Tuesday, January 11, 2011

For greater learning on more subjects

Even in the age of the e-reader, I much prefer going to the ol' library for my literary pursuits. Besides grabbing some nonfiction pieces (and okay, some more Jane Austen), I love looking at library promotional posters with different authors and celebrities promoting literacy. Which is why I love these WPA reading posters from the 1930s and 1950s.  Their bright colors and storybook allusions are simple yet fanciful enough to capture the imagination ... and perhaps inspire a few hours of page-turning. 

All prints from the WPA archives.

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