Let’s say, hypothetically, that you are a designer, and are working on a design comp for a Christian Science church or reading room, and you wanted a high resolution vector version of the logo to use in your mock-up so you didn’t have to chop out background garbage out of some low-resolution version of the logo you found on the web somewhere. What should you do?
In the Cross and Crown trademark licensing documentation, you will find the following instructions:
Two approvals are necessary:
(1) for your type of use (sign, etc.) and
(2) for the actual form of your use (how the sign appears).
Therefore, if you already have a sample or mock-up of the proposed use, please send it by e-mail or regular mail along with the Request Form, so both approvals can be done simultaneously. It will save you time later.
Unfortunately, they do not currently provide any links to a high-resolution version of their logo for purposes of laying out a design, which would be very helpful to all the designers out there trying to help their clients prepare a mock-up of the proposed usage.
Update: I’ve removed the instructions for how to extract a vector version of the logo out of a PDF since they’ve changed the PDF available on their site to only include a raster version now, and it would probably be more helpful to more people in the long run if they hear the need for a vector version for placement in design comps from a number of people rather than trying to work-around the system they’re offering.
My suggestion is you contact the trademark administrator directly and request a vector version of the logo if the high-resolution JPG version of the logo isn’t sufficient for your usage. Their email address is email@example.com.
2 responses to “Christian Science Cross and Crown logo – How to get a high-quality vector EPS or PDF version for use in your design comps”
Looks like TMC just swapped out the original announcement PDF for a new one that has a very poor jpeg image in it. Another place to look for Cross & Crown vector art is myopendoors.com for advertising materials.
I’ve updated the post to reflect the unavailability of the workaround I suggested. I think it probably is most productive if they hear requests from multiple people for the high-resolution vector version of the logo for placement purposes rather than have people try to get around their requested process (cumbersome though it may be.)