About Brand Architecture
Logos and wordmarks are created by mapping a visual system to our brand architecture. Simply said, brand architecture is about how we relate to each other and to our parent brand, Illinois. Brand architecture is comprised of two documents that outline our logos and wordmarks system.
The Block I logo
and Illinois Wordmark Guide
The Block I Logo and Illinois Wordmark Guide is a set of basic definitions and guidelines for the identity's primary element. Reference this guide to see how to use the Block I logo and Illinois Wordmark.
The brand showcase is a tool that brings the brand guidelines to life and provides some creative examples of how you can execute the brand guidelines in your materials.
We encourage you to submit your own on-brand materials to add to the showcase to inspire other units throughout the university.
Requests for Unit Wordmark(s)
Unit wordmarks will be provided by Public Affairs.
Campus Communication Officers (CCOs) will submit a request on behalf of their units that includes a policy choice for how the unit chooses to exercise the standard. Files are made available in Box to any users granted by the CCO.
Individual requests will not be fulfilled that do not align with the policy standard.
Please reach out to your CCO with any questions.
Downloading the Logo and Wordmark
U of I Box
All possible logo and wordmark variations are available for download through U of I Box* and may not be altered. No other variations may be created.
Follow the links below and use your campus Net ID to log in or sign up for your free account.
Download the Entire Folder
To download a .zip file containing all possible logo or wordmark variations, click on the down arrow next to the folder name and choose "Download" from the dropdown menu.
Download Individual Files
To download a single file, hover over the file you wish to download and click on the "More Options" icon that appears next to the folder name. Choose "Download" from the dropdown menu.
Established in 1894, the primary color palette for the Illinois brand is orange and blue. Colors should be used consistently across all materials. Pantone or CMYK values should be used for print and RGB or HEX values should be used for screen applications. For more detailed directions, download the Block I logo and Illinois Wordmark Guide.