Month

June 2014

Submitted: Humanizing the Westerville Library

Click any of the above photos to view larger “In 2013, the Westerville Public Library embarked on a year-long website redesign. One of the goals of this project was to “humanize” the library’s web presence. This medium-size library has a… Continue Reading →

In Brief: Tool Library Logos

Click images above to visit webpage/source. Tool libraries, where members can sign out tools and machinery for a small annual fee, are becoming increasingly popular. They are also a great excuse for logo designers to go vintage and include saw… Continue Reading →

Submitted: A New and Improved Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

“On June 16, 2014, the Library of Michigan announced the official debut of the new and improved Michigan elibrary! Besides an amazing new “look and feel” for the website, we have implemented a discovery service, which includes a search box… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Roosevelt University Library Book Giveaway Flyer

Clicking on the above image will open the original size PDF. “This flyer was used to promote a book giveaway, which I organized as part of our 2013-14 collection weeding. I figured that free books would be a big draw… Continue Reading →

Middletown Public Library Rebranding (2014)

Logo Before & After Middletown Public Library, just two years ago was in a crisis. Having been de-funded by the Middletown borough council, it was left to its own devices (and financial reserves). Fast forward a few years (mostly because… Continue Reading →

Aside: Penguin Random House – What Might Have Been

Penguin and Random House merge, and need a new brand identity. What does it look like? We now know it’s a three-tiered wordmark designed by Pentagram and Michael Beirut. While it lacks the iconic look of the penguin, it will… Continue Reading →

In Brief: Wayfinding Sans Pro

Created from the ground up to be as legible as possible at a distance, Wayfinding Sans might be just the font your library needs for directional signage. Read the background story about how the font came to be, and visit… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Study Break Flyer & 24/7 Flyer at Portland State University Library

Clicking on the above images will open the original size PDF. “These two flyers were made by Tina Morgan from PSU Library. Portland State University Library has, for the past few terms, had extended hours during Dead Week and Finals… Continue Reading →

State Library of Queensland Rebrand (2012)

In 2012, the State Library of Queensland (a beautiful library; I can attest to this personally) underwent a major rebranding. The rebranding process was extremely collaborative, working with a large internal brand team, bringing in the opinions all SLQ staff… Continue Reading →

Wells County Public Library Rebranding (2013)

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winner 2014 Back in 2012, Wells County Public Library did a marketing evaluation and came to the conclusion that there was a lot of inconsistency in how the library was being presented to… Continue Reading →

Submitted: KLIC Library Code of Conduct

“We wanted a unique way to promote our library’s code of conduct while avoiding negative sounding language and a boring list. This 18″ x 24” poster was the solution. It demonstrates our expectations for how users will behave in our… Continue Reading →

In Brief: Columbus Metropolitan Library 141st Birthday

Posted for the ‘March Forth’ pun. Source: Pinterest  

Champaign Public Library – “Show Some Library Love” (2013)

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Winner 2014 The 2013 fundraising campaign for the Champaign Public Library Foundation was themed around the tagline “Show Some Library Love”. The campaign rolled out across multiple media, including: library banners, print mailer,… Continue Reading →

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