Emblem of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
In the emblem of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the traditional lion figure is set against the background of an image of the globe, which refers to the ministry's field of operations.
The yellow colour is the same as the colour of the historically valuable buildings of the ministry's premises, designed by C.L. Engel, in Katajanokka (Merikasarmi) and on Ritarikatu, the latter being the site where the ministry was founded in 1918. The globe and the yellow band form an entity, which illustrates stability and reliability, and the whole conveys a message of the ministry as a reliable partner for Finnish citizens abroad.
The Ministry's website address, formin.finland,fi, circles the globe and highlights the ministry's role as a service provider and its direct interaction with citizens and stakeholders. The website has been designed to provide an introduction to the entire field of operations of the Foreign Service.
The incorporation of the website address in the emblem also communicates that the ministry wants to be, and is, willing to be easily accessible.
Emblems for use by partners
The Emblem Bank of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has changed into a Media Bank. Using the Media Bank requires registration and application for a user name from mediabank.finland.fi. The Media Bank becomes available as soon as the registration has been approved and the user has received the password. User names are granted to users outside the Foreign Ministry case by case. The reasons for becoming entitled to the user name and further enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original copies of the emblem produced in accordance with both the CMKY colour system and in black-and-white are available for copying and printing. EPS format files can be opened using, for example, FreeHand, Adobe Illustrator of CorelDraw. Since EPS files have originally been made by using FreeHand, the use of the FreeHand programme is recommended.
Graphic guidelines (PDF 3,74 MB)
Logos without a yellow band
- EPS format black-and-white (551 kB)
- EPS format CMYK mix (559 kB)
- EPS format PMS colours (559 kB)
- PDF format CMYK mix (239 kB)
Logos with a yellow band
- EPS format black-and-white with band (828 kB)
EPS format CMYK mix with band (829 kB)
- EPS format PMS colours with band (827 kB)