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J. Lyric

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Someone should have told you that the forum won't hold anything back - they'll tell it like it is. Very Happy
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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

I've recently done an audit of the current Sky typeface range, and it's honestly baffling how little they have / how all over the place it is.

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As you can see in the "Text" area, they don't have all that much - simply Light to Bold, and just one italic.

So I thought to myself - "Why not have the lads do a new revision of everything?"

A new version of the Sky typeface, with more weights - Medium Italics, Bold Italics, that kind of thing - a display font maybe.

I see it as adding more pieces to the pie - resulting in a more "complete" Sky typeface.

A proper "condensed" weight would work too, in my opinion - one that actually looks like the Sky font, and doesn't look like a modified Trade Gothic.

I don't mean to diss Newlyn in any way, shape, or form - he's the creator of the entire Sky typeface range currently - logo, too - but rather, a suggestion that something be done about this whole thing.

I don't think it makes sense.

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A Collection of Ideas

Greetings, forum people.


This is my first gallery post, and while it's not a proper "mock", per say - as you've probably read the title, it's a neat little compilation of ideas and experiments I've done with British TV.


Most of these are probably larceny, anyways. Very Happy

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Firstly, the Beeb section.


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This little gem takes after a similar concept a friend of mine did.


Consisting of simply the BBC letters in Reith, but with a tri-colored triple "square-dot" in the bowl of the C, harking to the colors of the 1988 logo.


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CBBC and CBeebies have been left alone, apart from adding the "new" Beeb logo underneath CBeebies.

It also includes an idea for renaming iPlayer - "BBC Play".


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This takes a less radical approach, and it can be best described as a combination of the original "Gill Sans" rebrand in 1997 - as that was the main idea here, and the previous images.

"BBC Play" makes an appearance as well...


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Now comes a real hum-dinger that I'm probably going to get strangled for Very Happy

[the image was grabbed off of my twitter, so apologies for lack of transparency and quality]


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It was supposed to be inspired by that of franceā€¢tv's look - but then it went somewhere else.


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Here's a couple of endboard designs.


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The idea being if BBC Three returned as a linear channel.... and if that happened, it probably wouldn't look like these, that's for sure.


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More twitter images, yippee...


This one was made a while back, actually.


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This was actually an interesting experiment - and while it's most likely that the Beeb wouldn't do this - like, at all - it was still interesting to take on.


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Advisory - most of my ideas consist of American TV - so there might not be much here. Just a heads up.


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We now move into the Sky section.


To kick it off - something simple, yet curious.


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What if Sky Movies kept their name and lived on to adopt the recent channel logo style?


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Aligning Pick and Challenge a bit more on the Sky side.


I realize this was done before by other mockers, but I wanted to give my own take on it.


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This one was merely done for fun - Imagine their older defunct channels, but with more recent looks.


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And now, an exercise in unity.


[apologies for low quality, varying image sizes and "black block" logo grabs in advance]


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The idea was, as you can see, to unify the entirety of Sky's brands using the channel logo system.


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There's a story behind this one - I was looking through Google Images, one in particular cropped the Sky logo as seen here, and I thought - "Hey... Maybe that could be a thing."

And thus, the idea was made.


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Utilizing the more recent "Headline" cut of the Sky typeface...


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This is the end of the Gallery post.


The whole initiative behind this was that I just wanted to show off a bunch of my ideas, and see what the people thought of them.


If the idea of a Gallery post showing off ideas and not a proper mock is frowned upon, just say so.


I hope you enjoyed.