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"Stylised" kanji

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Hi guys,

I have been wondering recently, what is the name for this style of kanji as on the Kyodai logo?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Kyoto_University_seal.png
I would give more examples but I don't know what to google for.

I feel like this is a bit of an embarrassing question since I've been learning Japanese so long, but what's it called and are there consistent rules for the way the kanji are stylised? I'm pretty useless at reading these and I'd like to get better.

Sorry if this has been discussed before here, but again I'm not sure what to search for.
 
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