Usage Guidance

The guidance in this section pertains to UB Athletics primary marks, wordmarks and team lockups.

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Restrictions

Always:

  • Maintain the proportion, order and spacing shown in all applications.
  • Include the correct trademark symbol (™) next to each mark when reproduced.
  • Consistently apply border outlines to both the spirit mark and wordmarks when used together.

Never:

  • Alter the marks in any way. This includes changing the color, size or format, as well as adding visual effects such as shadowing, 3D treatments, etc.
  • Incorporate other graphical or textual elements to form a new mark.
  • Combine or lockup Athletics marks with other logos or marks
  • Have a border outline on the spirit mark but not the wordmark, if shown together.
  • Reproduce a mark over or under another design, type, patterned background or photographic element.
  • Include the SUNY abbreviation.

Small Sizes

A special set of wordmarks is available for use at a small scale. These adjusted versions should be used for any application 3 inches wide or smaller. Use good judgment to ensure legibility. A mark that is too small serves no communicative function.

Regular-size Version:

Regular-size version for applications larger than 3 inches.

Regular-size version for applications larger than 3 inches.

Small-scale Version:

Small-scale version for applications 3 inches and smaller.

Small-scale version for applications 3 inches and smaller.

Clear Space

Adequate clear space of one-half the letter height should be observed around the spirit mark and wordmarks in all uses.

x = 1/2 cap height

Clear Space on Merchandise

Please be aware that proper clear space on merchandise may differ from the guidance here. Contact UBTrademarks@buffalo.edu for more information.

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Color Combinations

Athletics marks can be used in the following color combinations. However, the combination of UB Blue on Townsend Gray is not suitable for digital applications, as it does not meet accessibility requirements. It should be reserved for print applications such as limited-edition apparel.

UB Blue on Hayes Hall White.

UB Blue on Hayes Hall White

Hayes Hall White on UB Blue.

Hayes Hall White on UB Blue

UB Blue on Townsend Gray.

UB Blue on Townsend Gray (print and apparel only)

Hayes Hall White on Townsend Gray.

Hayes Hall White on Townsend Gray

Bulls Black on Hayes Hall White.

Bulls Black on Hayes Hall White

Bulls Black on UB Blue.

Bulls Black on UB Blue

Hayes Hall White on Bulls Black.

Hayes Hall White on Bulls Black

UB Blue on Bulls Black.

UB Blue on Bulls Black