Graphics + Visuals

Style guide, Logos + Resources

Version 3

Goals

  1. Attract and engage people
  2. Make our messages clearer and stronger
  3. Be easy for non-designers to use
  4. Express 350's values and personality

Basics

350 is: How it shows in our style:
Optimistic, Bold, Energetic
  • Bright colors
  • Bold type
  • High-energy photos
Clear-eyed, Practical, Direct
  • Clear, simple typography
  • Uncomplicated layouts
  • Flat color — no fancy gradients, textures or effects
International, Diverse, Grassroots
  • Diversity in photos
  • Variety of colors
  • Open-source tools

Colors

Colors sized proportionally, relative to how much they're used in 350's style.

 Blue is 350's main color — whatever you're making, it should probably have blue in it.

   White, light gray, and dark gray are the secondary, neutral colors. Good for backgrounds, and balancing out the brighter, more intense colors.

 Orange is the main accent color. Use it for buttons, highlights, and calling attention to the most important parts of your design.

  Teal and Red are secondary accent colors. When you're already using all the other colors, teal and red can provide variety and give you more alternatives to work with.

Color Codes

Blue
Hex: #0F81E8
RGB: 15,130,232
CMYK: 78,47,0,0

White
Hex: #FFFFFF
RGB: 255,255,255
CMYK: 0,0,0,0

Light Grey
Hex: #E6F0FA
RGB: 230,240,250
CMYK: 84,65,60,65

Dark Grey
Hex: #17292E
RGB: 23,41,46
CMYK: 84,65,60,65

Orange
Hex: #FFA902
RGB: 255,170,2
CMYK: 0,40,100,0

Teal
Hex: #40D7D4
RGB: 64,215,212
CMYK: 60,0,25,0

Red
Hex: #FF6112
RGB: 255,97,18
CMYK: 0,76,100,0

Text

Big, bold and simple are the key elements to 350's typography.

  • Titles and headlines should be big and bold.
  • Paragraphs should be left-aligned and rag-right (the default setting for most right-to-left written languages).

350's written voice is clear and plain-spoken, and our typography reinforces that. When you're styling text, make it simple and straightforward — don't overthink it!

In general, 350 uses the inverted pyramid as a way to organize text: identify the most important information, put it at the top, and make it big.

All typefaces used by 350 are free for non-commercial use.

Latin-alphabet Languages

Titles and Headlines

Klima Heavy

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Subheadings, Buttons and Accents

Graph Condensed

Download

Body Text

For Print/Image Use: Klima
For Web/HTML Use: Arial/San Francisco (Default web-safe sans-serifs)

Download

Accent/Meta Text

Overpass Mono / Menlo

Download

Arabic

Titles/Headlines

Noto Kufi Arabic

Download

Text

Noto Kufi Naskh

Download

Photos

People

People are the heart of the climate movement — photos should focus on the people impacted by the climate crisis and working to create a better future. Avoid photos of polar bears, icebergs or other images that obscure the real people behind the climate crisis.

Diversity

The climate movement crosses cultural, geographic, racial, age, gender, religious and political boundaries. Photos should reflect how massive and diverse the movement is.

Energy + Momentum

People moving, shouting, singing, smiling — 350 photos should help people feel like they’re part of a big, powerful, ambitious movement. Good: Crowd shots that fill the frame, and images of people in the middle of taking action.

350 photos on Flickr

Crediting photographers: Good photos are crucial to 350's visuals, and it's hard to get good photos without good photographers. Make sure to credit the photographer, and don't use photos without permission.

Photos, from top left: New York City, USA (Christine Irvine). Cliffs of Moher, Ireland (Eamon Ryan). Ende Gelande, Germany (Moritz Richter). Dumaguete, Philippines (Therese Quijano). Oloibiri, Nigeria (Babawale Obayanju). Anacortes, Washington, USA (unknown).

Symbols

Use icons from 350’s icon set to enhance and call attention to key elements and reinforce the cross-language, cross-culture nature of 350’s work.

Download 350 Icon Set


A note about using maps:

When using maps, make sure to use maps that represent countries fairly. For example, the common Mercator projection makes Greenland look the same size as Africa — in reality, Africa is 14 times larger than Greenland (the map in the 350 icon set uses the Robinson projection).

Samples from 350's climate icon set
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