The Novo brand is human. Our identity is made of, for, and by people.
As such it is honest, distinctive, approachable, and colorful. Our brand is not institutional, corporate, or traditional. Neither is it overly personified—it is not singular in persona or single-faceted in appearance. Rather it is richly diverse, with many shades of nuance and variation.
We are not artsy or futuristic, yet we are creative and modern. We are not religious or serious, but filled with spirituality and weight. We are not casual or caustic, but rather welcoming and challenging.
The Novo brand subverts expectations and renews curiosity—it feels surprising and familiar all at once.
Tagline: Make New
Mission Statement: Novo is a band of creative missionaries sent to multiply movements of the gospel and mobilize the church for mission around the world.
All files and resources are provided exclusively for the use of Novo staff and affiliate ministries. Derivatives of these designs or use by individuals or ministries not part of Novo Mission Inc. is expressly prohibited without written permission.
These files should be used for print and digital projects where the logo will be displayed at 3x3 inches or less. Common small format use-cases include flyers, websites, and email signatures.
These files should be used for print and digital projects where the logo will be displayed at more than 3x3 inches. Common large format use-cases include t-shirts, banners, and billboards.
The Novo color palette is vibrant, bold and dynamic—reflecting our values for creativity, diversity, and risk. The palette is always expressed as one bold color alongside black, white and/or gray.
This primary palette is used across a wide variety of Novo communication materials. From stationary to business cards to our website, this combination of colors is the best and most common identifier for the Novo brand.
These additional colors provide vibrant alternatives to the primary color palette, while still maintaining visual consistency with the overall brand identity.
The Novo brand utilizes sans-serif, humanist typefaces with subtle yet distinctive attributes that convey the personality and warmth of our identity. Unfortunately we can’t distribute these fonts for free, but they are available for purchase at the font foundries linked below.
The Panton family should be used primarily for headlines and short phrases of large type across all Novo brand communications.
The DIN Next family should be used primarily for paragraphs and long blocks of copy, rendering text that is simple, clear and easy to read.
Provided here are a selection of photos regularly featured in Novo communications and designs. This sampling is a strong representation of the story-driven people-centric photography that captures the vision and values of our mission.
Photos used alongside the Novo brand should include a variety of cultures and locales, both urban and rural settings, and a diversity of people from different ethnicities, generations and socio-economic groups.
These photographs can be downloaded at unsplash.com.
This collection of additional digital resources reflects the Novo brand and communicates our vision, mission, and values. These can be shared individually or used as design components within Novo-related communication materials.