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GSE Signature

The Stanford Graduate School of Education signature is the primary emblem of the Stanford GSE.

Treat the signature as artwork, not as typography. It cannot be accurately reproduced with any typeface. There are two orientations of the signature—horizontal (preferred) and vertical. See below for instructions for downloading the signature.

For more information on the Stanford wordmark and Stanford emblems, please visit the Stanford Identity Toolkit name and emblems page.

Guidelines

Horizontal signature (preferred)

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color)

Vertical signature

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (vertical full color)

For information on creating a department signature for a center or lab, please visit the Stanford Identity Toolkit department branding page.


Do

Use full color signature on white or light backgrounds.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color with white background)
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color with light gray background)

Use white or black signatures on dark or medium-colored backgrounds.

Use the white version on a dark background and the black version on a light background. Always maximize contrast.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal white color with red background)
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal black color with gray background)

Allow enough space around the signature to allow for quick identification and make the signature prominent.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color with spacers)

Don't

Use the full color signature on a dark- or medium-colored background. The signature should maximize contrast with its background.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color with yellow background crossed out)
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal white color with yellow background crossed out)

Combine or “lock” the GSE signatures with other logos or graphics.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color) and Improving lives through learning logo to the right
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (vertical full color) and Imrproving lives through learning logo to the top

Remove words from the GSE signature. The Stanford wordmark is the distinguishing element of the mark, therefore the GSE signature must always include it.

Graduate School of Education (crossed out)
Stanford Education (crossed out)

Stretch or distort the signature.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal full color skewed crossed out)

GSE signature downloads

For print


You can download the GSE signature in EPS or PDF files. Both are vector format, meaning they can be scaled up and down without distortion or loss of resolution.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal white color with dark background)
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (vertical white color with dark background)

For web and digital


JPG files have a raster GSE signature on a white background and no margins.

PNG files have a raster GSE signature on a transparent background and no margins.

Downloads of both JPG and PNG files include three different sizes of the signature.

Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (horizontal white color with dark background)
Stanford Graduate School of Education signature (vertical white color with dark ground)
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