We recently had some changes in our library, which precipitated a change in the General Info sheet that we have on our desk. Originally, I was just going to update the information, but it seemed like a good time to mix up the design too, as we haven’t in over two years.
Here’s the old design, heavy with institutional colors, a traditional image, and lots of text:
And here’s the newer version with lots of white space and an image of our library that better represents our focus here (i.e., not solely books or even the physical world):
So, yes, most of the text is still present, but I feel like it has more room to “breathe” with more white space. I’ve retained our brand and color scheme, but simplified the design, and I’m a lot happier with the look.
Do you periodically update the look of publications in your library? If you’ve done any of this lately, we’d love to see some before and afters!
If you are interested in the MS Publisher version of this design, contact April.