DESIGN

Design Mission:

Anything worth doing, is worth doing with love and excellence. And this is evident in every facet of  the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. From the architecture of our church, to the masonry of Fellowship Hall, and everything else we create, God’s inspiration guides every effort. Music, liturgy, photography, painting, writing, botany, fabric arts, and more are explored here at PCBV.

With this page, we will discus some of our design efforts and provide standards and assets; to present the identity for the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista with elegance.

PCUSA Seal

The seal of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a registered trademark, registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the principal register. In addition, the seal is registered with the United States Copyright Office. The seal is comprised of the symbol, the basic components of which are the cross, Scripture, a descending dove at the upper part of the cross and flames on either side of the lower part of the cross, and the name of the denomination, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), encircles the symbol.

The seal was approved by the 197th General Assembly (1985). Each congregation and governing body may use the seal without receiving prior permission. Congregations and governing bodies may not, however, license use of the seal to any one else. All other organizations, groups and members must receive prior written permission to use the seal.

The design and proportions of the symbol must not be altered in any way, except the size may be changed for use on stationery, signs, banners and so forth.

 

Design

PCBV Seal

The seal of the Presbyterian Church Of Bella Vista is a creative endeavor inspired by Rev. Dr. Judi McMillan. Many congregations use the PCUSA seal but some opt to create their own. In order for PCBV to establish their own identity, these seals were created.

Usage of the various seals may vary depending on context. We present at this time, four seals that may be used for various PCBV projects. New variations will be added soon,

 

Design

Typography

Cardo

When redesigning the PCBV identity, Cardo was the typeface of choice for our logo. Cardo should always be used at the header level on the web.

More about Cardo:

Cardo is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists. It also works well for general typesetting in situations where a high-quality Old Style font is appropriate. Its large character set supports many modern languages as well as those needed by scholars. Cardo also contains features that are required for high-quality typography such as ligatures, text figures (also known as old style numerals), true small capitals and a variety of punctuation and space characters.

David Perry is the principal designer of Cardo.

License

This font is licensed under the Open Font License and is available for download at google fonts.

You can use them in your products & projects – print or digital, commercial or otherwise..

Cardo Sample

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Sample Glyphs from Cardo.

Design

Raleway

Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family. Initially designed by Matt McInerney as a single thin weight, it was expanded into a 9 weight family by Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida in 2012 and iKerned by Igino Marini. A thorough review and italic was added in 2016.

It is a display face and the download features both old style and lining numerals, standard and discretionary ligatures, a pretty complete set of diacritics, as well as a stylistic alternate inspired by more geometric sans-serif typefaces than its neo-grotesque inspired default character set.

We’re experimenting with Raleway, as seen on this page and will soon introduce the character set in other areas of presentation.

License

This font is licensed under the Open Font License and is available for download at google fonts.

You can use them in your products & projects – print or digital, commercial or otherwise

Raleway Sample

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Sample Glyphs from Cardo.

Design

Upcoming

Style definitions for:

  • Stationary, Business Cards, etc.
  • Website
  • Sunday Bulletins
  • Powerpoint Slides for Service
  • PCBV-Oriented Video