A few years back I wrote about uniform signage in the libraries of Veracruz, Mexico.
On a recent tour of some libraries in and around Mexico City I learned more about their signage program and am still impressed.
Futura Medium everywhere!
The Biblioteca de México promotes standardized signs in all Mexican libraries. The graphic design is done centrally and signs are distributed around the country. Not only does this ensure professional looking signage in each library, it ensures a consistent look and feel across all libraries.
What does it matter if all libraries signs look the same? When people visit multiple libraries they’ll instantly be familiar with something in each location, increasing their comfort and confidence. This is a way for all libraries to work together to facilitate use.