Please attach your logo to an email and send to PBSLM.MC@pbs.orgYou can include an unlimited number of Brand, Contributor, Funder, and Producer logos.

Acceptable logo formats

All logos submitted to PBS must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • .PNG (Must be transparent)
  • Minimum size: 250 pixels wide
  • Should be at least 72 dpi
  • PBS will attempt to remove white space and will request a new logo if necessary  
  • .AI and .EPS files can be submitted to PBS if you are unable to provide .PNG files, however, these file types require reformatting by our design department and may take more time to process.

Color

  • Logos should be RGB (for web and mobile). CMYK (for print) files are accepted but we cannot guarantee that there will not be color shifts that sometimes occur when using the wrong color space for web.
  • All logos display in color.

More recommendations

  • We strongly recommend including at least one logo on each resource (typically the Contributor logo).
  • Submit a version of your logo that does not have additional small text. Taglines and other small text at the final display size will most likely be illegible and might create a cluttered appearance.
  • Submit the highest resolution files available to ensure that your logo is not blurry. We cannot guarantee that your logo will display properly if your files are too low in resolution.
  • Submit transparent logos, i.e., no white space inside or surrounding the logo image. 

Types of logos

Your PBS LearningMedia content can contain four different types of logos, all in color, as shown in the following table:

TypeDefinitionMinimum SizeRecommended Size
BrandA series or program.  Can link to related resources in the series. 250 pixels wideWe recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.
Contributor An individual or organization who contributes content to a resource. 250 pixels wide We recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.
FunderAnyone who contributes monetary funds to the content being presented. 250 pixels wide We recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.
Partner
250 pixels wideWe recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.
ProducerHandles logistics and operation of content creation. 250 pixels wide We recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.
Sponsor
250 pixels wideWe recommend that your logo adheres to at least the minimum requirements and retains a rectangular shape. Logo should not be square.

Where logos appear

The following table includes examples that display the logos in the CMS editor and how they display in your resources and collections on www.pbslearningmedia.org.   

Type of pageWhere it appearsExample
Single resource
  • Brand logo appears in the lower right side, beneath the poster image.
  • Contributor, Producer, and Funder logos appear near the bottom of the page.


This graphic illustrates where back-end elements appear on the front-end. Both the back-end and front-end are featured in the graphic.


Collection
  • Brand logo should be represented in the banner at top of page. The banner is added in the Collection Graphics section of the Collection page.

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  • Funder logos appear along the left side of the page and at the bottom of the page.
  • Contributor and Producer logos appear at the bottom of the page.
  • The logo seen in search results is added in the Featured Image area of the Collection Graphics section on the Collection page.

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This graphic illustrates where back-end elements appear on the front-end. Both the back-end and front-end are featured in the graphic.

Search results
  • If the Display Name is filled out in your Brand entity, it will appear in search results.

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  • Contributor, Funder, and Producer logos do not appear in search results.