Stumbled upon a collection of lovely, Tucson book cover prints by local artist Rudy Flores on display on the wooden towers in the cafe area at the Joel D. Valdez main library (101 N. Stone Ave., first floor).  They are incredible folk-art like with bright colors and amusing themes.  Here are 3 of my favorites, available at  Library display exhibit started on May 1st, and continues through May 31st.

Tucson’s iconic snake bridge on E. Broadway Blvd.

Rudy Flores’ best friend must be a dog named Clyde (as on website)

Since The Heat of summer is coming….

“Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Rudy Flores has fond memories growing up in the Old Pueblo. What initially started as a geographical tribute to Tucson, Rudy began recollecting moments spent with his family and the project expanded into a personal representation of those memories.

Inspired by the Little Golden Books, this collection of sights, imagination, and experiences during Rudy’s childhood are represented in these book covers. Now as a father, he has observed his own two children mirroring those same moments while spending time with family. As a parent it’s not only important that he create art that he can share with his children but also share with others in hopes that they can relate to some of these shared memories.”

And here’s the entire a Little Tucson Book 24 book cover set:

Contact the graphic designer/artist at