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

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

Posted by James Cartwright,

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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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.