Block N files and usage
Looking for logos? You're in the right place. For individual logos, see the links on the right. To download all our logos at once, see the zipped packages below:
- Basic Logos - These are ideal for use in programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other common software programs.
- Advanced (Vector) Logos - These are typically in Adobe Illustrator format and are infinitely scalable, giving you maximum flexibility.
What is the logo? The University logo is NOT simply the letter "N." Our logo is called the Block N logo, and it is a professionally-designed "N" surrounded by a perfectly square field of Navy blue (the exact color is PANTONE® 282C). Do not separate the "N" from its square field. On a dark background, our Block N logo should have a thin white border around the outside of the square field to separate the Block N logo from the background.
When should I use the logo? All of the time, on every publication and website.
The Block N logo must be on the cover of all publications and on all marketing and promotional materials related to the University.
Can I change the color? The printed logo should appear in one of the official colors. If printing in 1 or 2 colors, one color must always be black or PANTONE® 282C blue.
Can I apply special effects? The logo should appear unaltered in every application and should not be stretched or have a drop shadow or any other effect applied. You may emboss the logo on fancy pieces or include it in a die-cut. or foil treatment as well. The perfectly-square bounding box should always appear around the "N" and the proportion of the "N" should never change relative to the box.
What if I am placing the logo on a blue or dark background? When printing or placing a logo on a field of blue or any color that is low contrast, the logo should have a thin white outline around the outer edge of the box.
Can I have my own logo? Please do not create any secondary logos for Colleges, Schools, centers, units, programs, or promotions. MarCom is responsible for developing all branding and sub-branding for Colleges and Schools and frequently consults with centers, units, and programs to create non-illustrated, typography-only "identifiers" to ensure consistent branding across the University. The "no secondary logos" rule is included in the University Administrative Manual.
How large does the logo need to be? The logo should be proportional to size of your publication, promotional item, or website.
The absolute minimum size for the Block N logo is one quarter inch (1/4"); however, this size is appropriate only for promotional items like pens.
If the logo is used in combination with the logotype, the overall height should be no smaller than three quarters of an inch (3/4").