Library Signs

This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signage Photo Contest by the readers of Smashing Magazine. We received over 2,500+ photos from our readers across the globe, and present a selection of the most interesting photos in the overview below.

The topic of this gallery is Library signs, that with their tasteful but by no means understated designs reminds one of the contemplation that takes place in those locations and their serene atmosphere. Please notice: each photo has a certain license, provided in the description of the photo. Before using the images for private or commercial projects, make sure that the license allows you to do so. Also, you can click on the photos for a larger preview.

Please feel free to take a look at other submissions as well (links to other galleries are listed in the end of this gallery).

Library Signs

Knowasis sign

Knowasis sign [ large preview ]
"Orange knowasis library sign." Photo taken by Karina Downer from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - knowasis-sign

A clean read

A clean read [ large preview ]
"Pink library with red signs." Photo taken by Karina Downer from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - a-clean-read

Multi Colour Guide Library Signage

Multi Colour Guide Library Signage [ large preview ]
"Brightly coloured library guide signage, wrapped around corner wall, Newcastle City Library, 2009." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - multi-colour-guide-library-signage

Non Fiction Library Signage

Non Fiction Library Signage [ large preview ]
"Brightly coloured non-fiction signage, with reference texts & dictionaries in view, Newcastle City Library, 2009." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - non-fiction-library-signage

Library Entrance Informations Graphical Signage

Library Entrance Informations Graphical Signage [ large preview ]
"This is the front panel wall beside the library of Singapore Institute of management." Photo taken by David NG Soon Thong from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library-entrance-informations-graphical-signage

Library Informations Directional Signage

Library Informations Directional Signage [ large preview ]
"Huge directional signage with supporting information near the library rest area." Photo taken by David NG Soon Thong from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library-informations-directional-signage

Library Publications Wall Signage

Library Publications Wall Signage [ large preview ]
"The use of simple bold typo with huge graphical stationery elements just after the library entrance." Photo taken by David NG Soon Thong from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library-publications-wall-signage

New Book Sign

New Book Sign [ large preview ]
"This image is above the new book collection in my local library." Licensed: Common. Photo taken by Gina Calhoun from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - new-book-sign

Spanish Collection Sign

Spanish Collection Sign [ large preview ]
"This sign is of the new popularbooks in my local library." Licensed: Common. Photo taken by Gina Calhoun from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - spanish-collection-sign

Wi Fi Sign

Wi Fi Sign [ large preview ]
"This sign was for the free wiressles section in my local library." Licensed: Common. Photo taken by Gina Calhoun from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wi-fi-sign

Graffiti art

Graffiti art [ large preview ]
"Graffiti on library wall." Photo taken by Helga Oddrún Sævarsdóttir from Iceland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - graffiti-art

Library Interior Signage

Library Interior Signage [ large preview ]
"Directory signage and area name." Photo taken by Jay Samson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library-interior-signage

Library Elevator Guide

Library Elevator Guide [ large preview ]
"Elevator guide showing what’s on each floor." Photo taken by Jay Samson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library-elevator-guide

Ancient Stone Sign in Ephesus

Ancient Stone Sign in Ephesus [ large preview ]
"Ephesus, Turkey is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve had the privilege to visit. This photo was taken near the Library of Celsus in the Ancient City of Anatolia. I wanted to touch everything." Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ancient-stone-sign-in-ephesus

Brief Local Calls Only

Brief Local Calls Only [ large preview ]
"Sign near the phone at the library." Photo taken by Rich Bernstein from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - brief-local-calls-only

Shh!

Shh! [ large preview ]
"Sign of silence in a conference room of the library." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Omar Padilla Bonett from Colombia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shh

The Words Don’t Fit the Picture

The Words Don’t Fit the Picture [ large preview ]
"An installation art outside of the Vancouver Public Library by Ron Terada." Photo taken by Scott Wu from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-words-dont-fit-the-picture

Library

Library [ large preview ]
"The library of our school." Photo taken by Caicai Feng from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - library

24Hour Library Street Signage

24Hour Library Street Signage [ large preview ]
"24 Hour Library street sign, above self service vending machines, Newcastle City Library, 2009." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - 24hour-library-street-signage

Thank you!

Thanks to all participants for taking their time for preparing and sending submissions for the contest and creating a unique and diversified gallery presented above. We truly appreciate and respect your efforts and your time, folks!

Further Galleries

You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:

Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter.

  1. 1

    The eighteenth pic is mine!

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  2. 2

    David Ng Soon Thong

    October 19, 2010 9:54 am

    I am happy that all 3 of my submissions (no. 5, 6 & 7) are displayed above.
    I would like to inform you that photo no 6 is the wrong photo.
    The description for no 6 is but not the photo.
    If you have misplaced the photo, please write to me, i will resent you.
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    Library Informations Directional Signage
    Library Informations Directional Signage [ large preview ]
    “Huge directional signage with supporting information near the library rest area.” Photo taken by David Ng Soon Thong from Singapore.
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    I would also like to know who have won the DSLR camera?
    By any chance is my 3 photos above be published in the latest SMASHING Book? If yes, can I have one for souvenir?
    Thank You. David Ng Soon Thong

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