Iconathons are organized to engage the general public in the design process, so no design or art skills are necessary – all are welcome to participate. The Iconathon is free to attend but tickets are limited, please RSVP.
“Institutions like libraries, archives and museums serve an essential function in providing access to knowledge, documenting and preserving history, and supporting the civic and cultural needs of their communities – communities often speaking a wide range of languages. A set of public domain icons will enable these cultural organizations to communicate better with patrons and elegantly and clearly visualize the breadth of services, activities, and collections they support and the vital role they play in society,” said Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council.
The icons created will be released into the public domain to be used in signage and interactives, as well as to illustrate on-site services, Web pages, online catalogs, mobile applications, and to identify and symbolize many of the other offerings of cultural heritage organizations.
When: Saturday, June 1st from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Metropolitan New York Library Council at 57 E. 11th St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
RSVP: Seating is limited, RSVP for free tickets.
*Image of the New York Public Library by stephs_photos