Branded promotional items and merchandise are memorable ways to connect with our audiences. Follow guidelines and licensing protocol for an impactful promotion or event.
Keep designs simple and brand-aligned to reinforce brand recognition.
- Use brand fonts
- Select products that use SDSU brand colors with red and black always being the primary colors
- For embroidered items and smaller applications, use the Level 1 logo
- There should be strong contrast of colors for readability
These examples showcase ways to apply the brand including logo type and positioning, fonts and colors. They represent some, not all, proper brand applications.
- Use the stacked (vertical) logo on polos. The horizontal logo runs too long and doesn’t sit well on the left chest.
- The Level 1 logo (one level deep in the SDSU hierarchy) should be used. If you need a Level 1 logo created, please submit a Logo Lockup Request Form.
Logo Orientation and Size
The width across the logo from the "S" to the "U" in SDSU, typically spans approximately 3 inches. The overall width of the logo may increase slightly if the text lines below SDSU extend beyond the right side of the "U" in SDSU.
The logo should be placed on the "left chest" location. If there is a need to incorporate a name, title, or secondary logo, position them on the right chest or right sleeve to create a visual balance.
Logo and Shirt Colors
Select shirts within our red and black color palette. White and gray shirts are also accepted. Visit the brand colors page for details.
- Black Polo: all white logo or full color reverse (with white text at bottom)
- Red Polo: all black logo or all white logo
- White Polo: all black logo or full color logo
- Gray Polo: all white, full color (change line to black to increase visibility) or full color reverse logo
PRODUCTION & LICENSING
All promotional orders using the University's marks must use a licensed vendor.
Aztec Shops is one of the preferred vendors for special orders; all of their vendors are licensed. Using a licensed vendor ensures that factories producing collegiate merchandise are practicing fair and ethical labor standards in the U.S. as well as overseas.