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Tips for Better Library Signage

Holiday closure sign: before and after Library Design Consultant Aaron Schmidt (aka Walking Paper) has some tips for redesigning library signs that I endorse too:

1. Use a sans-serif font for large display text. While serif fonts are easier to read at small sizes, sans-serif fonts are generally considered easier to read when large.

2. Left justify the words. This arrangement is much easier to read and comprehend than center justification, which is seemingly ever-present on library signs.

His example is a holiday closure sign. Keep these tips in mind next time you're designing a new sign to post in your library. (They're solid tips for updating your website content, too!)

More sign inspiration (good and bad) is available in the Library Signage Flickr pool.

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Ha ha! Aaron and I went to library school together. Smart guy then, smarter now.

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