College Logos, Templates, and Other Resources
Official Colorado College Logos
Below are various versions of the official Colorado College logos. These can be downloaded and used for print and web. Before downloading and using these logos, please read the usage guidelines. Thank you!
Colorado College Logo Use
Above are several versions of the Colorado College logo. These can be downloaded and used for print and web.
By following these guidelines, all employees, students, and outside suppliers will uniformly project the correct Colorado College identity. To effectively establish a strong graphic identity, these guidelines must be implemented consistently.
The guidelines for using the logo are as follows:
Using the official Colorado College logo
The official Colorado College logo must be on all printed or visual materials produced by or for the college. If you are ever in doubt about its use, please contact the office of communications at 389-6603.
There are two acceptable formats for the logo: a horizontal (preferred) and vertical configuration. The logo was designed to be produced “as is” and should not be modified in any way. The office of communications must approve any deviation from these formats before production begins.
The logos should not be reproduced any smaller than 2 inches across (horizontal version) and no smaller than ¾” of an inch high (vertical version).
For the Colorado College logo to stand alone, it always should be surrounded by open space. It is recommended that a distance of one-half the height of the logo be allowed to separate the logo from text, headlines, phrases or graphics that appear above or below it. Maintaining minimum clear spaces will keep the logo from looking crowded and wrongly linking it to other elements.
Logo color and font
A specific color has been chosen for the logo. It is PMS 124u antique gold (Pantone Color Formula Guide). It is the only approved color other than Black or White in which the logo may be reproduced. If printing in 4-color process, the process equivalent is C:0 M:27.5 Y:100 K:6. This hexadecimal code is provided for Internet color approximation #F59C00.
The font used for the logo is Stone Serif and the logo is set using small caps.
Logo file types
For most applications (print and web) the files tagged .jpg or .tif will work very well. The files tagged .eps and .pdf are file types sometimes requested by third-party vendors and some printers. All of these file formats will work with graphics software programs such as Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop.
You will be able to DOWNLOAD and PLACE the logo files as a picture in your document. However, in order to OPEN these images you must have Adobe Photoshop or similar software. Most commercial vendors will have the capability to open and use these logos.
Ordering letterhead, business cards, and envelopes
Templates for ordering letterhead, business cards, and envelopes are available at: www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/communications/printshop/.
The horizontal version of the logo is the only version to be used on letterhead, business cards, and envelopes.
The athletics logo
The athletics department uses a variation of the logo that includes a stylized tiger. It is the official symbol to represent the college’s athletics teams. The athletics logo should be used for athletics functions, brochures, and websites only. Two formats are acceptable: vertical (preferred) and horizontal.
The gold color is consistent with the Colorado College logo (PMS 124u – Pantone Color Formula Guide).
When using the color version of the athletics logo, the background color of the stylized tiger should always be white, so that you can see the whites of the tiger’s eyes and teeth.
For more information about logo usage, please contact the office of communications at 389-6603.