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Brand Guidelines Aug u s t 2 01 6 The purpose of this style guide is to explain the use of The Guide brand style and to reinforce consistent application of the visual elements in all communications, both online and offline.


Our Brand

Our Logo

Color Palette

Typography

Brand essence Brand purpose Tone of voice Mood board Logo concept Clear space Min. sizes Logo variations Prohibited use Our color palette Tints and shades Color proportion Heading typography Subheading typogr. Body typography Typography style Written example

Graphic Elements

Backgrounds Patterns Corporate Identity

Photography

Photography style

Contact

Contact details


Our Brand.


Brand Essence

Our mission’s brand is to make the world connect and expend faster it’s knowledge. Through our online platform we help people to connect, learn, explore and share their knowledge and what maters most to them. This way we are maximizing and straighten people’s ability to build and improve their knowledge which gives them the chance to contribute for the growth of other people lives.

Ou r p er so na lity Informed, tech-savvy, future oriented, open, honest, innovative, exploratory, energetic, responsible, fun, approachable, open and brave.


Brand Purpose

To bring to the world a lifestyle of exploratory learning thorough fun and intelligent online learning.

Ou r va lues •

learning from each other

sharing and connecting

innovation and technology

openness and integrity


Tone of Voice

The Guide tone of voice through verbal and

Our communication, external and internal rep-

written communication represents the way we

resents how we should behave with our custom-

are recognized and distinguished in the market.

ers and with our employees.

Off line cha nnels

O u r co mm u n ica t ion

Through offline channels like print collaterals,

show your expertise and be helpful

signages, client interactions, and online chan-

do not use jargons

nels like websites, online ads, emails, presenta-

avoid gambling references

tions, etc our tone of voice is:

empower and encourage

promote The Guide in a positive light

smart and confident

be specific, use facts to support claims

engaging and honest

share information and ideas

human and sincere

be polite and respectful

fun and energetic

be open and show genuine interest


What is our look and feel? W ha t is a Moo d B o ard? The mood board is a fun way of establishing the aesthetic and visual feel of our brand which has given us the inspiration of creating our brand look and feel. The board is basically a loose of visual interpretation that the brand identity should take, but please note that this doesn’t mean that the brand is meant to be taken literally and automatically like in our collage.


Mood Board


Our Logo.


Logo Concept

In an abstract way, through a customized “g” as

O u r “g ” s ta n d s for

a person inside of an enclosed circle the logo is representing the people integrated into the

giving - to people the best tool to help

community. By having the “g” intersected with

connect and share their knowledge

the circle we show that we are approachable,

gaming - using the game theory to moti-

open and we connect with the community.

vate people

guidance - guide people to learn, share

and connect

generate - outstanding long life results

genuine - everything in a genuine way

Logo concept

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In psychology, purple is a humanitarian, selfless and unlimited color being recognized as the C OM M UN I T Y

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color of good judgement.


Clear Space Clear space is separating the logo from other elements such as headlines, text, imagery and the outside edge of printed materials. The x equals to the hight/wight of the logo.

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Min. Size

O N SCRE E N 55px

The minimum size described includes the clear space. The minimum sizes are applicable for displays of 72DPI. If the display screens have

5 5 px

55px

higher DPI/retina, minimum size should be adapted proportionally. 55px

On sc reen

IN PRIN T

The minimum logo width for web pages and ap-

13mm

plications is 55x55px.

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13mm

The minimum logo width for print is 13mm. The optimal width for A4 print is 49mm. 13mm


Logo variations

Primary recommended use of logo on a dark background (i.e. purple)


Logo variations

Secondary recommended use of logo on a light background (i.e. white)


Logo variations

The logo can be published only in the primary color palette on light backgrounds. This is recommended on cases of service distinction. To better visualize and connect the brand with a specific service, it is recommended to keep a color system. For instance:

A.

B.

Do’s A.

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B.

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C.

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C.


Prohibited use

It is important to not get the logo mixed up and loose the visibility. The following list contains some examples of prohibited use of the logo in order to maintain a coehensive look over the online and offline chanells.

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B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

Don t’s A.

Don’t recolor the logo

B.

Don’t reverse the logo

C.

Don’t skew the logo

D.

Don’t apply any effects

E.

Don’t place the logo in any color on col-

ored backgrounds

F.

Don’t place the logo in color on complex

backgrounds or photography.


Color Palette.


Our color palette #4C 3E D7 R G B 7 6/62/215 CMYK 7 9 /7 7/0/0

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R G B 211/8 2/19 1 CMYK 24/78 /0/0

# 6 6 329 8 R G B 102/5 0/15 2 CMYK 74/9 6/0/0

# FFC C 33 R G B 25 5 /204/5 1 CMYK 0/19 /8 9 /0

#FB ED 93 RGB 251/ 237/ 147 CMYK 3/ 2/ 53/ 0

#D 5FCEB RGB 213/ 252/ 235 CMYK 14/ 0/ 11/ 0

#CA D 4 FD RGB 202/ 212/ 253 CMYK 16/ 13/ 0/ 0

#6 6 6 CE8 RGB 102/ 108/ 232 CMYK 69/ 62/ 0/ 0

S EC ONDA RY C O LO R S

# 33C C C C R G B 5 1/204/204 CMYK 64/0/26/0

# FFFFFF NEUT R AL C O LO RS

R G B 25 5 /25 5 /25 5 CMYK 0/0/0/0

#312 C 4 8 RGB 49/44/ 72 CMYK 83/82/44/44

#5B 596 D RGB 92/89/ 110 CMYK 67/ 62/40/ 18


Tints and shades

TIN TS

10%

Re comm end ed var i at i o n s

2 0% 3 0%

Tints are the mixture of the brand colors with

40%

white, which increases lightness. Shades are the mixture of the brand colors with black, which

5 0%

reduces lightness. A tone is produced either

60%

by the mixture of a color with gray, or by both tinting and shading. Please note that tints and

7 0%

shades are different than color opacity.

SHA DES


Color proportion

This graphic is made to give you an idea of how you can balance the colors in The Guide branded materials.

Do’s •

use the core colors for a constant plat-

form that allows introduction of other

design elements

case by case, color proportion depends

on the individual application

from time to time please check out the

graphic to make sure you are balancing

the colors correctly. MAIN CO LO RS

ACCE N T CO LO RS


Typography.


Heading typography The Guide primary typeface for heading on printed and online materials is Sofia Pro Condensed. The alternative for web safe usage is Questrial/Century Gothic/Arial typeface.To be used to increase contrast. The font can be found on https://typekit.com/ fonts/sofia-pro-condensed

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Subheading typography The Guide primary typeface for titles and subheading on printed and online materials is Sofia Pro. The alternative for web safe usage is Questrial/Century Gothic/Arial typeface. The font can be found on https://typekit.com/ fonts/sofia-pro

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Aa


Body typography The Guide primary typeface for body copy on printed and online materials is Sofia Pro Light. The typeface is to use on all documents. Typical applications include letters, presentations, websites and documents. The alternative for web safe usage is Questrial/Century Gothic/Arial typeface.

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Typography style

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Written communication

TH E GUI D E I S A N ON L IN E PLATFOR M FO R E XPLOR ATO RY LE A RN I N G

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Graphic Style.


Backgrounds

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

Recommendations You can use both solid and gradient backgrounds. It is recommended to use only the colors from the primary color palette including the tints and shades of it.


How are we using the gradients? Gradient b a ckg ro u n ds Gradient backgrounds can be used in combination with other graphic elements or with photography. It is recommended to be used for achieving contrast and not be used excessively. Some examples can be seen on the next page.


Patterns

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B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

Recommendations The patterns are to be used to give the brand a particular style. It is recommended to not be used excessive and always be combined with light elements.


Corporate identity

Rebacca Ringdahl r.r@theguide.com +882-90320-067 theguide.com

The Guide is an online platform for people looking to learn exploratory

The Guide Streetname 8700 Seattle, USA

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Photography.


Photography style

The Guide uses photography to communicate the brand with the audience. Hence, both inhouse and purchased stock imagery must comply with the following:

Do’s •

proper ownership of artwork copyright

photos used must be of high quality

imagery types: lifestyle, hobby, mood

students: learning, sharing, guiding

people: happy, fun, excited, active

people using tech products, business


Students Learning


Students Guiding


People Sharing


Fun

People


Passionate People


People &

Technology


Contact.


Do you want to reach us? Ou r contact details Megadodo Interactive, LLC 2624 Western Ave, #202 Seattle WA 98121 United States For Design: Mariana Aspru mariana.aspru@gmail.com www.marianaaspru.com


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