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Primary Typefaces

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MU uses two typefaces, Graphik and Clarendon, that are stylistically different, but work well together to deliver our messages effectively.

Graphik is used in headlines and mastheads. It is a modern, slab sans serif that is meant to show a solid foundation and confident attitude.

Graphik typeface example

Clarendon is a classic slab serif that emits a feeling of heritage and expertise. Its multiple weights make it very usable across multiple applications and platforms.

Clarendon typeface example

Secondary Typeface for Print
Gotham continues to be used as a secondary san-serif font for body copy.

What happened to Janson?
Janson remains the font for all MU logos, unit signatures, and stationary items. 

Do’s and Don’ts

USE Graphik for:

  • Statements
  • Headlines
  • Mastheads
  • Billboards

DON’T USE Graphik for:

  • Body copy
  • Text in table format

USE Clarendon for:

  • Opening and/or short paragraphs
  • Supporting headlines and copy
  • Callouts
  • Text near or overtop Graphic Condensed Black

DON’T USE Clarendon for:

  • Body copy exceeding 100 words
  • Body copy that extends multiple pages 

USE Gotham for:

  • Body copy over 100 words
  • Text in table format
  • Text accompanying a unit or university signature, e.g., addresses

DON’T USE Gotham with:

  • Graphik Condensed Black

Web Typefaces

Graphik Condensed Black

  • Banners

Clarendon URW

  • Banner copy
  • Body copy headlines
  • Pull quotes/text

Open Sans

  • Body copy
  • Navigation

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