SIA: Book club

It’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) time again! Also, Banned Books Week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015, kicks off this week, an annual event to celebrate the freedom to read. Fall term for me has also just begun, so I was thinking about a piece of artwork to tie all those things together. I chose a book-themed poster produced by the Work Projects Administration (WPA). This WPA project produced almost 1,000 posters from 1936 to 1943, and there are several library- and book-themed posters in this collection. The largest WPA poster collection resides at the Library of Congress, which has also digitized most of them in the WPA Poster Collection online.

Be kind to books club poster - Arlington Gregg - WPA Illinois Art Project [between 1936 and 1940]

Be kind to books club poster – Arlington Gregg – WPA Illinois Art Project [between 1936 and 1940]

As seen here, this poster was created by Arlington Gregg between 1936 and 1940 for the Illinois WPA Art Project. I love the simple, bold illustration design (much like my last SIA choice — I’m definitely feeling a theme lately!) as well as the bright colors of blue, black, and orange.

So how can you participate in SIA? It’s easy! Bloggers and non-bloggers are both welcome to participate — all you need to do is put together an outfit inspired by this week’s chosen artwork, and send me a pic at librarianforlifestyle[at] by next Monday, Oct. 5, by 10 p.m. PST. I’ll post the round-up the following morning.


3 thoughts on “SIA: Book club

  1. Mike

    Great choice Jen! I love this theme! As a fellow library employee, I definitely feel a strong connection to books and I do my best to help encourage reading and the love for it. I look forward to participating in this latest challenge!


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