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Ohio University (2021)

Contributed by Mike Beens on Sep 7th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Homepage.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Homepage.

    Ohio University (OHIO), a 217-year old institution with multiple campuses, made P22 Mackinac the primary font family of its corporate identity early in 2021. University Communications and Marketing, rejecting an easy slide toward sameness, cited reasons that echo the type foundry’s own rationale: that the classic design with contemporary attributes serves as a bridge between the best of the old and the best of the new.

    P22 Mackinac is supported by Termina Black, “best used for big and bold headlines”, and Proxima Nova, which serves as the text typeface on most pages. The palette is completed by Industry, “a sans serif font that is the Midwest in typeform”, according to the OHIO brand guidelines. It’s intended for icon illustrations, pull quotes, and CTAs. This set is to replace the previously used open-source OHIO fonts of EB Garamond, Barlow and Zilla Slab.

    Owing to the volume of information contained on its website, the rollout continued at a steady pace throughout 2021. Campus faculty and staff make use of a University-wide license managed by the Office of Information Technology. Outside vendors are able to use Adobe Creative Cloud.

    OHIO University successfully discerned that the pervading bias against onscreen use of serifed fonts doesn’t apply here. The smallest size display of P22 Mackinac on their mobile version shows itself to be both sturdy and distinctive. Long text passages in the book weight are engaging.

    Homepage detail featuring a heading with P22 Mackinac’s Th ligature.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Homepage detail featuring a heading with P22 Mackinac’s Th ligature.

    Homepage detail with numbers in .
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    Homepage detail with numbers in Termina.

    Homepage detail featuring  for the location labels on the map.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Homepage detail featuring P22 Mackinac for the location labels on the map.

    Brand guidelines.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Brand guidelines.

    Brand guidelines.  here is used for text, too.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Brand guidelines. P22 Mackinac here is used for text, too.

    Article header with  for the headings and  for text.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Article header with P22 Mackinac for the headings and Proxima Nova for text.

    Cover for an information pdf, with  Ultra for “Choose Ohio” and  for the line below.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover for an information pdf, with Industry Ultra for “Choose Ohio” and P22 Mackinac for the line below.

    Cover of the Student Housing Handbook.
    Source: https://www.ohio.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover of the Student Housing Handbook.

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    • P22 Mackinac
    • Termina
    • Proxima Nova
    • Industry

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