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2012 National Book Festival Poster by Rafael López

2012 National Book Festival Poster by Rafael López

When it comes to priceless art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has quite a bit, including a trove of Raphaels.

But the Library of Congress (on its National Book Festival site, now live at has a new Rafael López National Book Festival poster for 2012 that’s priceless, too – because you can download it free of charge!

The Festival will take place Sept. 22 and 23 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  It will feature more than 100 authors – appealing to all age groups – many delightful activities for kids, and a bigger, even-more-information-packed Library of Congress Pavilion.

What’s more, you can see how the poster artist took his concept from drawing to finished poster in a slideshow, available here. And you can follow his creative process on his blog.

Our Rafael doesn’t have a title yet; maybe you’d like to propose one with a comment.  My nomination is “The Readers of the Rainforest.”



  1. Jeffrey Farr
    June 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    “Follow your instincts. Read!”

    “Reading–it’s one of life’s creature comforts”

  2. Scott shapiro
    June 13, 2012 at 9:33 am

    How about— “The many faces of reading”

    We are so thrilled for this event!

  3. l lubinsky
    June 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    reading is human nature; and, done right, hard work.

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