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Using the new church logo

Postby sdwallentine » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:14 am

I have copied the following from the article "The Church’s New Symbol Emphasizes the Centrality of the Savior".

This new symbol will be used on Church materials as directed by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Detailed usage guidelines are being developed, including possible uses of the new symbol around the world.

“The symbol will now be used as a visual identifier for official literature, news, and events of the Church,” the prophet continued. “It will remind all that this is the Savior’s Church and that all we do, as members of His Church, centers on Jesus Christ and His gospel.”

My question is. . . does this mean that only church headquarters are allowed to use the new symbol? Can a ward relief society have the symbol on their weekly newsletter?

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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby lajackson » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:14 am

I believe that the new symbol will be controlled in a manner very similar to the former Church logo. Except in very rare instances, Church headquarters did not allow local units to use the logo. I expect that it will be the same for the symbol.

The Intellectual Property Office would be able to provide more specific and official information. Their phone number is available if you click on the Terms of Use link at the bottom of most Church website pages, including this one.

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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:19 am

See General Handbook 38.8.11. It's copied from Handbook 2 which was last updated a month before the new logo.

The Church’s official logotype (see the front cover of this handbook) is to be used only for items approved by the Correlation Department at Church headquarters.


Local units may use the written name of the Church (not the logotype) when all of the following conditions are met:

- The activity or function with which the name is associated is officially sponsored by the unit (for example, a sacrament meeting program).
- The name of the local unit is used as a prelude to the name of the Church (for example, Canyon View Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
- The typeface does not imitate or resemble the official Church logotype.


As far as I know, it's never been allowed for local units to use the logo. That part is not new.
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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby scgallafent » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:11 am

sdwallentine wrote:My question is. . . does this mean that only church headquarters are allowed to use the new symbol?

Yes.

sdwallentine wrote:Can a ward relief society have the symbol on their weekly newsletter?

No. russellhltn posted the General Handbook information. Here is the link. The new symbol is subject to the same restrictions as the logotype.

Things are even restricted internally. We received an email saying that we should only migrate to the new symbol when approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve and should not start updating web sites without that approval.

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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:43 pm

scgallafent wrote:We received an email saying that we should only migrate to the new symbol when approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve and should not start updating web sites without that approval.

Frankly, I'm surprised that this webpage gets the banner. I know it's coming from the main website, but still...
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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby jdlessley » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:57 pm

russellhltn wrote:
scgallafent wrote:We received an email saying that we should only migrate to the new symbol when approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve and should not start updating web sites without that approval.

Frankly, I'm surprised that this webpage gets the banner. I know it's coming from the main website, but still...

I don't see the new logo in the banner anywhere on the Tech website. Instead I see just the name of the Church.
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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby lajackson » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:22 pm

russellhltn wrote:Frankly, I'm surprised that this webpage gets the banner. I know it's coming from the main website, but still...

Do you mean the old logo in the Church header at the top of the page? I think everything at ChurchofJesusChrist.org gets it.

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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:47 pm

jdlessley wrote:I don't see the new logo in the banner anywhere on the Tech website. Instead I see just the name of the Church.

I was referring to the old "logotype".

lajackson wrote:
russellhltn wrote:Frankly, I'm surprised that this webpage gets the banner. I know it's coming from the main website, but still...

Do you mean the old logo in the Church header at the top of the page? I think everything at ChurchofJesusChrist.org gets it.

Yes. But the logo was meant to show official information. I understand why we have it, but it seems like a flaw.
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Re: Using the new church logo

Postby lajackson » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:34 pm

russellhltn wrote:Yes. But the logo was meant to show official information. I understand why we have it, but it seems like a flaw.

We are official. That is why we moderate. [grin]


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