Bibliothèque graphics and signage for Google Web Lab

Bibliothèque has designed the environmental graphics and signage for Google Web Lab, a series of interactive digital experiments currently installed at the Science Museum in London

Bibliothèque has designed the environmental graphics and signage for Google Web Lab, a series of interactive digital experiments currently installed at the Science Museum in London…

The studio worked with UniversalDesignStudio and Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s research and development design consultancy, MAP, on the project.

Universal Orchestra shows how the internet, allows people from all over the world to do things together. A series of conceptual musical instruments are operated simultaneously by those online and offline. This illustrates how a websocket works to eliminate delays in data. (Text from

In the Google Web Lab visitors can control a range of machines, built by Tellart, that demonstrate various web technologies. They can also be interacted with online. A short film of the machines in action at

Sketchbots illustrate how the internet connects more than just computers. You can watch your portrait being taken, processed, translated, and then drawn in the sand. This represents the range of languages that a computer needs to translate, to execute many different tasks. (Text from

Bibliothèque designed a series of traffolyte panels which introduce each of the five areas and explain the science behind each experiment: Orchestra, Teleporter (below), Sketchbot, Data Tracer and the Lab Tag Explorer.

The industrial look to the floor graphics aids navigation and visitor flow around the exhibition, but also suggests an experimental ‘test area’.

The Web Lab identity was created by B-Reel.

The exhibition is open at the Science Museum in London until June 2013. More details at and the dedicated (also designed by B-Reel). More images from the project at


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