A Call to Arms (and Pens)

It has come time, my friends, for me to call out to you to join the Underground Library Society with an eye-catching piece of shameless propaganda.

I designed the poster above to be posted all throughout campus with the intention of getting my peers to raise the question, “what is ULS?” or, at the very least consider the quote atop the page. “You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb inside his shoes and walk around” (Lee 1960) spoke volumes to me, as I have mentioned before. It was important to me to include this in the poster, as even if no one wondered what the ULS was, maybe they’d stop and take in Lee’s words of wisdom spoken through Atticus Finch to his daughter, Scout in the beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird.

I wanted to keep the poster simple to reflect the clear message of Atticus’ words… it is the timeless classic, “don’t judge a book by its cover” that you hear all the time, rephrased more eloquently. The book and the banner are the symbol of the ULS, which I included to set a call to arms…. or pens, in our case… to join and not forget about literature over the years. The shoes at the bottom embody the quote I chose; someone, possibly Scout, possibly the viewer, walking in someone else’s shoes. Further, I couldn’t resist but to add the mockingbird on the book page to further emphasize whose book and quote it was.

Join the ULS. Tell your friends and family!


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