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Open Frame

Open Frame

The open frame is used as a component of Case Western Reserve University's branding guidelines as a method to create coherence and a strong association with the CWRU brand. While it is not necessary to use the open frame on all (or even most) elements of the website, it is a fantastic way to add more visual interest to your banner or other graphics.

The open frame can be used in a variety of weights and opacities, and can appear in any of the colors from the university's palette. It should work within the grid of the layout of the piece. The open right corner should always be cut at a 45-degree angle and should be the size of one-third of the frame's shorter size. The variety of applications of the frame element allows for flexible, yet consistent designs.

For information on how to add an open frame to your images, check out our Adobe Illustrator tutorial or contact the IT Group for assistance. For full guidelines on the open frame, review the policy written by UMC.

Last Updated: September 29, 2012