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CHARGING BISON INSTITUTIONAL LOGO

Guidelines for the proper treatment and usage of the SKC Charging Bison Institutional (CBI) Logo

The Charging Bison Institutional logo was developed to exemplify the SKC tagline “Grounded in Tradition. Charging into the Future.” It can be used in all but the most official communication materials. The Charging Bison Logo can be used with or without the tagline.

The Charging Bison is our legally trademarked image and as such it is very important that we pay close attention to how we treat it when using it.

Below you will find the guidelines for treating the Charging Bison Institutional Logo.

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VERSIONS OF THE CBI LOGO

The CBI logo has been produced in two arrangements. The original horizontal version and the more recent “stacked” version.

APPROVED COLOR COMBINATIONS

The Charging Bison Institutional logo can be used in either of the approved primary colors, and white. All elements of the logo must remain a single color.

Take special note that maroon is not in the list of approved color combinations

Vegas Gold on Black

Vegas Gold on Black

Vegas Gold on Black

Vegas Gold on Black

CBI Logo on Grey

As “Warm Grey” is one of the SKC Official colors it is acceptable to put the CBI Logo on a Grey background. Provide for adequate contrast when doing so.

Vegas Gold on Dark Grey

Black on Medium Grey

White on Medium Grey

Black on Light Grey

DOWNLOAD THE CHARGING BISON LOGO

Download a .PNG version of your desired logo below by clicking on it.

Download the Charging Bison Logo WITH the Tagline

Download the Stacked Charging Bison Logo

The Charging Bison Institutional Logo (CBI) is also availble in a stacked arrangement. This was developed to accomodate the narrow spaces available in some layouts. Use this version of the CBI when SKC’s name is too small to create visual impact in a layout.

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USAGE OF THE SKC CHARGING BISON LOGO

Because it is more scalable, readable, and flexible than the seal, it more clearly indicates who we are. It should be used in place of the seal in informal communications and marketing materials.

Examples of the conventional use of the CBI Logo.

  • Event flyers
  • Posters
  • Apparel
  • Print and digital newsletters
  • Advertising for the College as well as individual departments, programs and events.
  • Digital and physical signage
  • Websites (see “department logos” for individual variations)
  • Podiums, backdrops, College flags
  • Business Cards

The logo should not be used on:

  • Official legal documents
  • Transcripts
  • Official college stationary
  • Convocation and Commencement documents
  • Honor society documents
  • Diplomas
  • Board of Director resolutions
  • Formal invitations

CLEARSPACE

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M= Minimum Clearspace around Charging Bison logo with or without tagline.

Ensure that when using the Charging Bison Institutional logo in a layout that adequate clearspace is allowed on all sides of the logo. Clearspace refers to the distance between one design element and another, not including a background image.

SMALLEST ALLOWABLE REPRODUCTION SIZE

The Charging Bison Institutional logo is wide and short. So, we all must be wary of how small it is reproduced. The Charging Bison Institutional logo with no tagline can be printed at a smaller size than the tagline version. Take special caution when printing the logo reversed at small sizes at small type get filled in and become illegible.

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2.5 (2 1/2) Inches

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3 Inches

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.75 (3/4) Inch

 Take special caution when printing the logo reversed. At small sizes at small type can be filled in.

APPROVED CBI LOGO FOR SMALL EMBROIDERY

The horizontal nature of the Charging Bison Institutional logo the low resolution of embroidery makes embroidering the logo smaller than 4 inches very difficult and will likely produce poor readability and look unprofessional. Consequently, a version of the Charging Bison Institutional logo has been developed to accommodate the low resolution application of embroidery. Note that we only need to use this version for embroidery on garments when the institutional logo will be smaller than 4 inches wide.

For approved garment colors see Apparel Guidelines page.

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CHARGING BISON LOGO - SEEING RED

We cannot reproduce any version of the Charging Bison in or on the color red. If the design/layout of your material dictates the use of the color red please use the SKC seal instead of the Charging Bison.

By refraining from the use of red with the Charging Bison logo SKC remains in accordance with its trademark agreement.

It is acceptable to print in or on “SKC Maroon” please see the SKC colors page for an accurate description of the color.

CHARGING BISON LOGO ON PHOTOGRAPHIC BACKGROUNDS

When the Charging Bison Institutional logo is placed over a photo background, there must be enough contrast that the logo can be read with no difficulty.

It is acceptable to apply a filter beneath the logo to either darken or lighten the photo in order to provide the required contrast.

 

ACCEPTABLE CONTRAST

 

UNACCEPTABLE CONTRAST

"TM" PROTECTING OUR INVESTMENT

The Charging Bison mark is SKC’s trademarked property. Whenever it is reproduced the “TM” must accompany it either on the upper or lower right of the mark. In most case, the TM has been pre-placed in the lower right of the mark. When shrinking the mark please ensure the TM remains legible.

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CHARGING BISON INSTITUTIONAL LOGO "NO-NO's"

The consistent and professional reproduction of the Charging Bison logo is essential in providing a public image of a pre-eminent institute of higher education. As such please avoid doing ANY of the following to SKC’s Charging Bison Logo.

Do NOT squish or stretch

Do NOT use low resolution versions

Do NOT recolor the CBI LOGO

Do NOT change the font

Do NOT add elements to the CBI Logo

Do NOT rearrange elements of the CBI Logo

Do NOT the CBI Logo to any angle other than 0º, 90º or -90º

CHARGING BISON INSTITUTIONAL LOGO "NO-NO's"

The consistent and professional reproduction of the Charging Bison logo is essential in providing a public image of a pre-eminent institute of higher education. As such please avoid doing ANY of the following to SKC’s Charging Bison Logo.

Do NOT squish or stretch

Do NOT recolor the CBI Logo

Do NOT use low resolution versions

Do NOT use low resolution versions

Do NOT change the font

Do NOT add elements to the Seal

Do NOT the CBI Logo to any angle other than 0º, 90º or -90º

Don't forget the "TM"

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THE COMMON JPEG PROBLEM

One of the most common file types used for images from the internet, and digital cameras to desktop publishing is a “jpeg” or .jpg. The small file size of .jpgs allow for easy transportation of image files.

A jpg however, has a few limitations, most notably, in this case, a lack of transparent background. When a .jpg is saved it will create a white rectangle around the artwork contained within it. This isn’t a problem when dealing with a photo that is rectangular. When you are introducing a non-rectangular logo into a layout it can cause a problem with any background images, or colors.

The solution to this is the .png. Pngs allow for a transparent background and are great for use with logos. As .png is a superior and more flexible file type for presenting a logo we will only be making the SKC Seal and Charging Bison logo available as .pngs.

If however, your printer or application require a larger image or higher resolution we have provided a link to download vector and high-resolution versions of the Seal and Charging Bison logo. Please keep in mind that without proper software you may not be able to view many of these files.

High resolution and vector files can be downloaded here.

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