“Customs House is a modern library in one of Sydney's most important heritage buildings. Frost Design developed a wide range of signage and interpretive graphics for the site, including a major identification totem in the forecourt to announce the destination to visitors. The design idea for the graphics references the act of reading. Within the internal spaces words have jumped out of the books and on to the walls, doors and floors. Letters come together in unexpected ways, including large-scale male and female figures made of type on the amenities. Slender wayfinding and identification poles are suspended from the ceiling, acting as signposts at key locations. The exterior identification sign is a contemporary obelisk—reflecting the coming together of old and new in the Customs House space. The typographic patterning represents the rich reserves of information inside the Library. At night the translucent material is lit from within to glow like a beacon,” said Sydney, Australia-based Frost Design.