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Schibsted's visual design

Guidelines and assets to build our brand

Our design

Our design is based on our over all strategy and identity, Schibsted’s Future State. It portraits our personality as a pioneer and has its fundaments in our history and in the Nordic aesthetics. Everyone communicating as Schibsted or creating products or services with Schibsted as a sender shall follow the guidelines below. On this page you also find links to all our brand assets. There is a more complete design system for Schibsted designers in Figma. External users who need access see contact below.

Nathalie Kåvin Head of Global Brand globalbrand@schibsted.com
Andreas Lewandowski Art Director globalbrandi@schibsted.com
Ann Axelsson Senior Project Manager Strategic Communication globalbrand@schibsted.com
Øysten Helle Husby Head of UX, User Foundations oystein.husby@schibsted.com

Quick guide to six important rules

These rules are the most important to get right. Read more about each below.

Our logotype is black

The main colour of our logotype is black. If the background is dark it can also be displayed in white. No other colours are allowed.

We are blue

our main colour is blue. We have a range of blues in our main palette, the blue 90 and 60 are the ones we should use the most.

A unique font

Schibsted Grotesk is a font created especially for us. It should be used on all platforms and products where it's possible.

Text in black or dark blue

We use black or blue 100 for text - whether it's body text or headlines. On dark backgrounds we also use white. Our red is only used as a contrast to highlight separate words or items.

Remember to use photos

We have a great set of illustrations – their purpose is to lighten up our impression. But if you can, use photos as your first option. It will convey a more authentic feeling.

Who we are and how we speak

If you are communicating on behalf of Schibsted you should also dive into our strategy and identity platform Schibsted's Future State and our content style guide.

Logotype and symbol

Our logotype is based on a friendly and geometric sans-serif font. It has slightly rounded corners to achieve a warm and humanistic tonality. The pattern integrated within the first letter S symbolises the unifying force of Schibsted, that brings brands and people together. The capital S in our logotype is also our symbol. The symbol should mainly be used in situations when the Schibsted context is already clear.

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Schibsted Grotesk – a unique typeface

Schibsted Grotesk is a typephase created for Schibsted. It’s an extensive typographic system covering over 220 languages through 496 glyphs and twelve styles. Taking visual cues from our history of printed media as well as our pioneering digital nature, Schibsted Grotesk was designed to become an active tool that empowers brand ambassadors and inspire internal and external audiences.

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Colours

Schibsted's colour palette comprises a wide colour kit that covers multiple needs for communication and broad technical needs. There is a main palette for most common needs, a tonal palette of blues and greys and a set of semantic colours. Schibsted’s main colour is blue, we also have a red to serve as a warm contrast.

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Gradients

An important part of our graphic toolkit is the gradient kit. These gradients brings spatiality to layouts and can be used as backgrounds and vivid animations. Conceptually, it alludes to cloud computing and futurity and are inspired by the pattern in the S in our logotype.

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The Schibsted pattern

The shapes in the capital S in the Schibsted logo – the unifying force – have also got a life of their own. In the Schibsted pattern the pillars in that force is combined in a flow to create a pattern that becomes a subtle symbol of our brand. The Schibsted pattern is at is best when animated on screens, but can also be used as still patterns in printed products or in office spaces.

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Radius anad shapes

Inspired by the dot and pill shapes found in the S in the Schibsted logotype, we tuned up the presence of rounded corners in objects and surfaces in our visual language. There are radius principle and six shapes at play in our system.logo

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Descriptors, logo combinations and family endorser

The logotype is often combined with descriptors, like names of divisions or departments within Schibsted. We have some rules on how we set these up and how we present the Schibsted logo together with family brands' logotypes.

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Avatars

Avatars can be used as app icons and senders. They cover three use cases in small, medium and large sizes.

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Grid

Whenever starting a project, consider working with a flexible grid that performs well across different digital devices.

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Buttons, input and labels

Buttons are the bread and butter of your interactions. The basic button kit will give you a kick-start for multiple tap sizes, states and different use cases.

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Motions

Built around the concept of unifying forces, Schibsted uses rotation as a key distinctive element in its motion visual language. Learn more about the ideas to keep in mind to approach motion in the new Schibsted system.

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Templates

We have several useful templates that everyone communicating the Schibsted brand should use, like presentation templates, templates for social media, descriptors and mail signature.

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Brand images

The Schibsted brand images is a selection of pictures taken to present Schibsted people, offices and users. There are also some photos illustrating specific themes like tech and Nordic environments. These photos are only to be used in Schibsted contexts.

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Icons

In Schibsted we use the Google material icons. There is a wide selection to chose between.

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Schibsted brand illustrations

In Schibsted we have our own specific illustrations. There is a wide selection to chose from, in different sizes. Remember that these illustrations are complements - always consider if you can use a real image, they represent a more authentic expression.

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Schibsted boilerplate

Use our boilerplate when you want to give a general information about Schibsted – for instance in a press release. There's a long and a short version in English, Norwegian and Swedish. You can also adapt them for financial contexts.

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Schibsted brand films

More than 30 employees and entrepreneurs from all over the Schibsted family of digital brands were given a camera to document their lives. The result is three brand films showing the Schibsted spirit and people

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