|The 45x45 large format poster.|
Author John Darielle will be speaking at Headquarters Library on 12 July about his most recent book, Masters of Reality.
To promote this event, the only item requested was the in-house 45x45 inch display poster. Since the large format printer only prints a maximum of 36 inches, I printed it out in two strips and pieced them together with double-stick tape.
Aside from the essential event information, I like to make it a point to include some background information on the author. This is because not everyone knows who a visiting author is and can't always get a sense of what their book is about unless it is quite obvious. If I hadn't dug a little deeper into the press information, I wouldn't have realized that Darnielle's book shares the same title as a song or album produced by the music group, Black Sabbath, and that the book is part of a continuum of books written for a series of books named 33-1/3.
For anyone not familiar with the author's work or the topic in which he covered, I thought including mention of it would prove useful for catching the eye and attention of people who would otherwise not give the event a second thought (and most likely also not make any effort on their own to find it if it wasn't placed right under their noses).