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The Ohio Museums Association
is a nonprofit that supports over
1,200 museums, cultural and
historical sites across the state.
This includes everything from zoos,
arboretums and planetariums.
The Ohio Museums Association
visual identity speaks to the
organization’s passion for Ohio
museums. Infused with a love
for Ohio and what makes it stand
out, the branding showcases OMA’s
diversity. It creates excitement while
inspiring customers and employees.
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About the Mark
The final visual mark is made of two elements: a Greek column and the
flag of Ohio. The column, signifying a common structural element of
museums, blends into the outer stripe of the Ohio flag. As the only
swallow-tailed state flag, its form is highly recognizable as a
representation of Ohio.
First, iconic, indexical, and symbolic sketches were
made. The sketches were combine and iterated
on in order to find a combination that would serve
as the visual mark.
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The typeface used is Forma DJR Deck. Available
through Adobe Fonts, Forma DJR Deck is a sans serif
that provides contrast to the visual mark and highlights
its organic forms.
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Other museum visual marks demonstrate a sense of sophistication and
often pull from the elegance of typographic forms. The organic nature of
OMA’s visual mark makes it stand out from its competition. This approach
speaks true to the OMA brand which values friendliness and fun.
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The developed icon system represents the different kinds of
organizations the Ohio Museums Association supports. The symbols
for Arboretum and Music reflect items that are unique to Ohio; the
flowers are modeled after carnations, the state flower, and the electric
guitar speaks to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Welcome to Ohio’s
The Ohio Museums Association is the leading advocate
for connecting and empowering Ohio museums and
About the Ohio Museum’s Association
Founded in 1976 by members of Ohio’s museum community, the
Ohio Museums Association is committed to serving our state’s
dedicated museum professionals and institutions through career
resources, professional development opportunities, networking
events, advocacy on a state and national level.
Who We Serve
OMA works with a variety of museums, museum professionals and
providers of museum services to strengthen the state’s museum, foster
excellence in the field and support the museum community.
The Ohio Museums Association offers membership in four
different categories to tailor your membership experience to best
meet your needs.
Learn more here
Ohio Museums Association
800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
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Visit us at ohiomuseums.org to learn more.
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The Ohio State University