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BBC One retro idents

Old idents, current logo. Better than what they just introduced? (January 2017)

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JAS84
I see that the initial reaction to BBC One's new look was all negative. And someone even vandalised Wikipedia saying that the balloons were coming back. What if they did? And what if they used other retro idents, like BBC Two does, rebadged with the current wordmark?
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Mirror globe. I deleted the bottom strap from the 1969 ident, and recoloured it from blue to red. They could also use white on red.
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COW. Could probably be recoloured to red, but doing so the way I did the mirror globe would've also recoloured the gold parts.
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And a balloon ident.

Happy new year!
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Justin
The logo is far too big for a starter. The COW and the earlier globes are nice to look at but they're woefully out of date at this point, even compared to BBC2. If they wanted I'm sure both could be done in CGI, but the original footage of the balloon would probably be hideous upscaled to HD (still better than what they just introduced). Would still love to see a globe ident, something like this
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JAS84
The logo is far too big for a starter. The COW and the earlier globes are nice to look at but they're woefully out of date at this point, even compared to BBC2. If they wanted I'm sure both could be done in CGI, but the original footage of the balloon would probably be hideous upscaled to HD (still better than what they just introduced). Would still love to see a globe ident, something like this
Too big? It's been that big before. 70s Futura and the COW had equally tall lettering. I also thought that smaller text would leave too much blank space.
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Do you prefer this?

A CG, widescreen version of the mirror globe already exists - they used it to introduce Life on Mars.
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Brekkie
Frankly just the logo on a plain red background would be better than what they've introduced.
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channelsurfer
I was wondering how long it would be until a mock like this popped up.

Go back and spend some more time on this because right now this looks like a five minute job..you'd be surprised what a bit more time can do for the quality of a mock
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orange
Seems quite rushed, spend more time on it because right now it seems like something you've quickly churned out due to the circumstances.
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MatthewFirth
The first one you should focus on. The other two are waste of time.
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Rolling News
All 3 are outstanding compared to the real things which have just been introduced.

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