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
When only one color is available for reproduction, the Mission
star must be printed entirely in one of the following colors: black,
(PMS 202) or white (reversed out).
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.
For two-color reproduction, use only the colors black and
Lewis burgundy (PMS 202).
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)
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
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.
If the star is 2" wide, then the clear zone is .5"
If the star is 3" wide, then the clear zone is .75"
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.