Our fonts (typefaces)

To make all our communications consistent and instantly recognisable, we use two fonts: Swiss 721 BT and Adobe Garamond

Swiss 721 BT

Swiss 721 BT is a clean, crisp sans serif with a contemporary feel. You can use any member of the Swiss 721 BT family including thin, condensed and extended. The most commonly used variants are: light, roman, medium and bold; all can be used in italic.

Adobe Garamond

Adobe Garamond is a classic serif, chosen to reflect the history, substance and tradition of the University. The weights are: regular, semi-bold and bold; all can be used in italic.

Using our fonts

All professionally printed communications should use Swiss 721 BT and Adobe Garamond. These do not come as standard on PCs or macs, so if you are producing material on your University computer you will need to buy the fonts. You can buy from places such as www.myfonts.comwww.fontshop.com or www.linotype.com.

If you are producing everyday documents and materials in, for example, Word or PowerPoint, Arial and Times New Roman (available as standard on any computer) are approved as an alternative.

No other fonts should be used in any University communication.

‌For information on web typography, see: Guide to Web Publishing