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The content of a banner, leaflet or publication should be presented in a simple and clear way. Create airy and legible layouts and decide what is the dominant element of the design: the image (photo / illustration) or the text. Leave out everything that is unnecessary.

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Grid

Grid

Basic grid density for layouts is based on thirds. Further density of the grid is developed from halving the thirds.

 

This grid density serves as the basis for most layouts and applications and can be stretched accordingly for every format.

 

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Margins

Margins

Absolute margins are based on a proportion of 1/24 of the document’s width. In case of a very narrow format, the margins are 1/12 of the width.

 

These absolute margins are constant and apply to layouting images, texts and logos in print and web applications.

 

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Alignment and placing

Alignment and placing

Our texts are always aligned left (ragged right). Headline text starts always from the top left corner and grows towards the bottom until the margins. Depending on the context, they can also be centered. But it must never overlap with the wordmark.

 

 

Our images start from bottom right corner and grow towards top left. Apart from using images full bleed, we always leave a margin on the right hand side of the layout.

 

 

Wordmarks are used top right, but can also be centered or placed in the bottom in the case of a supporter or partner role.

Choose a suitable solution for the layout depending on the context, whether it’s a crowded trade fair, a web banner, a flyer etc. Our design principles provide many options.

 

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Aligning wordmark

Aligning wordmark

Always have space in between the right outer edge and wordmark.

Always leave space in between image and a wordmark.

 

Always have space in between the right outer edge and wordmark.

 


Never make a wordmark touch an edge of the image.

 


Never make a wordmark align off the image.

 


Never make a wordmark align off the image.

 

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Partner logos

Partner logos

Partner logos are always located in the bottom left or right corner, always separate from the EU logo and bordering the document’s margins. In case of vertical logo stacking, it is allowed to align all logos. Their size is related to the height of the EU logo used in the layout.

 

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