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Fonts and typography

Our fonts make a visual impact and help us to look distinctive. 

Ensuring our fonts are used correctly ensures our identity remains strong and recognisable across a wealth of communications.

 

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More information

Circular – our primary font

We use Circular in various weights for headlines to body copy. It gives us flexibility and the multiple weights allow our communications to flex to suit our various audiences.

Circular 

Licence

To discuss appropriate use of this font please speak to Corporate Marketing. Corporate Marketing can also advise you on the licence agreement. 

Third-party suppliers can purchase Circular from lineto.com.

Chinese

When setting copy in Chinese, we use YaHei. To use the Chinese font please contact Corporate Marketing.

 

Arvo – our secondary font

Arvo allows us to tailor our communications, adding touches of character and reflecting the University’s heritage. It should be used sparingly in quotes, pull-out text and call to actions to give us the flexibility to make our message stand out.

Arvo 

Licence

Arvo is a free Google font and can be downloaded from fonts.google.com.

 

Galaxie Copernicus - editorial font

Galaxie Copernicus is the University's editorial font. This font can only be used for long form content such as editorial use in Vision magazine and the fundraising magazine. It is not intended for use on the web as sans serif fonts are more accessible online.

editorial font

 

An example of the editorial font in Vision magazine

Licence

To discuss appropriate use of this font please speak to Corporate Marketing. Corporate Marketing can also advise you on the licence agreement. 

Third-party suppliers can purchase Galaxie Copernicus from Village

 

Segoe - handwriting font

Segoe is the University's handwriting font. The font can be used to represent a voice or where a more personal feel is required such as the Welcome campaign. It can be used as a secondary font to the main corporate font Circular.

Font

Example to follow

 

Licence

To discuss appropriate use of this font please speak to Corporate Marketing.Corporate Marketing can also advise you on the licence agreement. 

Third-party suppliers can purchase Segoe from MyFonts.

 

System fonts

The primary fonts are for use in professionally designed materials. For Microsoft packages and instances where a font licence does not exist, complementary equivalents are available. 

Replacement fonts
Primary fontSystem font substitution
Circular Black and Bold

Arial Bold and Arial Bold Italic

Circular Medium and Book

Arial Regular and Arial Italic

Arvo and Arvo Bold

Georgia Bold and Georgia Bold Italic

Arvo Regular

Georgia Regular and Georgia Italic

 
  
 
 
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