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British Library Research

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Graphic Design / Writing for Graphic Design / 2020

For the square signage space in the main British Library lobby, Tom Sharp was asked to create a branded piece of writing listing the Library's offer. The banner had to create an emotional response, bringing warmth to a brand that can often be seen as functional. Sharp took an academic aspect of the British Library’ mission – research – and played with it. There’s a joke about cats, a nod to Serge Gainsbourg and an ending that is bigger than what a library does. It was shared online thousands of times.

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