Libraries Are For Everyone: An Epic Correction

Yesterday Robbie McDuff commented on my <a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/2017/02/02/libraries-are-for-everyone/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>original <em>Libraries Are For Everyone&nbsp;</em>post</a> where he&nbsp;kindly requested that I make some&nbsp;Eastern Hemisphere globes on what I call the&nbsp;<em><strong>epic</strong> </em>signs<em>&nbsp;</em>(the one with the ten people holding globes). I have to ashamedly admit that I had thought of it when people started responding to my images, but then let the lazy side of me win. Robbie made me step back and realize that I really should take the time to correct the North American-centric globes.

<em><strong>Robbie: thank you so much &nbsp;for gently calling me out on this!</strong></em>

So I rolled up my&nbsp;<em>Photoshop&nbsp;</em>sleeves and spent over five hours this morning creating more vantage points on the globe and then inserting them into the&nbsp;<em>epic&nbsp;</em>signs<em>.</em> I’ll share all of the updated previous-posted versions here, and then add a link from the originals over to this post. And from this point forward, all of my signs will use what I’m calling my&nbsp;<em><strong>truly epic</strong>&nbsp;</em>version of these signs.

Enjoy!

<h4>Arabic</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-arabic-1.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4050 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-arabic.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Arabic featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>Czech</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-czech-2.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4051 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-czech.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Czech featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>English</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-english-3.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-4075″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-english.jpg?w=700″ alt=”” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>French</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-french-4.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4052 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-french.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in French featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>Japanese school libraries</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-japanese-school-2.jpg”><img class=”wp-image-4088 size-large aligncenter” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-japanese-school1.jpg?w=700″ alt=”lafe-truly-epic-japanese-school” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

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<h4>Japanese public/city libraries</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-japanese-5.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4054 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-japanese.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Public or City Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Japanese featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>Gender-inclusive Spanish</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-latinx-2.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4055 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-latinx.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in gender-inclusive Spanish featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>Russian</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-russian-2.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4056 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-russian.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Russian featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<h4>Spanish</h4>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-spanish-6.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-4057 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lafe-truly-epic-spanish.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in Spanish featuring ten diverse library patrons holding varying globes on a yellow background | hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;The fantastic Katy reached out to me and made me realize that I should also mix up the globes in the “three person” images. So, starting with the Hmong, you’ll notice this change. After I get through this first wave of translations, I’ll sneakily replace the former images with the different globs. Well, it won’t be that sneaky since I’m telling y’all. Oh well, that’s how I roll.

<strong>A NOTE:&nbsp;</strong>My entire blog here is under a&nbsp;<em>Creative Commons Attribute/Share Alike</em>&nbsp;license – so know that I both&nbsp;<strong><em>want</em></strong><strong><em>&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>encourage</em></strong>

everyone to download, share, modify, and use my work.

I also want to reiterate what I’ve stated in the past since I can’t make it an exception within&nbsp;the license: I&nbsp;<em><strong>do not</strong><strong>&nbsp;want&nbsp;</strong></em>my name (given or business) on my minimalist art. It sort of ruins the clean lines and the message. Just don’t tell people that you’re the creator – I’m fine with you say that it’s by “an awesome&nbsp;<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/punk-rock-book-jockeys/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Punk Rock Book Jockey</a>&nbsp;blogger” if you can’t recall either of my names. Or write&nbsp;<em>by Hafuboti&nbsp;</em>on the back in pencil if you’re worried about it. Seriously.

I plan on putting this note on the bottom of all of my&nbsp;<em>Libraries Are For Everyone&nbsp;</em>posts so if you’ve read the above paragraph once, then you won’t need to again (unless you really want to).

<img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-4077″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/a-global-correction1.jpg” alt=”a-global-correction” width=”1224″ height=”835″>

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