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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When Should You Utilize Digital Printing?

Digital printing is probably what most people are most familiar with, since you probably have one at home. Inkjet printers and laser printers are found in many homes, schools, and offices. Of course, these are generally consumer-level digital printers. For digital printing, images are sent directly to the printer using digital files, as opposed to…

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Flexible vs. Fixed Agency Pricing

Understanding the Key Advantages of Selecting a Digital Agency with Flexible Pricing vs. a Traditional Agency with Fixed Pricing. When it comes to selecting an agency meant to augment a marketing team or department, it’s critical to understand the limitations pricing models create or eliminate. Businesses must find an agency partner that understands their brand’s…

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5 Reasons Successful Branding Is Important

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, building a strong brand identity is crucial for businesses looking to stand out and connect with their target audience. A well-crafted brand strategy not only delivers a clear and compelling message but also creates an emotional connection with customers, reinforces credibility, and inspires loyalty. In this article, we’ll explore six…

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How Dunkin’ Successfully Rebranded in 2019

The history of Dunkin’ began with a restaurant called “Open Kettle” in Massachusetts, in 1948. Founder William Rosenberg served donuts for five cents and premium cups of coffee for ten cents. Rosenberg renamed his restaurant “Dunkin’ Donuts” in 1950, and franchised his brand in 1955. Since 1950, the number of Dunkin’ restaurants has increased to…

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Comical Global Branding Fails

Even the biggest brands can make mistakes when bringing their brand to new markets. A company should always carefully research and identify any cultural differences, or language translations, when expanding their business. You want to catch any possible missteps before they happen. Here are some epic fails for a good laugh. Coca-Cola When first launched…

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What is Branding?

Now, we all know that building a strong brand is no laughing matter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun along the way. After all, who said branding has to be boring? So, let’s start by defining what a brand really is. Think of it as your business’s personality, it’s what sets…

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What is Brand Consistency and Why is it Important?

Brand consistency means always delivering messages aligned with the core brand values in the same tone, presenting the brand’s visual language in a consistent way, and repeating the same colors throughout the cohesive brand experience. Over time, these elements become ingrained in the minds of consumers, and they’re more likely to remember your brand. Brand…

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The Future of Branding: How Technology is Shaping the Industry

Executive Summary As we move further into the digital age, technology continues to revolutionize the branding landscape. This white paper will examine the key technological developments shaping the future of branding and discuss how businesses can leverage these advancements to create stronger brand identities, enhance customer experiences, and maintain a competitive edge. Topics covered include…