A title block appears on every sheet of drawings that go out of the office. From early design sketches to construction drawings and even construction administration correspondence. The information contained on the title block is often different for each of those, but should have at least your firm name, project name, date and document title.
When firms began adopting CAD drafting, many used title blocks that mimic the preprinted vellum sheet, complete with borders that wrapped around the sheet. Waiting for hours as a set of plans plotted on an ink jet plotter, watching the print head going back and forth across a 36-inch sheet just to print the sheet border forever changed my mind about that on title blocks.
The firm you work for likely has these title blocks as defaults, which are not to be changed. But what would you do if you were starting your own firm and had to create your own title block? What information should it contain? Should it have a vertical or horizontal orientation? What about the font style? Some basic data like company name, address, phone number, logo(?), space for architectural stamp, website (you have one, right?), project name and location, drawn by, checked by(?), date drawn and/or issued, scale(?), sheet number, how many sheets in the set(?) and space for listing revisions are a given. Right? What about including a QR code or a no smoking sign? (Thanks to Nicholas Renard for that one.) What data or information should it include?
How about presentation sheets? What should go on those?
A slightly different topic, but related, are cover sheets. Should they include a half page of abbreviations that no one will ever look at? What sort of general notes should or should not be included? For smaller projects, should a cover sheet be included at all?
What would you do?