Monday, July 24, 2006

Celebrities Look, Read Better Than You

You owe it to yourself to take a look at all of the celebrity "READ" campaign posters currently for sale at the American Library Association. There are some true gems available for purchase. I'm particularly fond of the Britney Spears poster as her dedication to fine literature and eclectic book choice will certainly inspire kids to think for themselves and not just do things to try to fit in with their much cooler friends. Or how about "sultry Mexican movie star" Salma Hayek using her poster as an opportunity to shill for a vanity project? Was Colin Farrell thinking about Joyce's use of epiphany as metaphor in Dubliners when he made his last internet sex tape? When was that Jimmy Smits photo taken, like 1993? Who can resist hunky Mel Gibson in his pre-religious nutter phase, holding (if not reading) a book that might be considered left-wing? And what cunning art director got Julia Styles to actually dress like a librarian for her poster?


Blogger Yasser said...

they do have a lot of posters; it is even funny how some of them hold the books.

4:34 PM  

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