HUD made me MAD today

Warning: Design geek rant ahead.

So I have to put an Equal Housing Opportunity logo on a client project. While Googling for the artwork at a print resolution, I found HUD’s page. “I’m in luck” I thought, “and they even have EPS files!” EPS files (in the case of logos) are normally vector (resolution independent) files, but HUD somehow didn’t get that memo. Sure EPS files can contain graphics, but why offer an EPS version when the TIFF is right there? There’s little difference.

So instead of offering 9 different EPS files at different sizes, they could have offered 1 vector EPS and been done with it (and made my day in the process).

Too bad.

Instead I had to open up the big TIFF, manually delete the white area (I need it transparent) and drop it into my document. Urgh.

The crap for crap HUD versions:
Equal Housing Opportunity Graphics for Printing – HUD

My hand traced full blown vector version (.eps):
Vector Equal Housing Opportunity Logo

7 Responses to “HUD made me MAD today”

  • Jen Says:

    english please?

  • Dean Says:

    I am having the same problem. It seems that nobody knows what I am asking. By chance can I get the Vector from you. I would greatly appreciate it.



  • Charles Segal Says:

    I also require a translucent equal housing logo.
    Could someone email me a file?
    Charles Segal

  • dave Says:

    i am looking for the realtor logo in eps format. i have downloaded an eps file from but it comes out solid black. any ideas regarding this or where i might find the log as i need it. i am opperating on a MAC G5 and using sdobe creative suite. thanks for your direction.

  • Daniel Says:

    ! Thats funny! I just did a search for Equal Housing Opportunity Logo in google. I found the same thing you did. I remember asking myself: “Why are these people so stupid?”.

    So, I added the word “vector” to the search terms, and you’ll never guess what I found…! Your site.

    Thanks a million for sharing what you made. It saved me some time, and I appreciate that.

    Also, um I noticed that people are requesting the very file you have linked? Um, am I missing something? Don’t people read before they ask?

  • Ray Molina Says:

    Yes, I thank you as well. I followed exactly the same path as ^^Daniel to get here. I guess a shot in the dark isn’t always unrewarding. You have done a great service for the rest of us. It’s been two years since you did this and they still have not updated….disgusting.

  • mike greenler Says:

    thanks for the vector logo!

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