Thanks to Chandler – Illustrator, letterer(erer) and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, the Collins Memorial Library will soon receive a print of it’s welcoming doors from her illustrated travel blog.
Chandler has been a big part of enriching our library exhibits over the years. You may have seen Chandler’s pictures of Mount Rainier in the library’s Rocking Chair Room as part of her 2011 exhibit, “Local Conditions“, which captured scenes of the changing faces of our beloved mountain. Also in the Northwest Reading Room by the window is “Tugboat Thea“, a hand-lettered and carved linoleum block print featuring a quote by Thea Foss, Tacoma business pioneer and inspiration for “Tugboat Annie”. (Created as a collaboration between Chandler O’Leary of Anagram Press and Jessica Spring of Springtide Press.) The library also featured her 2009 exhibit “To the Letter – A Solo Exhibit of the Work of Chandler O’Leary“.