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Typography Standards

Our typefaces create a traditional, academic, and bold grouping. The correct use of typography plays a vital role in establishing the visual brand of our university. 


University Typefaces

Adobe Garamond, with its classic, institutional feel, and Univers, with its clean lines and wide range of faces, are the official UTHealth typefaces. Licensing for these typefaces is available; please contact the Office of Public Affairs.

Adobe Garamond / Univers
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in adobe Garamond and Univers. Letter forms are displayed in white on orange background
Adobe Garamond
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in adobe Garamond Regular, Semibold, Bold, Italic, Semibold Italic, and Bold Italic. Letter forms are displayed in white on yellow background.
Univers Ultra Condensed
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in Univers Ultra Condensed, Light Ultra Condensed, and Thin Ultra Condensed.  Letter forms are displayed in white on navy background.
Univers Condensed
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in Univers Condensed, Light Condensed, Bold Condensed, Condensed Oblique, Light Condensed Oblique, and Bold Condensed Oblique.  Letter forms are displayed in white on green background.
Univers Standard
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in Univers Light, Regular, Bold, Black, Extra Black, Light Oblique, Oblique, Bold Oblique, Black Oblique, and Extra Black Oblique.  Letter forms are displayed in white on purple background.
Univers Extended
Typographic examples of capital and lowercase a in Univers Extended, Bold Extended, Black Extended, Extra Black Extended, Extended Oblique, Bold Extended Oblique, Black Extended Oblique, Extra Black Extended Oblique. Letter forms are displayed in white on tan background.

Typefaces influence how our audiences perceive the UTHealth brand and have the power to convey deeper, more symbolic messages beyond pure words.


Usage

Both Adobe Garamond and Univers can be used as headline typefaces. For readability, it is recommended to use Univers in body copy where appropriate.

These alternate typefaces are acceptable when the official typefaces are not available:

Alternates for Adobe Garamond

Alternates for Univers

  • Avenir
  • Helvetica
  • Arial
  • Calibri

Exceptions

All exterior and interior signage must use the official UTHealth typefaces, Adobe Garamond and Univers, for consistency in appearance and to support our brand identity. Avenir is an acceptable alternate if Univers is unavailable.

UTHealth web pages generally use Lato or Roboto, available from Google fonts. For more information about web fonts, please visit University Web Standards .


Readability

Whether in print or digital, UTHealth aims to captivate and engage our audience. Readability plays an important role in the messages we communicate and how easily they are received. Font size, weight, spacing, and color are all factors that influence readability. High contrast between text and background colors should be a priority. The WebAIM contrast checker can help with readability and meeting accessibility standards.