Basic Specifications

The Shield

The current presentation of the University's Shield of Arms is based upon a coloured working drawing supplied by the College of Arms in 1958. Over the years, there has been some deviation from the original drawing and the standard of presentation has deteriorated to the detriment of this part of our corporate image. In connection with the recent trade marking registration of the University's visual images, the opportunity was taken to obtain a further copy of the working drawings of the Shield of Arms from the College of Arms.

Full Colour

Full ColourPantone colour for reference (as advised by the Registrar on October 25, 2004)

Red - Warm Red U 2X
Green - 346 U
Blue - 2925 U
Yellow - Yellow U
Brown - Black 5U
Black - Process Black U

Monotone Shield Unshaded

Monotone Shield UnshadedA monotone unshaded version of the Shield is widely used on University stationery. This version is illustrated here:

Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta)

Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta)For nearly 50 years, the University has also used a monotone version of the Shield which indicates the colours used in the full colour version by shading. Although this version has not been formally registered by the College of Arms, it employs the Petra Sancta hatching system used for nearly four centuries by the College to represent heraldic colours in monotone. Sylvester Petra Sancta, a Jesuit priest with a great interest in heraldry, invented this system in 1638, and it gradually superseded other hatching systems. As the Petra Sancta system only provided hatchings for the primary heraldic colours, additional hatchings were developed later to represent less commonly-used colours. The shadings used for the University's Shield are:

The shadings used for the University's Shield are Gold, Red, Green, Blue, Brown and Earth Colour

The University's Visual Identity

Shield with Word-marks

Horiz​ontal

Horizontal with Full Colour

Horizontal with Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta)

Horizontal with Monotone Shield Unshaded

English name o​nly

Full Colour with English name only

Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta) with English name only

Monotone Shield Unshaded with English name only

Chinese name only

Full Colour with Chinese name only

Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta) with Chinese name only

Monotone Shield Unshaded with Chinese name only

Vertical

Vertical with Full ColourVertical with Full Colour 2

Vertical with Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta)Vertical with Monotone Shield Shaded (Petra Sancta) 2

Vertical with Monotone Shield UnshadedVertical with Monotone Shield Unshaded 2

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