The Bon Pastor municipal library, on the outskirts of Barcelona, was due for an upgrade after more than ten years in operation. The brief required a quick and low-budget solution.
Like all local libraries it is more than just a place to borrow books. It is an integral part of the local area that offers the residents of this multicultural, industrialised area a community space which is used for a wide range of social and educational activities.
We designed a new, vinyl-printed, signage system that made use of the supports of the previous system, extending some and adding new ones in kep locations.
The result is a friendly design based on a linear template that makes use of a simple typography. Colours have been added to differentiate the floor levels and, overall, legibility has been greatly improved. Using the same system to provide a space for posters not only gives design consistency but more importantly keeps the walls tidier and makes the information easier to access.