Using the YouTube logo Safe Space The YouTube Logo always needs safe space that is free of imagery and text surrounding it. Use half the Icon’s width to determine the minimum amount of safe space that should surround the Logo. If copy appears below the Logo, you should measure safe space from the bottom of the Logo to the x-height of the text. Minimum size The word “YouTube” should always be easy to read. So in digital content the Logo should never appear smaller than 24dp in height. The minimum size for applying the Logo in print is 0.125 in/3.1 mm in height. Minimum digital height: 24dp Minimum print height: 0.125in or 3.1mm What not to do with the Logo The YouTube Logo is a symbol people recognize, so it should never be altered. Here are a few examples of what not to do with the YouTube Logo. Don’t Change the spacing between the Icon or letter Use any colors other than red, almost black, or white Choose a different typeface for “YouTube” Add visual effects like a drop shadow Change or replace the word “YouTube” in any way Change the shape of the Logo Use the Logo in a phrase or sentence Using the logo on solid backgrounds These examples show the correct application of the YouTube Logo on different solid backgrounds. The almost black full-color Logo should be used on a background that’s lighter than 40% gray. The white full-color Logo should be used on a background that’s darker than 50% gray. Full-color Logo There are two versions of the full-color Logo, almost black and white – but the triangle in the Icon should always be white. Use the almost black full-color Logo on a light background. Use the white full-color Logo on a dark background. Monochrome Logo If a background color makes the full-color Logo hard to see, you should use a monochrome Logo instead. The almost black (#282828) monochrome Logo contains a white triangle in the Icon. It should be used on light multi-colored images. The white (#FFFFFF) monochrome Logo has a no-fill triangle. It should be used on dark multi-colored images.