WMU News

Centennial logo available as computer wallpaper

Sept. 9, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's centennial logo, a variation on the University seal, is now available as "computer wallpaper," the background image on a computer monitor.

The logo is available at WMU's Computer Wallpaper Web site in three color combinations. All three versions--gray with gray emboss, gray with gold emboss and gold with gold emboss--will display well on monitors set to "millions of colors" and properly adjusted for color, brightness and contrast. On older computer monitors and on those set to display "thousands of colors" or "256 colors," the gray-on-gray version will probably be the most attractive.

The Centennial logo, unveiled in August, was designed Neil Simon, a WMU alumnus and graphic artist in the Office of University Relations. The logo incorporates the University seal and a curved line representing Prospect Hill, the site of the original campus.

A total of 26 images are available at the wallpaper Web site <www.wmich.edu/wmu/wallpaper>, as well as instructions for downloading images for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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