Juvenile Wheatpastings

The construction barricades at our SF projects are often the recipients of wheatpasted movie, liquor, and prescription drug advertisements. These inspired us to devise a more productive use of street space. The result: an anonymous and ongoing exhibit of out-of-print children’s books that describe ‘building’. This source material illustrates how our culture’s motivations for and materials/practices of building have evolved and changed over time.


Read, Helen S. A Story About Big Trees. Illus. Eleanor Lee. New York: Social Science Readers imprint Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1935.

Dauer, Rosamond L. Bullfrog Builds a House. Illus. Byron Barton. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977.


BPS Reprographics


Dasha Ortenberg