Monogram

Athletics Monogram Examples 1

The Notre Dame monogram is the primary identifier for athletics at the University of Notre Dame. It has stood the test of time and is instantly recognizable as the mark of a storied athletics tradition.

Standardized in 2015, the monogram pays homage to the marks of the past while establishing a single mark to define Notre Dame athletics for years to come. Taking every detail into consideration, the monogram is optimized for use across all applications.

Consistent and proper use of the primary logo not only strengthens recognition for Notre Dame athletics, but also builds brand equity and familiarity. Adherence to the guidelines prescribed over the following pages is critical to maintaining a strong, consistent brand.

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For use of the monogram outside of Athletics, see section on University Branding.

General Rules

  • Always use official electronic artwork provided by Fighting Irish Media and Notre Dame licensing. Contact Fighting Irish Media or Notre Dame licensing to obtain official files for use across all applications.
  • Do not attempt to reconstruct or recreate the logo in any way. Any reproduction of the logo will take away from the integrity of its construction.
  • Do not use any Notre Dame monograms developed previous to the production of the 2015 brand standards document. Rules for use of vintage marks are outlined later in this document.
  • Only use approved designated color combinations.

Two-Color Version

The two-color version of the Notre Dame monogram is the primary mark and should be used for most executions. The monogram should only be presented in blue/gold/white color combinations as shown below in the respective variations.

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Monogram Two Color Minimum Print Size

Minimum Size: Print

In print applications, the two-color monogram should not be scaled smaller than .75 inches in height. Use good judgement when designing and executing across di erent mediums and substrates. If legibility becomes an issue, increase the size to ensure the integrity of the logo.

Monogram Two Color Minimum Digital Size

Minimum Size: Digital

In digital applications, the two-color monogram should not be scaled smaller than 72 pixels in height. Use good judgment and scale appropriately to ensure the integrity of the logo.

Athletics Monogram Two-Color Clear Space

Clear Space

The clear space is the protected area around the logo that must be maintained to ensure no other graphic elements interfere with its clarity and integrity. It is also the minimum space the logo may be placed from any corner of an artboard in which it is placed.

Respect the developed boundaries and maintain appropriate separation. To preserve the logo’s prominence, no additional iconography, marks or artwork may be used in conjunction with the monogram.

The defined clear space is “X” units. The “X” unit correlates directly to the weight of the mark’s serif.


One-Color Version

The one-color version of the Notre Dame monogram should be presented in blue and gold color combinations and may only be used when the two-color version is not ideal. The blue and white variations should only be used when color restrictions are present.

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Monogram One Color Minimum Print Size

Minimum Size: Print

In print applications, the one-color monogram should not be scaled smaller than .5 inches in height. Use good judgement when designing and executing across di erent mediums and substrates.If legibility becomes an issue, increase the size to ensure the integrity of the logo.

Monogram One Color Minimum Digital Size

Minimum Size: Digital

In digital applications, the one-color monogram should not be scaled smaller than 36 pixels in height. Use good judgment and scale appropriately to ensure the integrity of the logo.

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Favicon Exception

A favicon is a great way to subtly brand a website that is authentic to Notre Dame athletics. In this special circumstance, use the one-color blue monogram with a size that is 16px wide.

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Athletics Monogram One-Color Clear Space

Clear Space

The clear space is the protected area around the logo that must be maintained to ensure no other graphic elements interfere with its clarity and integrity. It is also the minimum space the logo may be placed from any corner of an artboard in which it is placed.

Respect the developed boundaries and maintain appropriate separation. To preserve the logo’s prominence, no additional iconography, marks or artwork may be used in conjunction with the monogram.

The defined clear space is “X” units. The “X” unit correlates directly to the weight of the mark’s serif.


Don'ts: Unacceptable Logo Techniques

It is important to maintain the integrity of the Notre Dame monogram. Do not use any of the following techniques when using the logo:

  • monogram_do_not_example_1Do not skew monogram

  • monogram_do_not_example_2Do not alter monogram construction

  • monogram_do_not_example_3Do not add additional outlines

  • monogram_do_not_example_4Do not change color combinations

  • monogram_do_not_example_5Do not place on non-contrasting background

  • monogram_do_not_example_6Do not add gradients

  • monogram_do_not_example_7Do not use bevel or other filters

  • monogram_do_not_example_8Do not add unnecessary drop shadow

  • monogram_do_not_example_9Do not alter outline size

  • monogram_do_not_example_10Do not add elements on top

  • monogram_do_not_example_11Do not use the monogram as a clipping mask

  • monogram_do_not_example_12Do not combine with other shapes

  • monogram_do_not_example_13Do not place on an angle without other graphics appearing at the same angle

  • monogram_do_not_example_14Do not crop (*Exception: On-air media where used as a standard convention)

  • monogram_do_not_example_15Do not use stroke

  • monogram_do_not_example_16Do not distort disproportionately