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Logo Usage Guidelines

Table of Contents

  1. The OSI Logo: Usage Guidelines
    1. Logo Usage
      1. The Standard Logo
      2. The Logotype
      3. The Symbol
      4. Reversing Logotype Color to White
      5. Greyscale Logo
        1. For Use on Light Backgrounds
        2. For Use on Dark Backgrounds
      6. Black & White Logo
        1. For Use on Light Backgrounds
        2. For Use on Dark Backgrounds
    2. Trademark Symbol
    3. Clear Space
    4. Typeface
      1. Complementary Font
    5. Color Palette
  2. Bad Logo Usage
    1. Never Stray from the Color Palette
  3. Improper Design Usage
    1. Never Switch the Colors
    2. Never Use the Design on Similarly-Colored Backgrounds
    3. Never Rearrange Elements of the Design
    4. Never Stretch or Distort the Logo

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1. The OSI Logo: Usage Guidelines

The OSI logo is a trademark of Open Source Initiative. In order to protect and grow the OSI brand, we have a distinguishable logo that can be used to mark software licensed under an OSI Approved License. When displaying the OSI logo, please follow our standard Trademark Guidelines. Other sizes and resolutions of the logo, some suitable for print, can be found here. Additional guidelines regarding the logo's appearance are given below:

1.1. Logo Usage
1.1.1. The Standard Logo 1.1.2. The Logotype 1.1.3. The Symbol
The Standard Logo The Logotype The Symbol
1.1.4. Reversing Logotype Color to White 1.1.5. Greyscale Logo 1.1.5.1. For Use on Light Backgrounds
Reversing Logotype Color to White

When the logo is used on a background that is darker than 50% grey, you should reverse the type to white for legibility:

Greyscale Logo

In greyscale reproduction, use the black and white version on the logo:

For Use on Light Backgrounds

The normal greyscale reproduction is suitable for use on light backgrounds without modification.

1.1.5.2. For Use on Dark Backgrounds 1.1.6. Black & White Logo
1.1.6.1. For Use on Light Backgrounds 1.1.6.2. For Use on Dark Backgrounds
For Use on Dark Backgrounds For Use on Light Backgrounds For Use on Dark Backgrounds

For dark backgrounds in a greyscale printing situation, use the following treatment of the greyscale logo:

Sometimes, often due to production costs, only one color of ink is available and so OSI Logo must be reproduced using only one color. In this scenario, the logo, logotype, or symbol must be used following the convention of using a light color type on a dark background or in a dark color type on a light background. The logotype and/or symbol outline must be clearly distinguishable from the background color. You must honor the OSI Logo palette when possible, using black or white if necessary.

1.2. Trademark Symbol

The 'TM' or ® trademark symbol as determined by OSI must always be visible and readable for both the OSI Logo in the placements shown in these guidelines. You may not remove or obfuscate either of the TM or ® symbols in the OSI Logo.

1.3. Clear Space

There should be sufficient clear space around the logo.

1.4. Typeface

1.4.1. Complementary Font

We recommend using the OpenSymbol sans fonts as complementary fonts to the OSI Logo.

1.5. Color Palette

Light Green

Pantone®:

361 CVU

CMYK (%):

76,0,91,0

RGB (0-255):

61,166,57

HEX:

#3DA639

Dark Green

Pantone®:

361 CVU +50% Black

CMYK (%):

76,0,91,50

RGB (0-255):

30,83,29

HEX:

#1E531D

Black

Pantone®:

Black

CMYK (%):

0,0,0,100

RGB (0-255):

0,0,0

HEX:

#000000

2. Bad Logo Usage

2.1. Never Stray from the Color Palette

Never Stray from the Color Palette

3. Improper Design Usage

3.1. Never Switch the Colors

Use a choice from the palette provided.

Never Switch the Colors

3.2. Never Use the Design on Similarly-Colored Backgrounds

Never use the design on similarly-colored backgrounds. Use a choice from the palette that is appropriate for the background.

Never Use the Design on Similarly-Colored Backgrounds

3.3. Never Rearrange Elements of the Design

Do not change spacing, alignment, or relative locations of the design elements.

Never Rearrange Elements of the Design

3.4. Never Stretch or Distort the Logo

Do not change the proportions of any of the design elements or the design itself. You may resize as needed but must retain all proportions.

Never Stretch or Distort the Logo
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