Library Sign Project

Ms. Chakrabarti and Mr. Wharton want a new sign for the library.  You'll make it in Photoshop.


• High Contrast:  no brown text on black, for example.   Use dark-colored text on a light background or vice-versa.

• Sans Serif:  Use a sans-serif font.  Studies have shown that sans-serif text is easier to read on a sign.  Use fonts that don't have thin lines.

• Upper-and-Lower Case:  Use upper-and lower case instead of ALL UPPER CASE.  Upper and lower case is easier to read from a distance.

• Library: The librarians want you to use the word Library instead of Media Center.

• Size:  Make it 24 inches tall by 36 inches wide. This is big enough to cover up the old sign on the wall, and is an easy size for Office Depot to make into a poster.  When you open a new file in Photoshop, set the dimensions to inches, and type in the size that you want.

Font Size:  As big as possible without making the sign seem crowded.

Border:  Use a border around the edge of your sign.  Borders have been shown to increase the reading speed of signs by 26%.

• Graphics:  You are encouraged to be creative and use graphics.  Use graphics in a way that will not make the sign harder to read.  Obvious choices would be something to do with books or Logan.  You can do something like the Courier flag, those holiday Google logos, or something different.

Only use images that you have permission to use! Creative Commons images with attribution are OK, as are public-domain images and clip art.