CFCC Official College Standards and Graphics Guidelines
In order to help maintain a consistent graphic identity, the CFCC Public Information Office has established a set official college standards that should be used when developing official college publications, web pages, signs and non-academic materials that are intended to be seen by students, employees and the general public.
College web pages, publications, brochures, signs and promotional materials must adhere to official college standards.
If you would like to suggest a design that strays from the established guidelines, the design must be approved by Printing Services before it is produced. All college logos are trademarked and may not be used by unauthorized personnel without written permission from the Public Information Office.
Before designing a document:
- Plan to take twice as much time as you think it will take to write, edit, design and reproduce your piece. It always takes longer than you think.
- Ask these questions:
- What is the purpose of the brochure?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the text written in a way that the intended audience will understand?
- How will the piece be distributed?
- How many do I need?
- If you have any questions, please consult with Printing Services.
If you choose to design a document yourself, please follow these guidelines:
- All materials must contain an approved version of the official college logo in the correct aspect ratio. The college logo should not be altered in any way. Tip: When scaling the logo, hold down the SHIFT key while stretching the logo using the corner handles.
- Use official college colors - Blue (PMS 286) and white should be the most prominent.
Primary CFCC Color Palette:
PMS 286 RGB 0, 93, 171 HEX #005DAA PMS White RGB 255, 255, 255 HEX #FFFFFF PMS 291 RGB 158, 206, 235 HEX #A4D7F4 PMS 271 RGB 146, 146, 206 HEX #9292CE
- Use black ink for the body of the text.
- For marketing or promotional pieces, less text is more.
- Avoid using more then two different typefaces in the same document
- Use photos and artwork that directly relate to your text
- Do not use pictures or artwork that are copyrighted - Just because they are on the Internet, doesn't mean they are not copyrighted.
- Official college photos can be found on the college's Picasa web site.