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Shield usage

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Although it is forbidden to separate the MSU Shield and Stars from the MSU logotype there may be certain cases where it is appropriate to do so in producing signage or merchandising items such as lapel pins, key fobs or ball markers for golf. In those cases the following guidelines are offered.



Minimum size

The height of the MSU shield should not be less than .5 inch in print, shown here in actual size.

Clear zone

Clear space requirements must be observed, except in special, pre-approved circumstances.


Two pms color or process build usage or gold stamping


One color PMS 289

One color black



Two pms color or process build usage on a dark background or gold stamping


White on dark background


Decorative image
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