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Visual Identity

NSERC has official guidelines for the use of the NSERC symbol for
any visual communication. Please review and follow the guidelines
below before using the NSERC symbol.

Overview

The symbol is a visual identifier for NSERC as an organization.
It consists of a symbol and a bilingual wordmark.

Overview

Guidelines

Clear space and minimum size

To protect the strength and integrity of our symbol, a clear space area,
free of competing visual elements, should be maintained. In the example below,
"X" represents the clear space around the symbol. "X" is equal to half the height and
width of the circle in the NSERC symbol. The minimum size of the symbol should measure no less than 1.5 cm (5/8 inch) in width.

Clear

How to use the NSERC symbol

  • The symbol must always be proportionally scaled,
    and no modification can be made.
  • The symbol is available in both a colour and a black and white version.

The correct symbol is shown below.

Symbol
  • Do not distort, stretch, tilt or modify the symbol.

Some examples of incorrect usage are illustrated below.

Do Not

Download

The NSERC symbol is available for download. Before applying the symbol to any visual communications, read the symbol guidelines included above.

Colour Version

Colour version

(Right-click Download and select Save Target As...)
Black and White Version

Black and white version

(Right-click Download and select Save Target As...)

Alternate Version
Although the main version is preferred for consistency, sometimes it may be necessary to use an alternate version of the symbol. Please select one of the following versions.

Stacked version

Although the main version is preferred for consistency, sometimes it may be necessary to use a stacked version of the symbol. This is the approved stacked version.

Horizontal version

Although the main version is preferred for consistency, sometimes it may be necessary to use a horizontal version of the symbol. This is the approved horizontal version.

Questions?

For more information concerning use of the NSERC symbol, please contact us.