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PALNI Communication Manual: PALNI Design Guidelines

About the PALNI Branding Guidelines

PALNI Design Guidelines

PALNI distinct marks, typography, and color palettes combine to create the organization's visual identity and is a graphic representation of the organization’s core values and purpose. The overlapping swish signifies the collaborative nature of the institutions.

If you have questions about PALNI's Visual Identity guidelines, contact the Communications and Marketing Director, Megan West ( | 317-752-6842).

PALNI Colors

Primary Colors:

Green: #006838

Gold: #AD972B


Secondary Colors: 

Black: #000000

Blue: #32539B

Red: #AA2D2D


Logo Serif: 
Adobe Caslon Pro (Bold)

Body-text Serif:
Garamond (Adobe Garamond Pro preferred)

Helvetica (Arial for PC users and Google Docs)


Graphics Downloads:


Powerpoint Template

We are using Google Slides as the platform for our slide template. Please contact Megan West ( for access rights.


Page Design Templates

For Report Covers: Report Cover Template

For documents: Document Template

For external letters: Document Template (letters going outside the libraries must have permission from the ED and EC before sending)

  • Include the PALNI logo at the top right in the header
  • Include the PALNI color bar in the footer above the page number
  • Include the PALNI address under the color bar in Italics
  • Include the official PALNI seal at the bottom of the letter

Unacceptable Use

The PALNI visual identity must not be distorted in any way. Distortion includes any modification to the logo (other than size or approved colour variations) that would alter its original design by adding to, or removing, elements.

The logo will always appear on a horizontal axis. It must not be tilted or placed at any alternate angle, nor should it be placed in a shape.

  • Use only the approved color palette when reproducing the logo.
  • Logo colors cannot be reversed.
  • Use only the approved typeface when reproducing the logo.

Noun Project Access

PALNI staff has access to the Noun Project Pro! Please contact Megan West for login details. Must be PALNI staff/coords to have access.


  • No attributions required
  • Ability to change color of icons
  • Awesome apps integrated into products you already use -