LAFE: Mennonite Representation

Around six months ago, a librarian in Ontario named Laurel wrote me a lovely email. In it, she requested that I design two new figures in my LAFE designs: two Mennonite women. One woman would be a more traditional Amish/Mennonite woman, and the other would be what is called Low German. After doing some research, I came up with two versions – and now I share them with you all.

Thank you, Laurel, for both reaching out <em>and</em> being incredibly patient with me.

Below you will find individual pngs of the new figures, English LAFE signs with these new characters added, and German LAFE signs with these new characters added.

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mennonite-1.png” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-6334″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mennonite-1.png?w=700″ alt=”An Amish or Mennonite woman holds a jar of preserved peaches | Hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1″ width=”700″ height=”866″></a>

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<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/low-german.png” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-6315″ src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/low-german.png?w=700″ alt=”A Low German Mennonite woman holds a music note | Hafuboti.com #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1″ width=”700″ height=”677″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-truly-epic-v2.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6316 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-truly-epic-v2.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring ten diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-orange.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6318 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-orange.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on an oragne background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-purple.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6319 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-purple.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-rose.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6320 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-rose.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-yellow.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6321 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-yellow.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v2-blue.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6322 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v2-blue.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a><a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-green-1.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6332 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-v-2-green-1.jpg?w=700″ alt=”A variation on the Libraries Are For Everyone sign featuring three diverse library patrons on a green background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-blue.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6323 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-blue.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone sign in German featuring three diverse library patrons on a blue background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-orange.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6325 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-orange.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone in German featuring three diverse library patrons on an orange background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-purple.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6326 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-purple.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone in German featuring three diverse library patrons on a purple background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-rose.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6327 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-rose.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone in German featuring three diverse library patrons on a rose background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-yellow.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6328 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-german-v-2-yellow.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone in German featuring three diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

<a href=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-truly-epic-german-v-2.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6329 size-large” src=”https://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/lafe-truly-epic-german-v-2.jpg?w=700″ alt=”Libraries Are For Everyone in German featuring ten diverse library patrons on a yellow background #LAFE #LibrariesR4Every1 | Hafuboti.com” width=”700″ height=”700″></a>

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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).

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