The Brandkit® brand and identity

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Home for your brand. Connecting the world to your content 24/7.

Principles and beliefs we aim to live by

  1. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a brand is worth a thousand pictures.
  2. Nothing is free (Ad funded platforms are problematic).
  3. Subscription or Brand funded channels are a better more honest solution for media of any kind (e.g. Netflix).
  4. Less is more (meaning that we aim to avoid complexity in our software and messaging).
  5. Solve our customers problems (avoid trendy solutions that don't move the needle for them).
  6. Use plain language and straight talking, no bullshit (be honest, get to the point, avoid verbiage).
  7. Choose authentic brands.
  8. Always give credit (always attribute content to it's owner or creator or source - even if not strictly required).
  9. The best Ad we can make, is a great product that performs a job to be done for our customers, referrals will follow.
  10. Listen well - be the last to speak.
  11. Respect asynchronous work and team communication by taking the time to think and write thoughtfully.
  12. Customers are central to what we do, and we must listen well, but we should remember that we are (usually) the experts in the room, and we serve our customers best when we stick to our fundamental and carefully considered convictions.
  13. You make your own luck (do good work, don't forget to tell folks).
  14. Agree to disagree and then commit (life is full of compromise, get over it and move on).

Logo Clearspace

A minimum clear-space is required at all times. For the icon on its own, a circle of 125% of a circle that intersects all 4 corners of the icon. For the Horizontal Lockup, draw another circle that intersects all 4 corners of the wordmark and expand 125% - then draw a rectangle that intersects the outer circles (as shown) to find the clear-space.
To make this easier to deal with, note that some assets for download have the correct clear-space built into the artwork or image canvas.

Icon clear-space

Icon clear-space

Brandkit® Colour Palette

The general principal with use of colour at Brandkit, in particular in the Application and default Portal design, is as little colour as possible.

Why? Because Brandkit's job is to house the brand assets and colours of our customers. We want our customers content do be the dominant thing on the page. Therefore our branding, our use of colour must be subtle and unobtrusive.

So we use black and shades of black predominantly. We use Yellow and Purple for highlights and light shades of black, purple and yellow as backgrounds to provide separation between ideas for an easier reading experience.

For marketring and advertising in 3rd party channels, such as social media, we adoopt a brigher more colourful approach and use the secondary Purple and Yellow more. For example we apply a Purple or Yellow filter over photography to given them a distinct look.

 

SPOT U - Process Black U
SPOT C - Process Black C
CMYK U – 0.0.0.100
CMYK C - 0.0.0.100
RGB – 0.0.0
CSS/HEX – #000000
Black
(primary color)
SPOT U - PMS 267 U
SPOT C - PMS 2587 C
CMYK U – 53.65.0.0
CMYK C – 58.76.0.0
RGB – 130.70.175
CSS/HEX – #8246af
Brandkit Purple
(secondary color)
SPOT U - PMS Yellow U
SPOT C - PMS 109 C
CMYK U – 0.0.93.0
CMYK C - 0.9.100.0
RGB – 255,209,0
CSS/HEX – #ffd100
Brandkit Yellow
(secondary color)
Use HEX #f8f8f8
Brandkit Silver
(background color)
Use HEX #eee7f4
Brandkit Light Purple
(background color)
Use HEX #fff8dc
Brandkit Light Yellow
(background color)

Typography

Starting in 2023, to celebrate the launch of Brandkit 2, we have selected Inter as our new typeface for both headings and body copy.

Inter is a variable font family created by renowned Swedish designer Rasmus Andersson. The font was crafted specifically for computer screens to enhance the legibility of small text sizes. It was first released on August 20, 2017, and was initially known as Interface. It is also regarded as a "neutral" typeface, and a good match for our desire for the Brandkit® brand to be a neutral low key backdrop for each of our customers' brand and content.

Headings and Titles

Use Inter Black for headings.
Body Copy

Use Inter Medium for normal body text and Inter SemiBold for bold text.
Footnotes and Cites, etc

Use the Inter ExtraLight for text such as footnotes, captions, cites, comments, etc.

Examples

Examples of approved usage of the brand identity and suitable image and colour themes.

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