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IYR Logo Info

The striking logo of the International Year of Rice was created by graphic designer Gerald Maxwell, of FAO's Information Division. Its undulating lines suggest the continuity of life and nature. The main visual elements - a bowl into which the rice plant gives its bounty -- symbolize the interconnectedness of humanity and agriculture. The deep blue background stands for fresh water - crucial resource for the successful cultivation of rice and other foods.

The IYR logos cannot be used without the permission of the IYR Coordination Unit at FAO.

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IYR logos are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portugese and Spanish. Please click on .eps (for a compressed (zipped) .eps) or .gif to download logo in language desired.

Specifications for reproduction:

Blue: Pantone 286 U; CMYK equivalent: 100% Cyan, 70% Magenta
Green: Pantone 368 U; CMYK equivalent: 60% Cyan, 100% Yellow
Black: Pantone Black 6 U; 100% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 100% Yellow, 100% Black

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