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Fonts and Typefaces

Approved fonts and typefaces used by BYU-Idaho for its publications, media, merchandise, and website.
An example of News Gothic font with an uppercase and lowercase letter "A" with sample text in the background.
News Gothic
News Gothic is a sans-serif typeface in the grotesque or industrial style. It was designed by Morris Fuller Benton and released in 1908 by his employers, the American Type Founders (ATF). For much of the twentieth century, News Gothic was used in newspaper and magazine publishing. “Gothic” was an early twentieth-century term for sans-serifs. 

The university maintains a software agreement with Adobe which gives access to News Gothic.

Numerous other versions and cuts of the font can be purchased if custom weights such as condensed or bold are desired.
An example of Minion font with an uppercase and lowercase letter "A" with sample text in the background.
Minion
Minion is a serif typeface released in 1990 and inspired by the late Renaissance-era type. As the historically-rooted name indicates, Minion was designed for body text in a classic style, although slightly condensed and with large apertures to increase legibility. Minion is a very large family of fonts, including Greek, Armenian, and Cyrillic alphabets, optical sizes, condensed styles, and stylistic alternates such as swash capitals. 

The university maintains a software agreement with Adobe which gives access to Minion in three useful sets:
An example of Bickham Script font with an uppercase and lowercase letter "A" with sample text in the background.
Bickham Script
Bickham Script is a modern font based on examples from George Bickham’s 18th-century compendium, The Universal Penman. BYU-Idaho uses this font sparingly, mostly for formal or official designs such as inaugurations, devotionals, and commencements. 

The university maintains a software agreement with Adobe which gives access to Bickham Script.
Former fonts used by BYU-Idaho include Knockout, Open Sans, Merriweather, Frutiger, and Requiem. These font names are crossed out, suggesting that they are no longer acceptable for BYU-Idaho branding and use.
Previously-Approved Fonts
Over the years, other fonts have been approved for specific-use cases. However, these are not considered official brand fonts. Avoid using these old fonts for official or off-campus use.
An example of different acceptable fonts used on BYU-Idaho's website.
Web Fonts
Due to technology restrictions, we give the UX and Web Development latitude to choose and propose fonts that feel similar enough to the official brand fonts while meeting technology requirements. Changes to the font on the website need to be brought to the brand committee.