I'm taking a break from the drawing game today. I thought I'd give you all another day to get you book character-themed ideas turned in. In the mean time, I thought you'd enjoy seeing these library card designs.
My local library, The Provo City Library is holding a contest for a new library card design. I've always wanted to design a library card, so here are my submissions:
Bees! There is a large statue of a beehive in front of the library, so I thought I'd do a bee theme.
Then I thought it would be fun to do a series of cards that fit each library patron's genre reading habit. So there is a knight for Sci-fi/Fantasy readers, a cowboy for Western readers (one of my favorite genres!) a regency lady for Jane Austen fans (needs a revise, she's not very cute) and a vampire for Horror/Paranormal Romance readers. Some ideas that didn't make the cut were detectives, spies and lawyers (all just people in suits) a scientist for non-fiction (too confusing, a flying scientist?) historical fiction is covered in all of the cards but the vampire. Anyway, take a look. Which one would you pick? I'd go cowboy.
If you'd like to see the other entries in the contest, go to the Provo Library's Facebook page. There are some fun entries, including a psychedelic clown and a card featuring a hot dog. I hope my entries win, but if they don't, I want the hot dog to win. There has never, in the history of libraries, been a library card with a hot dog on it. I think that should change.
Book character ideas--get them in!