Libraries were established to be gateways for knowledge and culture, often opening doorways for those most in need, and with the fewest resources.
Libraries are having trouble modernizing.
Many libraries are at a loss as to how they can modernize in a way that benefits their communities while staying within their ever slimming budgets.
Prelude Projects is a library revival consultancy
Created to work 1-on-1 with libraries in order to create the changes necessary to keep each library open and busy. Prelude Projects works with the library and the community to find the best solutions.
The Prelude Projects logo is the beginning of a conversation.
The icon is a simplification of quotation marks, their rounded shapes inviting friendly discourse.
The colors for Prelude Projects were chosen to be progressive, smart and friendly. The main vibrant bluish-green was chosen to reflect the organization's ability to adapt and overcome challenges through creative and strategic thinking.
In 1990, the Mark Twain Branch Library was closed despite a large effort by the community to restore it. Now that area of Detroit is bereft of a public library, the nearest one being 5 miles away - effectively making it inaccessible to those with few resources.
Rebuild the Mark Twain Branch.
The library will modernize by creating three stories of engagement. Community on the first floor, Technology on the second floor, and Skills on the third floor.
The Atlanta Central Library has very little signage on the building; if you drove past it you would not know it was a library.
The problem is solved by playing up the natural beauty of the architecture with bold and eye-catching signage.