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Hvass & Hannibal: Copenhagen Central Library children’s library identity

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Graphic Design: Hvass and Hannibal make Copenhagen’s library fun for kids

If libraries are disappearing from the world as rapidly as it’s been reported then I’ve found the one I’d like to spend the last days of book borrowing in while all the other repositories of learning topple all around; Copenhagen’s central library. Hvass and Hannibal have recently finished an identity for this forward-thinking establishment, creating a modular system of shapes that can form different characters and patterns across a range of printed and online materials.

The little hats, moustaches, glasses and bow ties look charming on their own as part of the library’s logo mark, but put into the hands of kids become a fantastic array of curious characters that create a warm and inviting environment around the books. Back off iPads, the books have still got some fight left in them!

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