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European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009

CORPORATE DESIGN MANUAL


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The logo : sparks and synapses The logo can be read both as sparks and synapses, elements that are considered powerful symbols of innovation and creativity. While sparks evoke an unpredictable event or changing situation, synapses stand for links between different elements, they connect ideas, or even universes. The shape resembles a star, which helps identify the Year as an EU initiative. The logo of the previous European Year is similar in that it combines a simple coloured shape with a claim in black and white.

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8 elements - 8 key competences The 8 visuals elements represent the 8 key competences to improve:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Communication in the mother tongue; Communication in foreign languages; Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology; Digital competence; Learning to learn; Social and civic competences; Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; and Cultural awareness and expression.




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The logo size & typography The optimal logo size is determined for individual media, depending on the area of application. It is recommended to use the long and horizontal version of the logo as shown below. Exceptions are permitted only in individual cases where the logo is heavily reduced and the legibility of the lettering is no longer guaranteed. Even a one colours is recommended for example for promotional materials as lanyards, USB sticks, T-shirt and stickers.

The typography used for the name “Creativity & Innovation - European Year 2009 “ is ‘Myriad pro’

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™ Horizontal Long version Vertical Long version

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Logo: application of colours In addition to a colour variation of 4 c further variations can be used depending on the application. 1 . Colour version The colour version is used for all printing in 4 C or special colours (Pantone), e.g. for all business material and brochures. Special colours may only be used for printed materials in which there are no visuals.

2. “Negative” version The negative version can be used for all printed material and merchandising using a unicolour background printing process. See the “Don’ts for more information.

3.“Postive” unicolour version The unicolour logo (positive version) can be used for unicolour printing. There are four main colours that can be used:

Pantone reflex blue (EU colour) PANTONE Magenta C

There is 4 main colours that can be used: Pantone reflex blue ( EUcolor) Pantone 248 c Pantone 376 c Pantone 123 c

PANTONE 2935c PANTONE 123 C

PANTONE 248 C PANTONE 299 C

PANTONE 021 C

PANTONE 376 C PANTONE 1807 C

4. Black & white version




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Brand space ( protection zone) The brand space is the protection zone around the signet which rules out any visual competition with other design elements in the immediate proximity. This protective area is especially important for co-branding. It is mandatory for printed materials. The basic unit of the protection zone is derived from the “o”: its dimensions are determined as variables of the size of the letter “o”. The protection zone is to be regarded as a minimum. If necessary, the brand space can be extended, as required by the situation in question. Only a single-colour background in white in the corporate design colours may be used behind the signet. Certain exceptions to this rule are permitted in web design. Here, the protection zone does not have to be adhered to due to limited space, so the signet can be smaller.

=o

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Logo language adaptations: colour version The logo design works in all European languages. Language adaptations can be made in all defined colour variations. See the official website at : http://create2009.europa.eu

BULGARIAN ( BG )

CZECH ( CS )

Cyprian ( CY )

DANISH ( DA )

GERMAN ( DE )

GREEK ( EL )

ENGLISH ( EN )

Spanish (ES)

Estonian (ET)

Finnish (FI)

French (FR)

Hungarian (HU)

Lithuanian (LT)

Latvian (LV)

Creatività e Innovazione Anno europeo 2009

Italian (IT)

Kreatywność i innowacje Europejski Rok 2009

Maltese (MT)

Dutch (NL)

Polish (PL)

Portuguese (PT)

ROMANIAN ( RO )

Slovak (SK)

Slovenian (SL)

Swedish (SV)




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Don’ts Essentially, the logo may not be changed. Any form of modification is inadmissible. • The logo may not be scaled, distorted or rotated. • The use of other typefaces is not permitted. • No colour versions may be used apart from those defined here. • The position of the logo elements may not bealtered. • The omission of elements is not permitted except with the authorisations from our services : EAC-EYCI2009@ec.europa.eu

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Good application




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Typography Myriad PRO (typeface) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myriad PRO Typeface Category Classifications Designers Additional designers Foundry

Myriad Sans-serif Humanist Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Christopher Slye Fred Brady Adobe Type

Adobe’s Myriad is the typeface which is used in Apple’s modern marketing. The word “word” set in roman, italic, and bold. Myriad is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly for Adobe Systems. Myriad was originally issued in 1991 as Myriad MM, a multiple master type family which worked with an intelligent software “engine” to allow the user to generate variations in width and weight. In 2000 it was reissued as Myriad Pro, an OpenType font family. Myriad MM was discontinued in 2003. Myriad is easily recognized due to its special “y” descender (tail), slanting “e” cut, and rounded curves. Myriad Pro is the OpenType version of the original Myriad font family. It first shipped in 2000, as Adobe moved towards the OpenType standard. Additional designers were Christopher Slye and Fred Brady. Myriad Pro comprises 40 fonts in four widths and five weights. Originally it was only 30 fonts, but a “semi-condensed” width was added several years later. Compared to Myriad MM, it added support for Latin Extended, Greek, and Cyrillic characters, and oldstyle figures.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™ Myriad Pro light

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™ Myriad Pro light italic

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™

Myriad Pro won bukva:raz! 2001 under the Greek and Cyrillic categories Myriad Pro Greek won TDC2 2000 (Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2000) in the Text/display type systems category.

Myriad Pro semi bold

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™

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Myriad Pro semi bold italic


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Working typefaces Tahoma (System) Like the print typeface, the working typeface is a sans-serif linear antiqua typeface and was designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft in 1995. Due to its even structure, it retains good legibility even in small type sizes. Tahoma has the same properties as Myriad Pro. Both typefaces complement each other well without competing visually. Tahoma is designated as the typeface to be used in electronic media since it is installed in virtually every operating system. This ensures that the appearance of the EYCI2009 logo is uniform in all media. The typeface family consists of the typeweights normal and bold. No other typefaces may be used. Tahoma is used in all digital and internally printed media.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™ Tahoma

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO PQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmno pqrstuvwxyz 1234567890&©™

Tahoma bold

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Format requirements

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Type size/typefaces

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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highlighting purposes.

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Colours Main colours/logo colours The EYCI 2009 logo is made up of a total of 8 different colours. For print media, the CMYK colour mode based on Euroscala is to be used as are the special colour tones according to Pantone. The colours cyan, magenta, yellow and Key (black) used in CMYK mode provide the technical basis for modern four-colour printing. However, Pantone special colours are fixed, thus offering the advantage of strict international standardisation. The RGB colour mode is suitable for digital media. This colour model, based on the three primary colours red, green and blue, is especially suited to meeting the needs of electronic display Summary of colours to be used for print and online media: Professional printing of information and communication materials: CMYK (Euroscala) or special colours (Pantone) Printing of digital and internally printed information and communication materials: RGB

CMYK

RGB

C 0 M 25 Y 100 K 0

R 252 G 195 B 0

C 50 M 100 Y 0 K 0

R 147 G 17 B 126

C 50 M 25 Y 100 K 0

R 151 G 190 B 13

C 85 M 19 Y 0 K 0

R 0 G 152 B 212

C 100 M 46 Y 0 K 0

R 0 G 111 B 183

C 25 M 100 Y 100 K 0

R 186 G 18 B 32

C 0 M 100 Y 0 K 0

R 226 G 0 B 122

C 0 M 53 Y 100 K 0

R 241 G 142 B 0

PANTONE 123 c

PANTONE 248 C

The mention in grey can be use in different grey solutions. The simplest one is a dark grey composed of 60 % of black.

PANTONE 376 c

PANTONE 299 c

c 23 M 2 Y 0 K 63

PANTONE 2935 c

PANTONE 7545 C

PANTONE 1807 c

R 102 G 117 B 126

PANTONE PROCESS MAGENTA

C 0 M 0 Y 0 K 60

PANTONE ORANGE 021 c

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Central design element Sparks and synapses The spark/synapse is the central design element of the creativity and innovation corporate design. Placing those elements in different colours and sizes will directly make the design recognisable. Depiction of the spark/ synapse in online media and PowerPoint presentations can be used. In print media, the sparks/synapses are placed in strategic places reinforcing the blend zone.

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Elements of the styleguides

An initiative of the European Union

Blend zone

Imagine. Create. Innovate. http://create2009.europa.eu

Elements of the styleguides

An initiative of the European Union

Elements of the styleguides

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DESIGN ELEMENTS • TYPOGRAPHY Based on the logo the below guidelines refer to two different sections of a page. The first section, at the top of a page, represents the visual elements: an image of creativity or innovation in different fields such as culture, education, business, sustainable development etc. The second section, at the bottom of a page is the text and information section. The light grey background is a neutral colour which makes it easier both to highlight the colour of the stars and synapses in the logo and to add white or grey stars as an element of contrast. It is also helpful to use a background for some printing processes. This can be done by adding light-coloured boxes as background (i.e. avoid transparent white). Images and headline are not definitive

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Creatività e Innovazione Anno europeo 2009

Logo

Elements of the styleguides Elements of the styleguides

Blend zone

TEXT ZONE

Logo

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DESIGN ELEMENTS • TYPOGRAPHY Based on the logo the below guidelines refer to two different sections of a page. The first section, at the top of a page, represents the visual elements: an image of creativity or innovation in different fields such as culture, education, business, sustainable development etc.

An initiative of the European Union

An initiative of the European Union

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Imagine. Create. Innovate. Pat, sit dui blaorero et praessi. Uscil del ulputpatum quis nonsed dui bla feui bla feugue magnis enit aliquis augait ullut am nostrud eugiamet autpatum et, velit laortie do elit nonsecte

www.url.eu

Imagine. Create. Innovate. Pat, sit dui blaorero et praessi. Uscil del ulputpatum quis nonsed dui bla feui bla feugue magnis enit aliquis augait ullut am nostrud eugiamet autpatum et, velit laortie do elit nonsecte

www.url.eu

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An initiative of the European Union

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

An initiative of the European Union

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Imagine. Create. Innovate. Pat, sit dui blaorero et praessi. Uscil del ulputpatum quis nonsed dui bla feui bla feugue magnis enit aliquis augait ullut am nostrud eugiamet autpatum et, velit laortie do elit nonsecte

www.url.eu

Imagine. Create. Innovate. Pat, sit dui blaorero et praessi. Uscil del ulputpatum quis nonsed dui bla feui bla feugue magnis enit aliquis augait ullut am nostrud eugiamet autpatum et, velit laortie do elit nonsecte

www.url.eu

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DESIGN ELEMENTS • TYPOGRAPHY Based on the logo the below guidelines refer to two different sections of a page. The first section, at the top of a page, represents the visual elements: an image of creativity or innovation in different fields such as culture, education, business, sustainable development etc. Here under an example for a conference, the zone of the text has been increased.

Logo

An initiative of the European Union

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Elements of the styleguides Elements of the styleguides

Blend zone

CONFERENCE

International conference on arts education 12-14.03.2009

TEXT ZONE

Themes Cultural development of children and youngsters in Europe, learning with and through culture. Subthemess: • Culture and curriculum • Culture and new media • Monitoring and evaluation • Culture and citizenship

www.url.eu

Logo

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Slogan EN Original

Imagine. Create. Innovate.

BG

Въображение — творчество — иновации

CS

Vymýšlíme – Tvoříme – Inovujeme

DA

Tænke – Skabe – Forny

DE

Entwerfen. Entwickeln. Erneuern.

EL

Οραματίσου – Δημιούργησε – Καινοτόμησε

ES

Imaginar. Crear. Innovar

ET

Kujutle. Loo. Uuenda.

FI

Kuvittele – luo – innovoi

FR

Imaginer. Créer. Innover.

GA

Samhlaigh. Cruthaigh. Nuáil.

HU

Álmodj, alkoss, újíts!

IT

Immaginare – Creare – Innovare

LT

Įsivaizduoti. Kurti. Išrasti

LV

Iztēloties. Radīt. Inovēt.

MT

Immaġina. Oħloq. Kun Innovattiv.

NL

Bedenken – Creëren – Innoveren

PL

Wyobraźnia – Kreatywność – Innowacje

PT

Imaginar. Criar. Inovar

RO

Imaginează. Crează. Inovează.

SK

Myslíme − tvoríme − inovujeme

SL

Zamisli – Stvaritve – Inovacije

SV

Tänk – Skapa – Förnya

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