Creating a Corporate Identity Guideline and implementing it is a daunting task and a big process. Now what really is a corporate identity guideline? In general, borrowing from Wiki, a corporate identity amounts to:
a corporate title, logo (logotype and/or logogram), and supporting devices commonly assembled within a set of guidelines. These guidelines govern how the identity is applied and confirm approved colour palettes, typefaces, page layouts and other such methods of maintaining visual continuity and brand recognition across all physical manifestations of the brand.
Designing an Identity Guideline is how you put a face forward about your company and your brand. These guidelines set out the rules and provide the basic tools for producing standard material for your company.
Although designing is just part of the whole process, it will still take up vast amount of time and energy. In this regard, I have gathered some 56 kinds of Corporate Identity Guidelines from several big companies and organizations which you can use for reference or inspiration. The download link is below after the disclaimer part.
Here are a few thumb shots of some of them:
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Corporate ID Guideline Collection