Our typography and its application should be used to support the core message of your communications. With our sophisticated primary and our contemporary secondary typefaces, communications with personality and interest can be produced.Get UOW typography
Chronicle is our primary serif typeface.
Chronicle Display is designed for use at larger sizes while Chronicle Text, is designed to be used as a text typeface. Our primary brand font is used for headlines, sub-headings and introductory text across both print and digital applications.
Montserrat is our secondary typeface that we use to support Chronicle. This bold and contemporary sans-serif typeface comes in a variety of weights – four of which we recommend for use. Where possible, set paragraph text in sentence case.
We use our highlight to emphasise key information. It can be used in place of the UOW framework to create distinctive applications with an emphasis on type. The size of the underline is equal to the leading of the copy to which it is applied – and is offset to align to the centre of the text.
There are two ways that highlights can be used.
The first applies when emphasising short phrases or single words within a paragraph. In this situation, aim to emphasise approximately 20% of the overall headline with a colour. Brighter colours such as Red or Bright Blue work well against White or Dark Blue and vice versa. Use sparingly as to not overly dominate communications.
Another way to use highlight is when applying highlights to paragraphs that sit over imagery. Here, they provide legibility and stand-out to a message. As a general rule, use a White or Dark Blue underline and emphasise with either Red or Bright Blue.
Our primary and secondary typefaces combine to create an ordered hierarchy across communications. The number of typefaces in the used will depend on the number of levels required.
Typography with framework
Typography works in a flexible way with the UOW framework. It can be positioned centred or ranged left, provided that it feels framed in some way. Elements can interchange and adapt across communications as shown below.
Typography with image
Ensure to retain legibility of type if placing directly on to imagery or footage. As a general rule, use light text on dark backgrounds and vice versa.