The University logo is a key part of our visual identity. It is instantly recognisable. The principal logo should always be used unless there is a constraint on the area you are applying it to.
The logo is available for staff to download in a number of different sizes and formats. If you require the logo in other formats please contact email@example.com.
In an area that is height restricted you can use the long logo, for example along the barrel of a pen or down the spine of a publication. If you would like to use the long logo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University must be referred to as the University of York not York University, to avoid confusion with York University in Canada.
The logo must not be modified in any way.
The logo must be positioned at the top right of any printed materials.
To help ensure that the logo is clearly defined and not obscured by any other design element, an exclusion zone has been set up. Nothing should fall within this area.
The exclusion zone is proportional to two stacked ‘U’s taken from the word UNIVERSITY.
Departments, services, centres and groups may not invent their own logo.
If you are required to include the logo of another organisation on your University of York materials, there are defined placements for these on web pages, stationery and publications. Contact the Visual Identity team for guidance.
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The logo should not be reproduced below 35mm wide in print, or 175 pixels wide on the web.
Minimum sizes in print
- Minimum 35mm
- A5 63mm
- A4 90mm
- A3 100mm
These downloads are only available to York staff and students. If you do not have a staff or student account, please contact