Cutting Libraries in a Recession is like Cutting Hospitals in a Plague.

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    Based on an original quote from Eleanor Crumblehulme.

    "Cuts to libraries during a recession are like cuts to hospitals during a plague."

    Neil Gaiman requested this on a t-shirt. I humbly offer this design.

    Click here for the t-shirt in a variety of sizes and styles!


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    TullyK., aetches, spookylibrarian, and 134 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. amerob 48 months ago | reply

      This would be awesome as a messenger sort of bag as well!

    2. Artful Magpie 48 months ago | reply

      You should add bags and coffee mugs (especially coffee mugs for all of us caffeine-addicted librarians!) to the CafePress shop listings!

    3. @ThetaState 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks for this! Excellent message, great design!

    4. Blue387 48 months ago | reply

      This is brilliant.

    5. Kent C. 48 months ago | reply

      This is a terrific bit of graphic design. I work in an academic library that has suffered round after round of budget cuts. This is going on the wall over my desk!



    6. wordymusic 48 months ago | reply

      I love it! I want a poster... or I might print it out and then use a woodart iron to emblazon it on one of my bookshelves.

    7. too tired to sleep 48 months ago | reply

      Do you mind if I use this as a FB profile pic for a while, with credit of course...?

    8. Daniel Solis 48 months ago | reply

      Not a problem at all! :)

    9. Ducky616 48 months ago | reply

      Is there a way to get the file so I can make up some shirts. This is awesome and I am very interested in using it. Please let me know. :)

    10. Daniel Solis 48 months ago | reply

      I'll post a vector EPS tonight. (You might need to remind me.)

    11. HollyStormDesigns 48 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. Thank you for this.

    12. Randy's Dailies 42 months ago | reply

      Amen, same to education -- cutting off your intellectual "capital".

    13. obialo.peace 32 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful post, pls we need you to update this blogg more often.

    14. simkathy2 31 months ago | reply

      I would love to use this in a WA State school librarians conference - with credit. Please advise. WLMA 2011 Conference. Kathy

    15. Daniel Solis 31 months ago | reply

      @simkathy2: This graphic is released under a creative commons attribution license. Feel free to use the EPS linked in the description, just attribute the image to Daniel Solis. Thanks!

    16. EugeneGM 14 months ago | reply

      I work in a public library in California. I agree 100% with this!

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