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In 1940, graphic artist Arlington Gregg designed the original "Be Kind To Books Club" poster for the Chicago WPA. Nearly 70 years later, I've taken Gregg's design and redrawn it using a new vintage-inspired color palette ensuring image clarity. The minty green and bright pink compliment the black and white background, catching eyes and turning heads. Whether we're reading Vineland or A Pocket for Corduroy, this print reminds us to keep our precious books in great shape for future enjoyment! This would make a great addition to the library walls of a fervent reader or the nursery walls of a future reader.

This high-quality digital print measures 11 by 14 inches with a printed image size of 8.2 by 10.7 inches -- large enough to make a strong impact and perfect for framing as shown. It will ship flat in cellophane, inside a rigid bubble mailer, to ensure its safe arrival.

Since I've recreated this print digitally, it is possible for me to alter the color landscape of this image. If you are interested in a different color combination, please convo me.

I use fine 100lb recycled white French paper for this and all other prints in the series.

Please note, a frame is not included with this print. The watermark will not appear on your print, either!

About the section WPA Prints:

During the Great Depression, U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt employed artists across the country through the Works Progress Administration. The WPA and its subordinate projects such as the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Arts Project embarked on a campaign of education, entertainment and art that brought the arts to people ways unprecedented in America, before and since. As a long time fan of the informational posters created by the WPA, I've always sought to restore some of my my favorite pieces. I've recently begun painstakingly restoring original works from the WPA to share with you! Many of these posters would be a great addition to the walls of a special child or family in your life.

Copyright note: these images were created under the supervision of the federal government during the 1930s and 40s and are now in the public domain.

Be Kind To Books Club WPA Art Illustration Print


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