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Design Toolbox

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln communicates with many and diverse audiences. Part of the goal of every university communication is to identify consistently and positively with the university.  The guidelines in this Toolbox, initially developed by the ad hoc University Marketing Design Team, are designed to assist with the process of implementing a simple, attractive and economical identity system that is flexible enough to allow campus units to

maintain their uniqueness and individuality.
Campus communicators and others who develop print, web and related pieces, can use this Toolbox as a reference when developing new projects or overhauling existing materials.  In addition to guidelines, the Toolbox contains a design basics section and a policy section featuring background information describing the rationale for specific guidelines.


The Design Toolbox (16 MB) is a comprehensive guidebook oriented to printed communications. Last revised March, 2011.

The Design Toolbox Checklist is the list of design standards that you can use to help guide the production of your publications.

UNL Fonts, Marks, Logos, and Layout Grids

For more information on the logos and their file types, download the 2009 Logo Sheet. As of June 8, 2009 all UNL Academic N logos have a copyright © mark integrated into the image.

These files are intended for print production. For web resources, go to the UNL Web Developer Network site.

In order to create a cohesive brand for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Toolbox emphasizes the importance of logo and font consistency. Color, style, size and fonts utilized when reproducing the UNL logo are monitored, to ensure that only approved variations are used. Likewise, fonts and other marks should present a cohesive appearance to underscore the UNL brand.

This attention to standards is extremely important, as hundreds of departments, colleges, individuals, centers and event planners utilize the UNL logo in their printed and online materials. Without standards, the "look" of UNL would vary greatly, contributing to a sense of disorganization and lack of consensus.


FONT DOWNLOAD
NEW FONT FILES! University Communications has acquired a new set of licenses for Minion and UTW Grotesk in OpenType format. In order to track who has downloaded the fonts, we're using UNL Marketplace to provide the download, using your standard My.UNL account. The fonts are provided free to qualified members of the UNL community.

UNL Wordmark
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DOWNLOAD THE .PSD FILE (all logo variations are in layers in the PSD file)
DOWNLOAD THE .ZIP BUNDLE (Win IE users use this download method, or use another browser; Win IE cannot download .EPS-formatted files.
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DOWNLOAD THE .ZIP BUNDLE (Win IE users use this download method, or use another browser; Win IE cannot download .EPS-formatted files.

GO B1G RED Logos

The following graphics are not to manipulated and/or recreated in any way.


Go B1G RED
Go B1G RED vertical

DOWNLOAD THE .ZIP BUNDLE of 32 GO B1G RED logos. (Win IE users use this download method, or use another browser; Win IE cannot download .EPS-formatted files.

B1G Ten Logos

The following graphics are not to manipulated and/or recreated in any way.
Please read the full Big Ten Identity Guidelines for proper use.


Design layout grids
Layout Grids (.zip) InDesign QuarkXPress
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Catalog - Portrait download download download
Catalog - Landscape download download download
Common Letter - Portrait download download download
Common Letter - Landscape download download download
No. 10 Brochure download download download
9x9 Brochure download download download
8x8 Brochure download download download
9x6 Postcard download download download
8.5x5.5 Postcard download download download
6x4.25 Postcard download download download
DOWNLOAD THE .ZIP BUNDLE for Adobe Indesign CS, Adobe Indesign CS4, or QuarkXPress.

Photo Release Forms

Download the photo release form in both English or Spanish.

Toolbox Powerpoint Templates

Template 1 - City Campus

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Template 1 - East Campus

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Template 2 - City Campus

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Template 2 - East Campus

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Template 3

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Template 4

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Template 5

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Template 6

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UNL Web Developer Network

The UNL Web Developer Network (http://www.unl.edu/webdevnet) is the place for web developers... templates, resources, documentation and communication and collaboration opportunities for UNL web developers.

Licensee Information

The list of restricted licensees are those vendors who paid a minimal fee to be able to create Nebraska merchandise FOR UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS. List of Nebraska Restricted Licensees
The list of local licensees are those vendors who paid a full fee to be able to create Nebraska merchandise for resale in the public sector. They can also be considered licensed vendors for University departments. List of Nebraska Local Licensees

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