Jayhawk - Guidelines

Jayhawks

 

The Jayhawk is an iconic presence on the KU campuses and on apparel and other promotional items. It often represents the university in place of or in addition to the KU logo and signature.

 
 

Versions of the Jayhawk

The most widely recognized version is the Jayhawk drawn in 1946 by student Hal Sandy, but other historic versions exist. All are federally registered trademarks and are subject to usage rules established by the university.

Clear space and minimum size

Clear space is defined as the specified area of empty space surrounding official KU marks. Clear-space requirements must be observed in all circumstances.

 

Clear space

The clear space should be one-sixth the height of the Jayhawk (x).

 

Minimum size

The height of the Jayhawk should not be less than 1/2 inch in print or 55 pixels in digital formats.

 

INCORRECT USAGE

Do not stretch, distort, or spin.

Do not animate the trademarked Jayhawks.

Do not obscure the Jayhawk.

Do not delete or alter any elements of the Jayhawk.

Do not create color variations.

Do not reverse the colors. The body should always be dark and the beak light.

Do not use a background that does not provide sufficient contrast.

Do not use the Jayhawk as a pattern.

Do not use drop shadows or background effects unless they are used lightly to increase legibility.

Do not reassign colors.

Do not combine the Jayhawk with other KU marks.

 
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Jayhawk variations

Color variations

Three-color Jayhawk

The three-color Jayhawk in KU blue (PMS 293), crimson (PMS 186), and yellow (PMS 116) is preferred.

 

One-color Jayhawk

It may also be printed in one-color black or KU blue (PMS 293). When used on a dark background, the Jayhawk should have a white outline to provide contrast. In any one-color application, the body should always be dark.

 

Grayscale Jayhawk

The grayscale Jayhawk is acceptable only for high-quality print reproduction.

Clear space and minimum size

Clear space is defined as the specified area of empty space surrounding official KU marks. Clear-space requirements must be observed in all circumstances.


Clear space

The clear space should be one-sixth the width of the Jayhawk head (x).

 

Minimum size

The height of the Jayhawk head should not appear less than 1/2 inch in print or 55 pixels in digital format uses.

 
 

Color variations

Three-color Jayhawk head

The three-color Jayhawk head in KU blue (PMS 293), crimson (PMS 186), and yellow (PMS 116) is preferred.

 

One-color Jayhawk head

It may also be in one-color black or KU blue (PMS 293). When used on a dark background, the Jayhawk should have a white outline to provide contrast. In any one-color application, the body should always be dark.

 

Grayscale Jayhawk head

The grayscale Jayhawk head is acceptable only for high-quality print reproduction.

Use of historic Jayhawks and outdated marks

Historic Jayhawks may not be used unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Historic Jayhawks cannot be used as a logo for a department or unit. The JayDoc image is for limited use only by the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. All other uses are prohibited.

Historic Jayhawks must include the year in which they were created. The date should be below the Jayhawk, centered, and in a sans serif font such as Gotham. It should be close to the Jayhawk — but secondary — and should be smaller or lighter in color. The date may fall outside the minimum size standard.

 
 

Clear space and minimum size

Clear space is defined as the specified area of empty space surrounding official KU marks. Clear-space requirements must be observed in all circumstances.

Clear space

The clear space should be one-sixth the height of the historic Jayhawk (x).

 

Minimum size

The height of historic Jayhawks should not be less than 1/2 inch in print or 55 pixels in interactive uses.