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To complement the new American College of Surgeons website, the ACS has introduced a modernized visual identity system for our brand that reflects the college’s heritage, mission and values ​​in a contemporary, clean style. The new design creates an instantly recognizable and distinctive look and feel for the college while establishing a consistent design style and process for all ACS programs.

The logo

The ACS logo is based on three main elements:

  • The initials reflecting the traditional Roman capitals used in the 1915 ACS seal
  • The Slash Mark that organizes the design and represents the surgeon’s precision
  • The full name rendered in modern but timeless sans serif capital letters

brand colors

The new ACS brand colors – a primary palette of deep blue, vibrant red and cooler grey-blue – were chosen to showcase a classic, contemporary palette that reflects the college’s motto: Heal all with skill and confidence.

Authorized Use

ACS logos, marks, and colors may only be used by authorized employees and vendors with approval from the ACS Integrated Communications Department.

Assets and style guides are available on the ACS intranet for authorized employees and vendors.

If you have questions about correct usage, permissions, or design issues, please contact the Integrated Communications Creative Group.


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