You know how cats rub their scents on something by stroking their chin and little kitty lips on things? Usually while purring? And it looks like they’re kissing things?
If I were a cat, I’d do that to this amazing senior project:Looking at Libraries: Defining Space Through Content by Valérie Madill, a student at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC.
Madill does for books what Deborah Adler did for prescriptions, incorporating design and clarity into something eye catching, inherently useful (from my nooby perspective anyway) and simply amazing.
According to the description page in the website, library books “are lost within themselves and… the cover design has lost it’s presence…. A library is not a bookstore, [sic] books here are stored and classified, not sold; they are sought and they are found.”
Mixing color with the 21 general subject matter classifications, Madill’s system visually updates existing systems with color and centrally-located information. The spine has the classification data; the back has just about every piece of info on a book you could want, from ISBN to publisher.
Seriously. I’m drooling, and I’m not a librarian. That art right there is hot. Librarians, whaddya think?
Thanks to Rebecca for the link.