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We use specific design elements — the diagonal line, Flying WV backgrounds and icons — to visually reinforce our identity and provide flexibility for designers.


The slash is a nod to our flying WV logo, and emphasizes our constant pursuit of progress. It can be applied in multiple ways depending on audience, message and compositional needs.

Diagonal line 33.75 degrees

The slash should only appear at a 33.75 degree angle to the right.

Diagonal line in gold, white, and blue

The slash should only appear in gold, white, and blue.

Diagonal line with text

Can act as a container for text in layout or behind certain larger headlines.

Diagonal line stretched

Do not alter the angle or reverse the direction of the slash.

Diagonal line in different color

Do not use colors other than gold, white and blue for the slash.

Diagonal line overlapped with text

Do not overlap the solid slash with text.

In state cover


Use the solid slash sparingly in communications directed at perspective and current students.



For a broader audience, the slash should appear at a lower opacity.

It can also be extended to bleed off the page when containing larger amounts of text.

Magazine spread


Can be interpreted as line work for more formal or subtle uses.

Flying WV Backgrounds

The Flying WV backgrounds create compelling, yet reserved visual patterns perfect for combining with type and graphics. They indirectly reinforce our university logo and provide flexibility for designers—helping our visual language to remain cohesive and fresh. 

The line-only version of the Flying WV Backgrounds can create a container or grid system for content. This version can be cropped more closely, and altered to fit specific compositional needs. 

Patterns should not deviate from the ones pictured here, and should be comprised of monochromatic color schemes or line graphics only. 

Photography should not be placed inside of shapes created by the Flying WV Backgrounds. 

Magazine spread

Example in use


Icons can visually communicate broad concepts within a minimal amount of space. They act as visual accents — drawing attention to important messages and call-outs without dominating the design. 

Icons should represent overarching topics, such as energy or health, allowing them to be easily recognizable and reusable. 

Icons are always one color, and should be illustrated using lines only. Icons should not be filled using solid shapes of white or color. 

Combine icons with factoids, headers or similar types of content. Do not use icons as a central or large graphical element. 

Icon examples

Map of WV showing Morgantown, Keyser, and Beckley locations

Our Locations