The client: The National Archives Library has existed since approximately 1850 and has been open to the public since 1997. It acts primarily as a research library to users of the document archive collection at The National Archives.
The brief: The Library’s collection houses roughly 65,000 volumes in the main library. Visitors have on open access, and to help preserve the records for future generations, rules must be adhered to for using the reading rooms and handling documents. Kathryn was commissioned to design a set of icons that illustrated the guidance given, and as people visit from all over the world, it was necessary for these to work without any accompanying wording.
Above: the full set of pictograms