This is a great read about signage in libraries. I vote for good design (always).
“Consider pouring yourself a coffee or tea and taking a few minutes to walk around your library and look at the signs you see. Where do they fall on this graph?”
(Graph shows Ugly to Beautiful, horizontal, and Mean to Friendly, vertical)
“Perhaps replace friendly/mean with helpful/unhelpful too. How many of your signs fall into the desirable quadrant 1?”” —
I am enjoying the concept for more than signs…