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Quick Hit: Guelph Public Library Logo (2015)

Guelph Public Library (Guelph, Ontario)1 recently unveiled a minor rebrand, which includes a new logo in ‘royal’ purple, and associated tagline: “Explore, Connect, Thrive”. Below is a short video reveal of the new logo, shared on the Library’s twitter feed…. Continue Reading →

Submitted: Ryerson Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab

“With the opening of the Student Learning Centre, the Ryerson Library had the opportunity to expand our services into a new area – experiential learning and emerging technologies. An instant hit with students, the Digital Media Experience Lab (DME) needed… Continue Reading →

Quick Hit: Aram Public Library Logo and Website (2015)

Aram Public Library of Delavan, Wisconsin has a brand new logo and website, as result of working with local design firm SignalFire. The design came from a collaboration between the library and the designers. “The initial logo concept began with… Continue Reading →

Submitted: Digital Signage for the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

“The Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC) opened in February 2015. Designed by Snøhetta, the building provides over 150,000 square feet of space dedicated to students – for learning, innovation, and play. As a key stakeholder in the SLC, the Ryerson… Continue Reading →

The Seattle Public Library Rejected Rebranding (2015)

“Seattle Public Libraries” Rebranding The Seattle Public Library (SPL) put out a call for comment in early September of 2015 as part of a rebranding process. The library was working with branding firm Hornall Anderson (see our previous post,  “We Are An Open… Continue Reading →

“Book Burning Party” for Troy Public Library (2012)

In the summer of 2011, the electorate in Troy, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) had a ballot measure in front of them: increase taxes to fund the library or close it down entirely. This was not he first time that… Continue Reading →

In Brief: VoteLibraries Art (2015)

VoteLibraries, a project of EveryLibrary, is “the first nationwide Political Action Committee (PAC) for libraries”. Since EveryLibrary aims to help get library funding ballot measures passed, they recognize that part of that challenge is a marketing one. EveryLibrary worked with… Continue Reading →

More on Ask Girl – an Interview with the Creators (2015)

Below is an article I wrote for the Ontaro Library Association’s Open Shelf magazine with my colleague Susanna Galbraith. I’ve written about the Ask Girl campaign previously on this website, and this interview expands on that. In the fall of 2014 McMaster… Continue Reading →

In Brief: Wadsworth Library Rebrand (2015)

Joanna Walters, a self-taught graphic designer out of Geneseo, NY discusses her recent work on the rebranding of Wadsworth Library. Walters describes what the different colours and elements of the logo represent, and shows the rebrand in context – on… Continue Reading →

Freedom to Read Week (Canada, 1984-present)

Each year since 1984, Canada’s Book and Periodical Council, with the support and sponsorship of libraries, publishers and governments, runs a Freedom to Read Week. As per the official website, “Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages… Continue Reading →

“Ask Girl” on location at McMaster University (2014)

Following up on 2013’s launch of the Ask a Librarian Superhero promotion (the superhero in question now dubbed “Ask Girl”), McMaster University Libraries rolled out a new campaign in November 2014. This campaign (like last year’s)  is meant to raise awareness… Continue Reading →

Submitted: American Girls at Darien Library

“The email from the children’s library was that they wanted me to retouch their American Girl styled portraits for their upcoming AG program. The ladies put together their own creative costumes using pre-owned materials or buying extra touches very cheaply…. Continue Reading →

Submitted: Connect Williamsport Community Calendar (2013)

“In early 2013, the James V. Brown Library went live with Connect Williamsport, a free community calendar that highlighted the events of interest in the Williamsport, Pa., area. The goal was to create an eye-catching design with bold colors and… Continue Reading →

Books and Beyond at Alberta’s Libraries (2008)

“Launched in 2008, the Books and beyond campaign was created not only to promote the exciting wealth of resources available at Alberta’s libraries, but to break existing stereotypes with a serious dose of irony.”1 The campaign was ambitious, spanning print,… Continue Reading →

Respect Campaign at McMaster University Library (2013-14)

In response to an increase in undesirable and disrespectful behaviours (to space and people) by some users in the library, McMaster University Library’s Lyons New Media Centre produced a marketing campaign to address the issue. As written on the campaign… Continue Reading →

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