Images and logos
The images of the city are free to use in online and print publications about Espoo. The images of Mayor Jukka Mäkelä are intended for the use of the media. The name of the photographer and the source (the City of Espoo) must be mentioned.
The visual look of Espoo is based on the city’s emblem and coat of arms. They can be used in online and print publications about Espoo. When you use the emblem or coat of arms, you must follow the City of Espoo’s graphic guidelines on the use of logos and emblems.
The Espoo emblem signals that Espoo is an innovative city, a good place to live in and good for entrepreneurship. Espoo’s colour scheme symbolises security, humanity, creativity, technology and the sea. The two-colour version of the emblem is primarily used. The version with Finnish text 'Espoo' is used in international communication. Otherwise use the version with Finnish-Swedish text.
Espoo's coat of arms
The coat of arms of the City of Espoo was designed by the artist Kaj Kajander and confirmed by the Ministry of the Interior on 10 November 1955. The official description of the coat of arms: in a blue field, a horseshoe and above it a crown, both in gold. The colours of the coat of arms are blue, white, black and gold. The shade of blue is PMS 285 (C91, M43). The gold can be replaced with yellow, PMS 123 (M30, Y94).
The coat of arms is intended as a symbol of official City activities and the organisation of elected bodies and for distinguished representational usage. The coat of arms is used in the meeting documents of elected bodies, documents of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Advisory Board and flags and banners, for example. The coat of arms may also be used in school leaving certificates and in signs of city buildings that are intended for long-term use. Any use of the coat of arms must be arranged with the communications department of the Corporate Group Administration.
You can download images and other files from the Espoo media bank. If you cannot find the file you need or if you are not sure what type of emblem you need, please contact the communications unit.