What is Clear Space?

Clear space refers to a specific amount of are a logo is defined to have on all sides (in a brand standards manual or house style guide), no matter where the logo is applied. The reason for clear space is to ensure the logo maximizes visibility and impact. There is no set rule for defining a logo’s clear space, but it is not a convoluted process.

When looking at the designed logo, an element that is a standard, or base size, in the design is often picked as the guide. For instance, this could be the height or width of a particular letter in the logotype or a particular design element, or even a portion of one of these components. The selected base element is called the indicator. The dimensions of the indicator will be the basis for the clear space area. To determine the area of clear space, measure exactly one indicator unit from the farthest vertical and horizontal points of the logo. This is the area surrounding the logo that must remain clear, or empty. This dictates how close to the edge of a design the logo can be placed, or how close other design elements or information can be to the logo, while ensuring the design still appears balanced and the logo, itself, remains its impactful.

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What is Typography?

Essentially, typography is the visual component of the written word. It is the technique, and art, of arranging letters in a way that makes the text legible, clear, and visually appealing to the reader. Typography involves the structure, size, weight, and style of the characters. It also considers the amount of space between the letters,…

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4 Things to Consider When Embarking on a Rebrand

Your brand is the foundation of your business. It communicates who you are, what you do, and why you do it. But what happens when your brand no longer aligns with your business goals or fails to resonate with your target audience? This is where a rebrand can come into play. A rebrand can help…

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The Foundations of Branding

The foundations of your brand is your logo, your messaging, website, imagery and promotional materials. Keeping a consistent brand is critically necessary when it comes to building brand equity. Brand equity adds value to your company based on the core values you promote, and comes in the form of perceived quality. Brand consistency is key…

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Plan it, make it, stretch it, wrap it, ink it, spin it, long print run it : Flexographic

Flexographic printing is a form of direct relief printing that is characterized by the use of flexible printing plates. In the past, these printing plates were always made of rubber, whereas today, flexible photopolymer printing plates might also be used. These plates have a slightly raised image of the content on them, they’re inked, and…

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How Good Branding Saves Your Company Money

Many businesses make the mistake of throwing money at marketing without thinking enough about their brand, as a whole. Paid media campaigns might garner attention, but they can’t necessarily retain it and convert as many customers without solid branding. A company with a consistent, strong perception amongst audiences will always outperform competitors with the same…

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10 of the Most Recognized Logos in the World

We’ve compiled a list of the world’s most recognized logos. Yes, many of these logos have gone through some tweaks throughout the years, but for fun, we listed the year the first version of their current logo appeared. Some of these companies have even been around longer than their currently recognizable logo! It just goes…

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A Brand Refresh fit for a (Burger) King

Not too long ago, Burger King underwent a major brand refresh not too long ago! They hadn’t rebranded since 1999, and this new rebrand feels super fresh and juicy. At first glance, some may think they simply returned to their most successful old logos, of which appeared in 1969 and 1994 – but it’s so…

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Offset Lithography Printing

Offset Lithography is a printing technique that uses printing plates to transfer the intended image to the intended medium, usually paper. Sometimes this technique is simply called offset printing, or litho. The printing plates are often made of aluminum, but can also be plastic, rubber, paper, or even other materials. The term offset refers to…