Library Pictograms from Sweden…11.23.08

23 11 2008

I have excerpted here something interesting from Nate Hill on the WPLA blog [http://plablog.org/2008/11/library-pictograms-from-sweden.html] about pictograms for libraries from Sweden where there is a “…national development and standardization project aimed at making public symbols more uniform and more serviceable in keeping with the concept of Design for All.” 

“…Creating visual standards is analogous to creating a controlled vocabulary. Can one create a global, visual, controlled vocabulary? It has been attempted before; it was part of Otto Neurath’s ‘isotype‘ vision at the Bauhaus. Arguable, progenitors of the field of infographics like Ladislav Sutnar were striving for the same kind of thing. Will librarians work with graphic designers to make these decisions? How will visual literacies determine the structure of information and information retrieval in the coming century?…” 
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[...] Library Pictograms from Sweden…11.23.08 « The Proverbial Lone …Nov 23, 2008 … I have excerpted here something interesting from Nate Hill on the WPLA blog [ http://plablog.org/2008/11/library-pictograms-from-sweden.html%5D … [...]

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