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D - Basewave device

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Format

The basewave provides a divide between the general design and the logo. It is a strong element of the Tasmanian Government brand.

The logo must be positioned below the basewave in the bottom right-hand corner. The department name should appear in the left-hand bottom corner and should be clearly separate from the logo. Using the basewave and logo in this consistent manner will create a strong identifier.

Use of the basewave is mandatory. However, the proportions of some formats make it impractical to apply the basewave in design.

  1. Extra-wide format. If the width of a format is more than twice the height, use of the basewave is optional. If you choose not to use the basewave, it is to be replaced by the horizontal logo, which contains the basewave element. In this instance, the logo should be positioned in the bottom right-hand corner fo the design.
  2. Extra-narrow format. In the case of print advertisements, if a format is two columns or less in width, use of the basewave is optional. If you choose not to use the basewave, it is to be replaced by the horizontal logo. The exclusion zone must be maintained around the logo.

Tip:

The basewave must not be distorted. If unsure, compare the design to the example provided on this page, or see examples further down this page.

Tip:

The vertical logo is taller than the horizontal logo. Using the horizontal logo allows the basewave to move lower on the page and gives more room for the design content.
D1_1.jpg
Example of banner
D1_2.jpg
Example of booklet
D2_1.jpg
Extra-wide format (width is more than twice the height)
D2_2.jpg
Extra-narrow format (format is two columns or less)

Text

Text below the basewave must be restricted to two lines and may include:

One line

Department name OR

URL

Two lines

Department name OR

Business unit name AND Department name OR

Contact number AND Department name OR

URL AND Department name

Text may only run to three lines when the department name does not fit in two lines.

In the case of a joint project between two or more agencies, no department name should be specified. Consider using ‘Tasmanian Government’ instead or leave the area blank and represent the agencies in the area above the basewave.

The inclusion of a URL or a contact number below the basewave is intended to allow this space to act as a ‘call to action’ as well as a design element. The contact number and URL should not be accompanied by other words such as ‘call now’.

The recommended font size for an A4 format is 12pt Gill Sans light, 80 kerning (optional), 15pt leading. This should be scaled in proportion to size of the document used.

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Department name
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URL
D3_3.jpg
Department name
D3_4.jpg
Business unit name above Department name
D3_5.jpg
Contact number and Department name
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URL and Department name
D3_7.jpg
For use representing two or more departments
 

Size

The basewave should extend from one side of the design to the other. A white border of a maximum of 10mm is acceptable.

The logo must be the minimum size of 20mm wide (if vertical version used) or 30mm wide (if horizontal version is used).

The basewave must not be distorted. If unsure, compare the design to the example provided below.

D4_1.jpg
A4 document using vertical logo
D4_2.jpg
A4 document using horizontal logo
   

Colour

The basewave may appear in three colours: blue, black or reversed out of a solid colour.

If appearing in colour: the basewave must only be Blue PMS 653, the logo must appear in its specified colours and the font must be black. The background below the basewave must be white.

If appearing in mono (black and white): the mono version of the logo and basewave must be used. The background below the basewave must be white.

Reversed (white on a solid background): the basewave and logo may appear reversed out of a background colour. The logo and basewave design may only be reversed out of a solid colour, not an image.

D5_1.jpg
Example of mono A4 document. Logo, basewave and text all in black.
     

Do's

Below are some examples of best-practice use of the basewave device:
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Basewave with URL underneath
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Basewave with business unit and department name underneath
D6_3.jpg
With contact number/department name
D6_4.jpg
Basewave reversed out of a solid colour
D6_5.jpg
Basewave reversed out of a solid colour
D7_5.jpg
Basewave different colour other than Blue PMS 653
   

Don'ts

Below are examples of what not to do when presenting the basewave and logo.
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Department name under logo
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Basewave not reaching border
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Contact block including phone number on left pusing basewave too high
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Basewave distorted to be too thick