Myspace Brand Guidelines v01252013

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Brand Guidelines v.2.0

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Myspace Brand Guidelines Version 2.0

Brand Guidelines v.2.0

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Our Design Principles Good Design Is Innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself. Good Design Makes a Product Useful A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product while disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it. Good Design Is Aesthetic The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products are used every day and have an effect on people and their well-being. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful. Good Design Makes A Product Understandable It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product clearly express its function by making use of the user’s intuition. At best, it is self-explanatory. Good Design Is Unobtrusive Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good Design Is Honest It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept. Good Design Is Long-lasting It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today’s throwaway society. Good Design Is Thorough Down to the Last Detail Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer. Good Design Is Environmentally Friendly Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimises physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product. Good Design Is as Little Design as Possible Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity. —As written by Dieter Rams

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Logo

Logo

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Primary Mark

Logo

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Logotype

This mark may only be used with written consent from the Creative Department in the Beverly Hills office.

Logo

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Logotype Lockup

Logo

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Icon

This mark may only be used with written consent from the Creative Department in the Beverly Hills office.

Logo

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Logo Usage

Logo Usage

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Primary Mark Overview The primary mark is the public facing identity of Myspace. This should always be the featured logo used in any communications produced by or on behalf of Myspace. This mark must be used in conjunction with a typed version of the word “Myspace� in proximity to the mark. Either as header copy, or in a URL format (example: myspace.com). The following pages will outline the rules and guidelines for proper handling of the Myspace primary mark.

Logo Usage

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Determining Logo Size These guidelines apply only for small logo usage. Using the logo large, over an image needs to be cleared by the Creative Department in the Beverly Hills office. For vertically oriented: The correct width of the logo should be 1/11th the width of the piece’s final size. For example, if you are creating a design for something that is 11 x 17 inches (tabloid) the logo should be 1 inch wide. For horizontally oriented: The correct width of the logo should be 1/15th the height of the piece’s final size. Additional information: If creating a print system and not just a one off, use one consistent size. Any special cases must be sent to the Creative Department in the Beverly Hills office for approval. Scaling: The logo should never be used at a size smaller than 0.2 inches.

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Logomark Spacing and Boundaries No content, edges, or boundaries will encroach the logo mark in any direction within half the width of the logo in its usage size. clearance area

1/2 logo width

clearance area

Logo Usage

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1/2 logo width

Logo Usage

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Logomark Spacing, Boundaries and Placement Samples

This is Myspace.

This is Myspace.

myspace.com

myspace.com

myspace.com

Centered

Centered lower

Right lower

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Logomark Spacing, Boundaries and Placement Samples

Centered

Centered lower

Right lower

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Incorrect Logo Usage

Do not distort the logo vertically.

Do not distort the logo horizontally.

Do not use an outline of the logo.

Do not add a stroke to the logo.

Do not add a drop shadow or any kind of shadow to the logo.

Do not embellish the logo.

Do not flip the logo horizontally.

Do not flip the logo vertically.

Do not turn the logo on its side.

Do not turn the logo on its side.

Do not put the logo on an angle.

Do not put the logo on an angle.

Do not use a pattern inside the logo.

Do not use the logo on heavy lines or a heavy pattern.

Do not use the logo in black over an image.

Do not use the logo in color over an image.

Do not use two or more different colors within the logo.

Do not use the black logo on the blue background.

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Correct Logo Usage

Do use the logo on solid color backgrounds from the Myspace color palette.

Do use the logo (in white only) centered on top of approved imagery.

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Logotype Lockup Overview The logotype lockup is the secondary logo for Myspace. It should never be the feature Myspace logo used for any public-facing communication. There are special circumstances that would dictate the primary usage of the logotype lockup for public-facing and business-tobusiness communication, any such instances must be approved by the Creative Department of the Beverly Hills office. The following pages will outline the rules and guidelines for proper handling of the Myspace logotype lockup.

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Determining Logotype Lockup Size For vertically oriented: The correct width of the logo should be 1/6th the width of the piece’s final size. For horizontally oriented: The correct width of the logo should be 1/8th of the height of the piece’s final size. Additional information: If you are creating a print system and not just a one off, please use one consistant size. Any special cases must be sent to the Creative Department in the Beverly Hills office for approval.

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Logotype Lockup Spacing and Boundaries No content, edges, or boundaries will encroach the logo mark in any direction within the full width of the logo in its usage size.

clearance area

logo width

clearance area

Logo Usage

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Full logomark width

Logo Usage

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Incorrect Logotype Lockup Usage

Do not distort the logo vertically.

Do not distort the logo horizontally.

Do not use an outline of the logo.

Do not add a stroke to the logo.

Do not add a drop shadow or any kind of shadow to the logo.

Do not embellish the logo.

Do not flip the logo horizontally.

Do not flip the logo vertically.

Do not turn the logo on its side.

Do not turn the logo on its side.

Do not put the logo on an angle.

Do not put the logo on an angle.

Do not use a pattern inside the logo.

Do not use the logo on heavy lines vor a heavy pattern.

Do not use the logo in black over an image.

Do not use the logo in color over an image.

Do not use two or more different colors within the logo.

Do not use the black logo on the blue background.

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Correct Logotype Lockup Usage

Logotype lockup should only be used over photography when the image has little disruption and allows the type to be easily read.

Do use the logo on solid color backgrounds from the Myspace color palette.

Do use the logo in white in the bottom right hand corner over approved imagery.

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Typography

Typography

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Typography Overview

Community

Typography is at the core of everything we do. From the website and mobile, all the way to our letterheads and envelopes.

This is Myspace.

There are two distinct typographic voices that Myspace uses. The first is a community voice. This voice is bolder with more energy. The second voice is used for product communications. This voice references the site more directly. The following pages outline these two distinct voices.

Product

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Brand Guidelines v.2.0

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Typography Samples

This is Myspace.

Horizontal is the new vertical.

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Typography

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BentonSans Overview Light

Book

Bold

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Type Specs Sizes

Leading

Kerning

Please use one of the following sizes when creating designs in standard sizes (for any oversized projects, please discuss with the Creative Team in the Beverly Hills office):

Leading should always be 2 points larger than the type size. If you are typing in 18 pt, the leading should be 20 pt.

When in InDesign, standard kerning should be -10 when using light or regular weights of BentonSans as body copy. Bold may be set tighter (-15 or -20). The type should never feel too tight nor too open.

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Headline copy should be kerned slightly tighter to account for the larger size.

This is a sample headline kerned correctly in bold. This is a sample headline kerned correctly in light.

Note: Other sizes my be used. However, do not go smaller than 6 point. NEVER USE MORE THAN 3 TYPE SIZES (HEADLINE, BODY, FOOTER) ON ONE PIECE. EVER.

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Type Specs Headers

Centered white type can be used on a headline over an image.

Headers are set in sentence case, and can look like this. Headers are always set in either light or bold weights and usually aligned left.

Short headers, centered, in white, over an image.

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Type Specs Body Style

One Column

Two Column

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Notes: Paragraph changes are marked with line breaks – not indentations – with never more than one consecutive line ending in a hyphenated word. The setting in the above paragraph was 13 point type with 15 point leading.

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Notes: If more copy is required in a small area, use a two column setting. The setting in the above paragraph was 10 point type with 11 point leading.

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Type Specs

Always be mindful of your paragraph rags and line lengths.

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Type Specs Justification

Body copy is always aligned left rag right. Headline copy is normally aligned left rag right, but in some instances it is centered (as stipulated in the above sections).

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Stroke/Outline

Do not put a stroke on the type. Ever.

Color

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Color

Color

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Color Palette

Alternative Grey 2 RGB: 159/161/164 CMYK: 0/0/0/44 Hex: #9FA1A4 Pantone: Cool Gray 6 C Myspace Blue RGB: 0/141/222 CMYK: 75/35/0/0 Hex: #008DDE Pantone: 2925 C

Black RGB: 0/0/0 CMYK: 75/68/67/90 Hex: #000000 Pantone: Black C

White RGB: 255/255/255 CMYK: 0/0/0/0 Hex: #ffffff

Grey RGB: 230/232/232 CMYK: 9/5/6/0 Hex: #e6e8e8 Pantone: Cool Gray 2 C

Alternative Grey 11 RGB: 113/112/115 CMYK: 0/2/0/68 Hex: #717073 Pantone: Cool Gray 11 C

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Gradients

Do not use gradients of any kind. Ever.

Color

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Imagery

Imagery

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Photography The following pages contain a mood board of photographic imagery encompassing our diverse community and the vast range of situations from which content can come.

Imagery

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Photography

Imagery

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Photography

Imagery

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Photography

Imagery

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Advertisements

Applications

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Print

myspace.com

myspace.com

myspace.com

myspace.com

myspace.com

Corporate ID

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Banners

Corporate ID

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Corporate ID

Corporate ID

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Business Stationary

August 1, 2012 Ms. Betty Johnson Accounts Payable The Cooking Store 765 Berliner Plaza Industrial Point, CA 68534 Dear Ms. Johnson,

Roslynn Cobarrubias Senior Director of Marketing roslynn@myspacemusic.com w. 310.969.7400 ext. 7182 m. 310.861.8990 Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Business cards

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Roslynn Cobarrubias Senior Director of Marketing Marketing Department roslynn@myspacemusic.com w. 310.969.7400 ext.7182

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 myspace.com

Letterhead

Corporate ID

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Business Stationary

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Envelope

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 myspace.com Buckslip

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 myspace.com Label

Email Signature

Corporate ID

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Presentation

Corporate ID

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One-Sheet

Meeting

AUGUST

MYSPACE IS DEAD. LONG LIVE MYSPACE. We’re often quick to declare a social network “dead.” Sure, plenty of them have come and gone in recent years, but few have had such a massive fall from grace as MySpace, which has come to be known as “DeadSpace.” The unpronounceable “My____” logo rebranding did not help. Now it’s rumored to be at the dawn of a complete overhaul, but this article isn’t about that. It’s about the hole that MySpace has left specifically in the music community. MySpace was the first social network that I joined. I snubbed Friendster previously. I would riff about how odd it was to try to make friends online and how checking out your friends’ friends encouraged leeches, moochers and social-climbing. But I caved into MySpace because it had some useful features for musicians. The first one that drew me in was simply the events listing. The year was 2006 and I was about to

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 myspace.com

embark on my first extensive headlining tour. Here was a way for me to not only announce the dates but also post the flyer art and blast out updates if we decided to change venues or add more cities. As I delved into its functionality, I found a complete set of features to serve the DIY artist. One that was surprisingly meaningful was the option of customizing your page’s layout and background. The same way that producers were suddenly able to make their own music at home on affordable software, artists were more than ever in control of their image and branding. Before branding was even a buzzword, we were all recruiting our friends to help us learn basic HTML to design our MySpace pages. Take my friend Kavinsky for example, of Drive soundtrack fame. I can assure you that in 2007 he was already MySpace-famous for having the coolest looking page on there, complete with a tri-dimensional Tron moving floor. Compare that to Facebook where everybody has the same blue-grey theme that looks

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

MYSPACE IS DEAD. LONG LIVE MYSPACE. We’re often quick to declare a social network “dead.” Sure, plenty of them have come and gone in recent years, but few have had such a massive fall from grace as MySpace, which has come to be known as “DeadSpace.” The unpronounceable “My____” logo rebranding did not help. Now it’s rumored to be at the dawn of a complete overhaul, but this article isn’t about that. It’s about the hole that MySpace has left specifically in the music community. MySpace was the first social network that I joined. I snubbed Friendster previously. I would riff about how odd it was to try to make friends online and how checking out your friends’ friends encouraged leeches, moochers and social-climbing. But I caved into MySpace because it had some useful features for musicians. The first one that drew me in was simply the events listing. The year was 2006 and I was about to

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DECEMBER

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embark on my first extensive headlining tour. Here was a way for me to not only announce the dates but also post the flyer art and blast out updates if we decided to change venues or add more cities. As I delved into its functionality, I found a complete set of features to serve the DIY artist. One that was surprisingly meaningful was the option of customizing your page’s layout and background. The same way that producers were suddenly able to make their own music at home on affordable software, artists were more than ever in control of their image and branding. Before branding was even a buzzword, we were all recruiting our friends to help us learn basic HTML to design our MySpace pages. Take my friend Kavinsky for example, of Drive soundtrack fame. I can assure you that in 2007 he was already MySpace-famous for having the coolest looking page on there, complete with a tri-dimensional Tron moving floor. Compare that to Facebook where everybody has the same blue-grey theme that looks

Myspace Inc. 407 North Maple Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 myspace.com

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Brochure

Accordion Fold Brochure

Corporate ID

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Applications

Applications

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Applications

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Thank You

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