Our individually-managed approach to web and interactive communications at Ohio State inspires creativity and allows each unit to best communicate with their audience. Using common resources when possible, however, saves time and energy and helps unify and strengthen the university brand in online communications.
This section covers digital brand elements. To see usage guidelines for web sites and mobile apps, visit the Web and Mobile section.
Minimum size logos
For digital applications, small-size logos need special consideration. Downscaling larger graphics (bitmap or vector) to small sizes can lead to blurriness, as the artwork doesn't always fall nicely on the pixel grid.
We have created a set of minimum size logos that can be used when a small-size is necessary. Using these files ensures the logo stays crisp and clean.
A reminder: The minimum size for the logo is based on the Block O being 32 pixels high. The recommended size for the logo is based on the Block O being 50 pixels high.
The university fonts, Proxima Nova and Capita, are available as web fonts to provide consistent type styles across print and digital communications. Web fonts are "safe" to use on web sites without fear of defaulting to a less-savory alternative. To economize server space and for convenience, web fonts are hosted centrally, and they are available for use on any site with an osu.edu subdomain.
For examples and instructions on usage, view the web fonts PDF included in the digital elements resources below. (requires login).
The default font for electronic communications is Arial.
The smallest digital application is the favicon. This is the small icon that appears in web browsers near the page name. Measuring a mere 16x16 pixels, it is tiny, but can play a big part in unifying university sites.
When a user saves a page to their mobile device, we have included a mobile-friendly home screen icon too. Feel free to use the social media avatar or mobile app icon templates to create a home screen icon which represents your unit.
The favicon, mobile icon and HTML code are included with the nav bar resources.
Home screen icon
Digital element resources
- Masthead and footer logos
- Minimum size logos for web use (32px/50px)
- Nav bar
- Web font instructions