Typography

Our typography is an important part of the VELUX identity. The VELUX Gothic typeface was specially created for the VELUX Group, and it creates a distinctive appearance in our communications. The typeface has open, elegant letterforms that strengthen the dynamic and modern aspects of our brand.

VELUX Gothic is to be used in all materials, except in MS Office applications such as Outlook, PowerPoint and Word where we use Verdana (Outlook) and VELUXforOffice (PowerPoint and Word).

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Across materials (digital and print): VELUX Gothic
Outlook: Verdana size 10
Word: VELUXforOffice size 10
PowerPoint: VELUXforOffice size 14 and up

VELUX corporate typeface

VELUX Gothic was created with clarity and efficiency in mind. It is an open and easy-to-read typeface. VELUX Gothic stands out and gets our messages across in any environment.


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VELUX Gothic is available in four diffe­rent weights.
You should use them as follows:

  • VELUX Gothic Light

    Light is intended for applications that require very large text and or large headlines. Do not use VELUX Gothic Light in sizes smaller than 18 points.

    Use Light Italic to emphasise individual words, short phrases or quotations.

    Examples

    48/50 pt, tracking -25

    28/30 pt, tracking –20

    18/20 pt, tracking -15

    11pt

    8pt

  • VELUX Gothic Regular

    Regular is the standard setting that we use in the majority of applications.

    Use Italic to emphasise individual words, short phrases or quotations.

    Examples

    48/50 pt, tracking –20

    28/30 pt, tracking –20

    18/20 pt, tracking –15

    11/13 pt, tracking –10

    8/10 pt, tracking –10

  • VELUX Gothic Bold

    Bold is intended for subheadings and/or to add emphasis to a word or phrase.

    Bold Italic

    Examples

    48/50 pt, tracking –20

    28/30 pt, tracking –20

    18/20 pt, tracking –15

    11/13 pt, tracking –10

    8/10 pt, tracking –10

  • VELUX Gothic Black

    Black is intended for special applications where you need heavy impact.

    Black Italic

    Examples

    48/50 pt, tracking –15

    28/30 pt, tracking –15

    18/20 pt, tracking –15

    11/13 pt, tracking –10

    8/10 pt, tracking –10

Fonts in Office documents

In situations when the use of VELUX Gothic is not possible, e.g. MS Office applications or certain web applications, we use VELUXforOffice or Verdana.

  • VELUXforOffice

    We use VELUXforOffice in PowerPoint and Word.

    VELUXforOffice Regular
    VELUXforOffice Bold
    VELUXforOffice Light
    VELUXforOffice Black
  • Verdana
    We use Verdana size 10 in emails (Outlook). We can’t use VELUXforOffice in emails as Outlook can’t embed custom fonts (such as VELUXforOffice).

    Verdana Regular

    Verdana Italic

    Verdana Bold

    Verdana Bold Italic

Application

  • Basic typesetting

    As with any typeface, we need to use VELUX Gothic with the right settings to achieve the desired visual appearance. We establish these settings for each layout programme as needed.

    The settings in, for example, Quark Xpress or Adobe InDesign, are different. This chapter specifies settings with regard to the following:

    Leading (or line spacing) refers to the vertical space between the lines of text.

    Tracking (or letter spacing) refers to the space between the letters/characters in the text.
    Kerning refers to the individual adjustment of the space between two letters in a word.
    Word spacing is simple: it is the space between the words in a block of text.
    Note icon Note
    All settings in this chapter are based on Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

    Step by step

    Unadjusted

    VELUX Regular
    Type size: 23 pt
    Step 1

    Leading: 25 pt
    Step 2

    Kerning: Optical
    Tracking: –20
    Step 3
    Word spacing: 65/80/120%
    (Adobe InDesign)
  • Usage examples

    Headlines

    Light, 48 pt, tracking –25

    Light, 48 pt, tracking –25

    Light, 48 pt, tracking –25

    Light, 48 pt, tracking –25

    Adjustment example – headlines


    Unadjusted
    Tracking: Letter spacing too loose
    Leading: Too loose (this example 42/49 pt)
    Kerning: Metric (Adobe InDesign or Illustrator)
    Word spacing: Too much space between words

    Adjusted
    Tracking: –20
    Leading: 42/44 pt
    Kerning: Optical (Adobe InDesign or Illustrator)
    Word spacing: 65/80/120% (Adobe InDesign: Type–Paragraph–Justification)

    Rule of thumb
    Word spacing: Fit a lower case “i” between each word

    Italic


    Incorrect use


    Correct use

    Incorrect use


    You can highlight a single word with VELUX Red, but please do not put a whole paragraph in red.

    No shaddoweffect on text.
    The body text should not have too large a gap (leading) between lines.


    Please ensure that the tracking (space between letters) is not too tight in headlines.


    Only our signature should be handwritten, so please do not use a handwritten typography anywhere else.

  • Colour and type
  • Splashes

    Use splashes to strengthen your design’s impact in campaign materials and price markings.

    A VELUX splash is always circular, and use only one splash per application. The VELUX splash is the only time you may use a centred layout. All our corporate colours can be used – see section 2:4.3 for colour combinations.

    Note icon Please keep the text short and to the point.
  • Pricetags

    The price tag can be used for different target groups:

    Professionals: Clear usage of the price tag will help them become more aware of the competitiveness of our New Generation product programme.

    End-users: They value our solutions, but many also believe the price might be too high. Using our price tag will help convince them that our products are priced moderately.

    Splashes are great in sales and exhibition brochures, on display dashboards and in newspapers.

    The price tag must never differ from the approved design. Shape, colour and typeset must always adhere to the VELUX design guidelines.


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    1. To indicate affordability, present the price tag separated from other design elements, increase size and rotate the tag 11.5° clockwise.

    2. When several price tags are needed, use a small size tag in an upright position.
    Note icon Please keep the text short and to the point.

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