The NC State logo is an official representation of NC State University. It both identifies and defines us. It appears on all official university communications. Its directness, hard edges and unadorned type fit who we are: We are purposeful. We are modern. We are NC State.
The NC State logo, informally known as “the brick,” must be used to identify all NC State communications. The do’s and don’ts for applying the logo are provided below.
The logo is a singular design concept, but different versions work in a range of different situations.
The logo must hold a prominent position in every external communication. It’s the designer’s decision where that position is.
The logo should never be re-created.
Never add elements to the logo.
Logotype can never be transparent.
The proportions of the logo must not be altered.
Rules for Units
The NC State logo is used by all of the university’s units — including colleges, departments, named entities, centers and institutes. The following guidelines apply.
Other NC State Marks
The block S, wolf's head and chancellor's seal have deep roots in NC State history. They are only appropriate in certain circumstances.
Historical Marks, Logos and Copyright Designs
Certain historical NC State trademarks, marks and logos remain the exclusive property of NC State and are not permitted to be used without express written permission by the university’s Office of Strategic Brand Management. Permission to use historical trademarks will generally be granted only in those instances where the context of the mark is clear and appropriate (anniversary of special events, reunions, historical projects).
These files are font-independent. The PNG files of the NC State brick are available in several sizes for use on the Web. The EPS files are the only acceptable choice for print pieces, as they are line-art vector files that will scale cleanly to any size. The JPG logos should only be used in PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office documents. You can download single logos of each file type from the downloads page.