Banned Books Week in America, urk.
Above: A Banned Books Week display at the Glendale Main Library in Glendale, Arizona. This years theme, “Treasure your Freedom to Read.” Harrrr.
Above: Poster from the American Library Association. How does the pirate vernacular carry this most important annual event? Consider the list of most challenged books. But seriously, who designs these posters?
Above: Suspect and dangerous penguins? Believe it. From the ALA‘s press release: “CHICAGO – For a second consecutive year, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s award-winning “And Tango Makes Three,” a children’s book about two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg, tops the list of American Library Association’s (ALA) 10 Most Challenged Books of 2007.” Buy this book.
Above: Amnesty International USA‘s poster by Carol Inouye. Why do we have to suffer these tired visual metaphors for such a compelling and contemporary issue?
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