uOttawa Content Boxes

The charcoal grey content boxes are designed to isolate and emphasize key pieces of information such as titles and short paragraphs of body text, as well as improve legibility, especially when being used on a photograph.

uOTTAWA CONTENT (TITLE) BOXES

A. Garnet pipe – corporate branding

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B. Faculty pipe (Faculty of Education shown here) Faculty-specific branding

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C. Greyscale pipe – corporate or faculty branding (see below for more information)

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EXAMPLES OF CONTENT BOX USAGE

D. Institutional content box with bilingual text on one line

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E. Faculty of Science content box with side by side (French and English) text in one box

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F. Faculty of Arts content box with stacked (French and English) text in one box

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Box dimensions may vary depending on content and document size but must never be scaled independently or out of proportion with the pipe. Pipe sizing specifications are provided in all spec sheets where they are used. For full-colour documents, content boxes can be set in 100% Charcoal Grey (coloured backgrounds) or 100% black with 90% opacity and a multiply effect (photo or textured backgrounds). For greyscale documents, the content boxes can be set to black, either at a 90% tint or at a 100% tint with 90% opacity and a multiply effect.

A – For full-colour University promotion, the pipe must be garnet (PMS 7427 C or CMYK equivalent).

B – For full colour, corporate faculty-specific promotion, the pipe must be in one of the 10 approved faculty colours. NOTE: As the Faculty of Arts colour is white, you must also include a 0.25" Warm Grey 5 keyline around the pipe when the content boxes are being used on a white or Polar Grey background.

C - For greyscale documents, whether for corporate or faculty-specific promotion, the pipe must be set in black at a 70% tint. NOTE: An exception to this is the Faculty of Arts pipe, which must be set in white and include a 35% grey keyline when used on a white or Polar Grey background.

    Audience: 
  • Graphic designer
  • Printer
  • Web developer
    Topics: 
  • Branding
  • Colour
  • Colour values
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