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.


Palatino complements the Trajan in KU's signature. Palatino can be used as body text in business correspondence. It is also suggested for body text in publications such as brochures, catalogs, and newsletters. Palatino Italic is suggested for use in body text captions.

Please note that we recommend Palatino 1 and Palatino 2 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 Palatino 1 and Palatino 2 in PostScript Type 1, see KU's Purchasing Process.

Palatino 1 and 2 font families consist of 10 font weights and styles: Roman, Italic, Light, Light Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Black, and Black Italic. The recommended styles are Roman, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic.


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