The library. A mandatory place of visitation when you and I went to school, but if you believe the stories on how kids today are doing cut-and-paste research on Wikipedia, you’d expect it to be a lonely place to be a librarian.
That is not the case for Joelle Enokson, a Junior High librarian in Edmonton who is a bit of an internet sensation thanks to a collection of catchy vintage library posters.
She originally found the 1960s era posters, from the FA Owen Publishing Company, in a cupboard 15 years ago, when she first started her job, and placed them aside.
A few years ago she rediscovered them and posted them to Flickr, where people started taking notice of the unique images, themes, and graphics on the posters.
See the full collection of library inspiring art, after the jump.
“When I first found them, I didn’t appreciate or understand their value, monetary or design-wise,” she told the Edmonton Journal. “But I’ve had many, many emails from people requesting me to put higher-resolution pictures on Flickr, from people who want to buy reproductions.”
Her collection has had more than a quarter million views since The New Yorker‘s Page Turner blog publicized the posters this summer.
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All images used with permission of Joelle Enokson