The image brand consists of two triangles facing each other, with a capital ‘U’ in the upper and ‘M’ in the lower triangle. The word brand, ‘Maastricht University’, is set in Thesis Sans Bold in English only; there is no Dutch variant. The image and word brands are connected in fixed proportion. The UM logo is comprised of three elements:
- image brand
- word brand
- fixed white space around logo
Image brand & white space
- the white space in front of the UM logo is fixed and locked into the logo file - any box’s edges must fully cover the entire logo file
- the image and word brands may not be used separately (exception: UM social media applications)
- the logo is preferably displayed in UM dark blue or black
- to keep the logo clearly visible, the background is preferably white or a light colour
- the logo may not have bled edges
- for the sake of readability, the logo may not be smaller than 30 mm wide (including the fixed white space mentioned above)
- in Dutch body text, use UM's Dutch name: Universiteit Maastricht
- in English body text, use UM's English name: Maastricht University
- the use of the English Maastricht University word brand only applies when combined with the two triangles, which together form the logo
Logo without wording
As with the printed logo, the digital UM logo typically consists of a logo, branded wording, and white space. In principle, these three elements must always be used with each other.
In some digital applications, there is no room for the branded wording in the logo (for example social media avatars, apps, and display on mobile phones). If it is not possible to include the branded wording, the logo maybe used without it. The white space, however, must still be present. Sometimes avatars and branded wording must occupy a square, and then different white space rules apply.
Digital applications with no UM logo
In some cases where the information provider is obvious (for example, web applications like the Student Portal), it isn’t necessary to brand every page. In these cases, the UM’s status is conveyed through the use of colour, typography, and clear communication. The logo should preferably still be applied to the login page or splash screen.
300 dpi EPS file format
A high-resolution file format is suited to high-quality printed matter, it can only be processed using professional graphic design programs used by UM preferred suppliers. If a hi-res file is required for an external user, you can email the relevant editor's email address to the House Style Office. We will then send the logo and print specifications to the editor directly.
150 dpi EPS and JPG file formats
These file formats are suited to high-quality printed matter and can only be processed using professional graphic design programs used by all UM preferred suppliers.
You can also ask the House Style Office to send you the JPG file to apply on internal media by yourself.
72 dpi JPG file formats
This low-resolution file format is suited to simple printed matter which can also be processed using Microsoft Office applications. It can also be used for digital applications such as websites, electronic newsletters, etc.
You can request other formats using the form link above.
Compact version of UM logo
All UM organisational units can have a compact version of the UM logo combined with their own name to apply to media created by third parties. If you have any questions, you can contact the House Style Office.
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