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Access to Technology Tote Bag by Shan James

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"Libraries are of course full of books, but these days, the technology housed within them is equally important to the many people who use them. We can all check out e-books, utilize services and borrow equipment that we don’t have access to at home. As a starting point, I thought about all these technological offerings and the corresponding icons by which they are signposted. Then, I digitally-traced paper-cut versions (hi-tech rendition of a low-tech technique) of these shapes and icons and placed them within an archetypal building shape. This relationship between high and low tech is further referenced by the use of the font ‘American Typewriter’. Today’s libraries exemplify the way in which the successful employment of technology strengthens, rather than replaces, traditional modes of culture, interaction, and learning. Long live libraries!"

Libraries are at the center of our communities because they support every aspect of our community development. Today's libraries look a lot different than even a decade ago. But while the work librarians do has changed, the reasons haven't. VoteLibraries means that our librarians have the resources they need to connect people to new ideas and to each other in our neighborhoods and around the world.

Shan James is a designer and illustrator, currently living and working in the Chicago area with partner James Goggin. Together they run a design studio called Practise.

This all-over printed tote bag has an image from seam to seam on both sides. Printed on polyester and with two black, 28" handles this tote is ideal for carrying along every day. The tote is 15" x 15" in size and is made and printed in Los Angeles, CA.

About Vote Libraries

Vote Libraries is a collection of designs depicting the changing way that libraries serve communities and the importance of supporting them with your vote. Since the beginning of our country, libraries are an integral part in the life of towns and cities. Proceeds support EveryLibrary, the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types.

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Type: Tote Bag

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