- Welcome to the La Trobe Art Institute (LAI) brand guidelines.
This branding and identity guidelines were selected to be used by the Director of LAI.
LAI is a corporate, strong and elegant styled organisation that is synonymous with art, design and culture.This document contains everything you need to know about how the LAI brand should be used throughout all aspects of the branding and marketing ensuring it remains consistent throughout.
Using the brand correctly is extremely important to us. We ask that the guide is always referred
and adhered to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our brand.
- Logo ComponentsThe basic component of the LAI branding consists of two elements: The symbol and the typography. Depending on the application and size of the given medium, there are two different variations of the logo.Variation 1 is for documents which are primarily vertical.
Variation 2 is applied to items which are primarily horizontal.
This allows the identity of LAI to be applied to a variety of mediums and have it sit appropriately within its context regardless of the format that it is placed within.
- Technical aspects
- The breakdown1. A demonstration of the even distance between each stroke, horizontally, which additionally is the same width as the given stroke. This makes for a strong, rigid look.2. We see the same technical application of spacing and line width as we did with No.1. The vertical elements of the design has each line the same width and the and distance between it, and the next line. In some cases, the distance is twice the space, this allows the logo to remain square.3. The spacing between the final of the 'L' the bowl of the 'A' and the ear of the 'I' are all the same;
Moreover it is 4 times the space between the bottom of the pictorial element and the lettering.
To maintain balance between the two lines of text, there is a space of two of the given measurements.4. The horizontal length and vertical length of the logo. This is the primary reason the pictorial element is able to be square, allowing an ability to be rotated depending on the given desire and/or effect.
- Primary Typeface: Gotham
- Secondary typeface: Mercury
- The Do's and the Don'ts
- Colour scheme & using photos with the logoThe branding of LAI uses 3 primary colours; PANTONE Red 0321 C, black and white. This ensures a strong brand and recognisable imagery. LAI has a very particular look for its duo tone imagery which can be noted below.
- Placing the logo on colour imagesWhen placing the logo on top of an image use the white logo, taking into consideration text size and legibility. Consider placement of the logo which we recommend is centred in the image.
- StationeryStationery has been made to regulation standards. The colour and patterns used are the primary colours and a mix of both logos, depending on the format in which it is placed. The iPhone and iPad represent application user interfaces for smart phones and tablets where users can find news and updates that are relevant to the staff and students of LAI.
- SignageWhen applying the logo to buildings or general signage the space it is being placed into must be taken into consideration. This will allow for the correct variation of logo to be applied, allowing for maximum legibility/size. The sign should always fit into the context in which it is placed.
- Employee uniformsShirts and t-shirts are the preffered uniforms for employees; each garment should be chosen appropriately represent the area of the workplace. We expect the 'front of house' employees to wear shirts and back of house to wear tshirts. Displaying elegance and professionalism is a must within the LAI environment.
- General student uniformThe casual clothing seen below will be sold to students in the student union or within the lobbies of galleries. Gallery employees are not to wear the casual clothing whilst at work.
- VehiclesThe LAI van will be used for deliveries, as well as a means of transportation within work hours for employees allowing for promotion of the institute in a variety of places.
- Promotional goods
These company assets are used to promote LAI at corporate events, exhibitions, open days, information nights and at university campuses.
1. Ballpoint pens2. Carry bag3. Wine bottles
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