Office of Marketing and Communications

Graphics Standards

Mission Star

Signum Fidei: Sign of Faith

When referring to the Mission of Lewis University, or the Mission values, the Mission star may be used. This mark consists of several elements:

(1) a five-point star;

(2) a listing of the five Mission values: Knowledge, Fidelity, Wisdom, Justice and Association ; and

(3) the word identifiers, Signum Fidei and Sign of Faith.

All of these elements together constitute the Mission star.

One Color

When only one color is available for reproduction, the Mission star must be printed entirely in one of the following colors: black, Lewis burgundy
(PMS 202) or white (reversed out).
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Note: The third image has been placed in a box to demonstrate a graphic that is reversed out of a dark background. Please do not frame the logo. See Framing on Incorrect Uses.

Two Color

For two-color reproduction, use only the colors black and Lewis burgundy (PMS 202).
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Special Print Techniques

The Mission star may be embossed, engraved, foil stamped on paper, etched on metal or glass, cast in metal or carved in stone or wood. Some of these special print (and fabrication) techniques may produce colors other than the official colors previously stated (e.g., silver, gold, wood grain). Many of these techniques require special artwork. Please contact the Office of Marketing and Communications for these digital files.

Clear Zone

The integrity of the Mission star demands that no words or images crowd, overlap or merge with it. All words and images used in proximity to the seal should be placed no closer than one-fourth of the Mission star’s width.
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Examples:
If the star is 2" wide, then the clear zone is .5"
If the star is 3" wide, then the clear zone is .75"

Print Backgrounds

The Mission star may be printed over most solid colors, screens of color, illustrative or photographic backgrounds as long as it remains legible and reproduces clearly. However, the integrity of the Mission star demands that it never be integrated into illustrations, cartoons or other symbols or logos.