Tacoma Teen Gets Art Printed on 10,000 New Library Cards
Forming various words and book titles into an artistically-designed word cloud earned Dillon Hadaway, age 14, the winning entry for Pierce County Library System’s teen library card design contest.
The Buckley resident and White River High School student’s winning design will appear on more than 10,000 new library cards starting Oct. 1, when the Library System launches its fifth annual card drive. Hadaway’s name will appear on the printed cards as well.
This spring, teen artists throughout Pierce County vied for the opportunity to design a new library card. In all, 138 artists submitted creations in colored pencil, pen, paint, camera and computer-generated art. Professional artists reviewed entries and selected 13 finalists. Pierce County residents cast 3,670 online votes to choose the winning design.
Hadaway’s winning artwork features a vibrantly-colored retro design that crafts together library words, book titles and authors to form a mosaic floral design. He created the computer-generated artwork in Adobe Photoshop as a graphic design project in a school art class with teacher Nick Cochran.