KU Fonts and Typography

Overview: Typography

The KU logo and logotype use Trajan Bold, an all uppercase font. Palatino, a serif font, and Gill Sans, a sans serif font, are recommended as complementary fonts. Units may purchase these fonts to complement use of the visual identity elements; however, they are NOT required. Unit signatures and identity elements are provided as vector art.

Gill Sans

Gill Sans Bold is the sans serif font used for text in the subordinate area of the KU signature. Gill Sans may be appropriate for headlines, subheads, bylines, captions, sidebars, and dates.

Please note that we recommend Gill Sans 1, 2 and Display in PostScript Type 1 format for Windows and Mac. These fonts are not the Open Type or TrueType fonts that are bundled with Mac OSX, MS Office 2004, Adobe CS1, etc. To purchase Gill Sans 1, 2 and Display in PostScript Type 1, see KU's Purchasing Process.

Gill Sans is a Monotype font family with 15 weights: Roman, Italic, Light, Light Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Condensed, Bold Condensed, Extra Bold, Ultra Bold, Ultra Bold Condensed, Shadowed, Light Shadowed, Bold Extra Condensed, and Extra Bold Display. The recommended styles are Roman, Italic, Light, Light Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Condensed, and Bold Condensed.


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