs: please make a set of Welcome signs.

BLAMMO! So mote it be.

If you’re interested in adding languages from your community, then check out this post that contains templates. Whether in Word, Publisher, Canva, or any other photo editor – you should be able to add the text on top of the image using whatever color(s) you’d like.

Thank you, Lucila, for providing me with all of these translations – especially the ones from First Nations!!!

EnglishRose welcome sign in English featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 OjibweOrange welcome sign in Ojibwe featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 DeneYellow welcome sign in Dene featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Cree

Green welcome sign in Cree featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 MichifBlue welcome sign in Michif featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 Dakota Purple welcome sign in Dakota featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 Inuktitut Rose welcome sign in Inuktitut featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 FrenchOrange welcome sign in French featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Russian

Yellow welcome sign in corrected Russian featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 ChineseGreen welcome sign in Chinese featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 FilipinoBlue welcome sign in Filipino featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

 English (B&W)White with black lettering welcome sign in English featuring ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com

Just like all of my art on this blog, it is free for you to use, share, modify, remix, etc. PLUS, with my minimalist work, I ask that you do NOT put my name on it (either my legal or business name). Feel free to email me if you have any questions about this (or anything else) at hafuboti@gmail.com.

Libraries Are For Everyone: Epic Rainbow

The fabulous Michele from MiraCosta College in California requested an adjustment to some of my Truly Epic images in several languages. I am so grateful that I said yes because I figured out some sizing/resolution issues that need fixing. I’m happy that I figured it out, but now I need to go back through all of my signs/postings and fix them. It’s about as fun as you would imagine.

Now, without further ado – some colorfully epic versions of various languages:

Black and white version of Libraries Are For Everyone sign with ten diverse library patrons holding globes | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a rose background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Farsi with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a pink background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in ASL with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Arabic with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Vietnamese with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a green background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Spanish with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a light green background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Mandarin with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a blue background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Russian with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a purple background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

Epic Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Japanese with ten diverse library patrons holding globes on a violet background | hafuboti.com #LibrariesR4Every1 #LAFE

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).

Archives Are For All

On Twitter @VasiliatheWise asked if I would be so kind as to make a set of my Libraries Are For Everyone for all of the archivists out there – and she gave me the wording: Archives Are For All! 
So these go out to all those library archivists who maintain and preserve our histories, stories, and more!
Archives Are For All sign featuring ten diverse library patrons holding various globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background | hafuboti.com
Archives Are For All sign 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).