Book readership around the world is declining rapidly especially in the west. In a time where people watch Netflix much more than they read, the libraries find themselves in trouble of not only promoting their identity but also to promote the activity as a whole.
Not only the readership is declining but also the reading habits are changing, people now consider reading or listening to a book on their smartphones instead of borrowing books from a library or reading books in these libraries. These readers get the books on their smartphones with just a click however the real treasure still exists in these libraries and we cannot afford the closures of these libraries as we would be losing.
For the libraries to promote the use of this treasure of knowledge they need to have a strong brand identity which ultimately needs a well-designed logo.
The symbol used the most in library logo designs is the symbol of books itself which is actually a design recommended by our logo designers to be used in your library logo design. This communicates the core purpose of the existence of these libraries.
Alternatively, you can use the old library symbol which looks like a castle with a hut roof on it and resembles the university symbol. This symbol helps the libraries create an association with education so this is also recommended to be used by our logo designers.
Another option you have for including in your library logo design is the square academic hat which is usually worn by the students in graduation ceremonies. This hat also helps the libraries create an association with education. Although an amazing symbol to include in your library logo design you may end up limiting the target audience of your library by choosing this one.
You also have the option to include a reader’s character in your library logo design. In simple words, you can include a person reading the book in your library logo design. Using this symbol in your library logo design conveys the message of the people you are serving through your library and also communicates the purpose of the existence of the library.
Finally, you can include a symbol or character associated with the location of your library in your library logo design. This will help your library communicate the location of your library. This one is only recommended by our designers for local libraries.
You can use any colours in your library logo design but our designers recommend that you avoid colours such as pink and purple as they may give your library logo design an immature look.
You can use any font in your library logo design except script typeface as books don’t use this type of fonts in their writing. Script typeface will also give your library logo design an unprofessional touch which should be absolutely avoided in library logo design.
Conclusion: This article discussed the practices involved when designing a custom logo for a library which will help you create one for your own library. Drop us a message in the chatbox below if you need a custom-designed logo for your library. If you are an independent designer looking to sell library logo design or any other logo you can do so by registering at our marketplace.