Graphic patterns

We have created a suite of graphic patterns for use within divisional communications. These patterns are based on the expertise and craft that goes into Currency design and innovative Authentication solutions.
The fine detailed patterns add sophistication and depth to our visual identity. There are two patterns for Currency and three for Authentication materials. These patterns should not be used for any other purpose and should only be used by the specified division. All patterns will be provided as vector artwork and should not be edited or recreated.
To ensure the patterns have an elegant and consistent visual approach, we use individual transparency settings, as shown here, when placing each pattern artwork into design layouts.


Pattern 1 - Brand protection

Authentication brand protection pattern

100% opacity


Pattern 2 - Government revenue solutions

Authentication governenment revenue solutions pattern

50% opacity


Pattern 3 - ID Security solutions

Authentication ID security solutions

50% opacity



Pattern 1

Currency pattern 1

50% opacity


Pattern 2

Currency pattern 2

50% opacity


These images are  not suitable to use as artwork as they are low resolution, non-transparent rasters.. Appropriate artwork can be found in the Brand Resources SharePoint, or can be made available to external users on request

What not to do

In order for the patterns to reinforce a sense of expertise and sophistication throughout our division communications, they need to be applied consistently across all De La Rue communications. 

These examples show ways in which the patterns should not be used.

Pattern no-go #1

1. Do not change colour

Pattern no-go #2

2. Do not change line weight

Pattern no-go #3.1

3. Do not place on other colour backgrounds

Pattern no-go #4.1

4. Do not place on white background

Pattern no-go #3

5. Do not place over other gradients

Pattern no-go #4

6. Do not place over imagery

Pattern no-go #7

7. Do not place text directly over patterns

Pattern no-go #8

8. Do not stretch or distort