File this one under: from way back when, when people used to care.
Nate Hill was poking around the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library (it’s so hot right now!) and found an amazing pin mount letter system. He knew just the guy that would put this on the Web!
Replacing horrible paper signs on stack end caps with this stuff would probably be a big improvement.
Previous vintage library ephemera on Walking Paper
– Be An Army Librarian – 1963
– Vintage Library Journal Wordmark
– Library Hall of Fame from 1951
How did this happen? The original painted letters were covered with a sign. Then someone painted white around the sign. Then the sign was removed.
I wonder what’s next. Whatever it is I doubt it’ll be as rad as oversized black letters set in Helvetica Bold against white.
ALA should commission him to do a poster.
“Fuehlometer” (Feel-o-meter) or “Public Face” is an interactive art installation that shows the mood of a city by displaying it in the form of a monumental Smiley. The system allows to read emotions out of random people’s faces. The faces are analyzed by sophisticated software (contributed by the Fraunhofer Institut). The obtained mood data are then stored on a server and processed by the smiley to visualize the emotions in real-time.
The emotions are captured by a digital camera that is focused on the faces of the people standing in a specific area on the lakeside. A computer analyzes the photos and sends the results (happy, sad or indifferent) to the giant smiley on top of the lighthouse. Text: Felix Rundel
More about the Feel-o-meter.
Nothing library related here. I’m just so enamored with this sign – especially the Greek mythology reference – that I have to post it.
Amazing covers by Peter Mendelsund for the forthcoming Alfred A. Knopf series of Kafka’s works.