Vexilla Resources and Guidelines
This page contains information about vexilla, the banners that appear on light poles across campus, and downloadable templates.
Policy, Request Form, and Map of Light Poles
The Facilities & Services Planning Division approves vexilla for use according to policy posted in the Campus Administrative Manual.
Use this request form to start the approval process (Word document).
View a map of light poles on campus where vexilla may appear (PDF).
Prominent Display of the I Mark or Illinois Wordmark Logo
To meet the graphic standards, vexilla must prominently display the I Mark or the Illinois logo. Creative Services provides InDesign templates (below) that meet the graphic standards and are available for download for use by designers creating vexilla in the three sizes used on campus.
While the use of the templates is encouraged, it is not mandatory as long as the I mark or Illinois logo appear prominently. Blank InDesign templates that show the margins for stitching for each of the three vexilla sizes are also available by download (below).
There are two different InDesign templates and a blank InDesign template for each of the three dimensions used for vexilla on campus. Template A has a black background at the bottom and the vertical version of the Illinois wordmark. Template B has a blue background and a horizontal version of the Illinois wordmark.
Designers must keep all text and complex design elements within the pink guidelines found in the InDesign file. The pink margin indicates where the vexilla will be stitched by the vendor.
Please note: The InDesign templates are not to size. The vendor must enlarge the final design to the indicated size. The files are proportioned appropriately for precise enlargement.
How to Download and Expand the InDesign Templates
Click on the links below to download a compressed file (.zip) to your computer's hard drive. To expand the file:
In XP, right click on the .zip file, select "Open With" and drag right to sub-select "Compressed (zipped) Folders." In Vista, right click on the .zip file and select "Extract-All."
Double click on the .zip file.
Download the Templates
18w”x 36”h—Pedestrian light poles—16’ and up to 23’ tall; banners mounted 10’-0” minimum to bottom.
30w”x 60”h—Intermediate street light poles—greater than 23’ and up to 30’ tall; banners mounted 15’-0” to bottom.
22w” x 72”h—Tall street light poles—30’ tall and over; banners mounted 15’-0” to bottom.