The Chester County Library System’s main branch retained MERJE to design a new interior wayfinding and signage system that also includes large wall murals and interpretive graphics that showcase the history of Chester County.
The rolling hills and dairy farms for which Exton is known became the inspiration for both the signage and the interpretive aspects of the project. Simple, clean overlapping graphic hills are used in the signage and murals, along with graphic icons to identify areas of the library, like Multimedia, Literacy Center, Teen Zone, Computers and others. A mural in the entrance atrium showcases the names of library patrons’ favorite authors, while the interpretive graphics highlight the famous restaurant and creamery that was located near the present-day library site. A Guernsey cow, the icon of the restaurant, adorns one of the interpretive walls.
Client: Chester County Library
Services: Design, Planning, Documentation, Construction Admin