A few years ago, as a side project of modern8, we picked some of our favorite SLC buildings to illustrate and turn into posters—after all, we love architecture and think our city has some pretty great buildings to show off. One of our most popular posters, the downtown Salt Lake Library, caught the attention of some of the library staff. They asked us to print over 100 smaller posters to be distributed as their Christmas gifts that year. How could we say “no”?
The illustrated posters were so well received that each of the libraries wanted one of their own, and a few months later, we were commissioned to illustrate all of the remaining Salt Lake City Libraries. The illustrations will be used on a set of postcards to be distributed during the library’s Super Summer Challenge, and blank greeting cards for “thank you” messages to be sent to those who have helped with services or programs (like Colson Whitehead who presented a lecture just last month).
We had a lot of fun working on these—some were even our own neighborhood libraries.