Saturday, October 10, 2009

the library initiative

I don't know about you but I love the library as a kid. The smell of the books, the hours book-browsing without feeling the pressure of some high-end book store employee breathing down my neck, the limitless possibilities of adventures! :) I would've loved it even more if it looked like this:

For nine years, Michael Bierut has led Pentagram's work on the Library initiative! It was a "visionary effort" to build new school libraries in the 5 boroughs of NYC. Talented architects designed them, private companies donated books/funds, and Pentagram provided graphic design, signage, wayfinding and a masterbrand.

“We were trying, on a corny and simple level, to say ‘this is a library with a surprise inside,’” Bierut tells us. “I also like any logo that works when typed in any font (or at least any font with caps and an exclamation point).”

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