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We Have a New NIDCD Logo!

June 7, 2010

new NIDCD logo

About the designer and the logo

Salvador Bru is the artist who, in collaboration with NIDCD's Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison, designed the new logo. Mr. Bru is an independent artist with 20 years of history working with NIH. His designs and illustrations have won numerous professional awards--from the Society of Illustrators and the Art Directors Club in New York, Communication Art, and American Illustrator, Print magazine, and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators. Mr. Bru was born in Valencia, Spain, and was educated at the San Carlos School of Arts in Valencia. After working in the advertising and publishing fields and teaching in Barcelona, he came to the United States on a Ford Foundation grant to do work at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. He remained in the United States, working in graphic arts and forming his own business, which serves clients across the Nation and in the Washington area.

In announcing the new logo at NIDCD's May Council meeting, director James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., noted, "We are particularly pleased that this logo gives a sense of both microcosm and macrocosm of communication and has a visual dynamism that gives a sense of movement and progress, as well as reflecting all of our areas of science."

Use of the NIDCD logo

The logo may be used in conjunction with NIDCD-supported events. It may not be used to imply any endorsement of products or activities. If you have any questions about its use, contact the Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison at 301-496-7243 or

It has been designed to be usable in both print and electronic formats and will work in a variety of sizes. It works in positive (color on white or black) and in reverse printing applications.

We ask that either the acronym (NIDCD), which has also been carefully designed to work with the symbol, or the full name of the Institute (The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders), also designed to work with the symbol, always accompany the symbol.


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July 11, 2016