Below you will find a collection of logos available to download in both JPG and EPS (scalable) format. Please keep the following items in mind when preparing to use them:
All creative materials for external audiences must be created or approved by the Communications Department. An easy way to remember what needs to be approved is to ask:
- Does this piece contain an Abbey/Priory logo?
- Will this piece be seen by people other than monks, faculty/staff and students?
Letters, memos and other correspondence do not need approval unless they are being sent to a large audience.
Use of the Priory Shield
The Priory Shield is one of our most recognizable logos. It was developed through a long process using rules of heraldry that are centuries old. The backstory and branding of the shield make it very important that we establish and follow guidelines for usage.
- Always use either a full-color version of the shield, or a one-color line drawing version. Alternate color combinations are not acceptable.
- Do not change any of the graphic elements of the shield.
- The “Laus Tibi Domine,” banner should never be removed or separated from the shield, and the text should never be changed.
- It is preferable that the shield be displayed above text, but if it is set inline it should have at least a quarter inch buffer.
The official school colors are those used in the Shield: Blue, red, yellow and white. Because our athletic teams use blue and red, those are the colors most associated with the school.
The official PMS codes for Priory blue and red are:
- Blue: Pantone 282
- Red: Pantone 485
- Yellow: 116
Use care when designing materials that have red or yellow as the primary color, as they can be harsh for the reader, particularly online. Try to use them in conjunction with blue, and use muted tones if possible.
Apparel and Merchandise
All merchandise with Priory logos or branding should be ordered through the Campus Store.
School communications from a faculty or staff member should use the official letterhead, notecards and envelopes designed and printed by the Communications Department. Electronic copies in .docx format are also available from the Communications Office.
When printing on the official letterhead, use a 2-inch top margin, a 1-inch bottom margin, and half-inch side margins. On other pieces of official stationery, maintain a half-inch margin around any established elements.
Often times, printed materials will be designed to fit the theme or context of an event, however, for materials designed in-house for everyday use, please follow these guidelines:
- Pages should have at least a half-inch margin.
- Images that are set inline with text should have at least a quarter-inch buffer.
- Images should be at least a quarter of the width of the page, except for individual headshots, which should be at least an inch wide.
- Fonts and sizes:
- Headings: Bold, either a sans-serif font or the same font as body copy, 14-16 pts.
- Body copy: Serif font (Times New Roman/Cambria), 10-12 pts.
- Image captions/Notes: Sans-serif font, 8-10 pts.
- Emphasis hierarchy: italics or bold, then bold italics