Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 3, 2012

BART art celebrates reading

Illustration of Maltese Falcon by Owen Smith for BART

Illustration by Owen Smith for BART

A new line of posters in BART stations features BART passengers reading books with Bay Area connections as scenes from their imaginations come to life in the BART car around them. Alameda artist Owen Smith’s “Literary Journeys” series features Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild,” Amy Tan’s “Joy Luck Club” and Dashiell Hammett’s “Maltese Falcon” (which we have a soft spot for since it was published the same year the Montclair branch opened, 1930).

According to an article in The Montclarion last week, the posters are “about that universal experience of literature that lives in our collective conscious.”

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