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BBC Regions 1998/2008 mashup

Just for fun (March 2017)

MW
Mike W London London
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Shall I continue with this? It started life as a white/grey 2008 mock with the map for the English Regions, but then I got bored and decided to play around with it.

Also I'm having a right mare with the place names on the cats cradle, my 3D effect just isn't working - if anyone can impart some wisdom it'd be greatly appreciated!
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well, I mean this in the nicest possible way, but it kind of looks like a scab.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
It's not great. I'm guessing these are supposed to be reference to the 2000 titles. The regional titles were blue in colour and the regional outline was red and yellow. The beige and red does not work at all and trying to bring beige back in 2017 is not a great idea though I'm aware this is just for fun.

I never thought those titles were any good as it was hard to see what the 'blob' was supposed to resemble. Apart from the likes of the nations and possibly Spotlight where the outlines were instantly recognisable.
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
MW
Mike W London London
Well, I mean this in the nicest possible way, but it kind of looks like a scab.

That post alone tells me all I need to know... Idea abandoned!
MF
MatthewFirth Meridian (South) South Today
Oh come on man, it doesn't look crap.

Phil's being a bit too harsh on this. For me, I'm sure you can work on this.......
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Don't think I was being harsh, and I didn't say there was nothing to work on. It's just the colours really - the cream looks very dated.

Just a personal thing but I hate the clutter in the bottom left. It's accurate in terms of looking like what these shows do, but I feel like they're put there for the sake of it by people who don't understand what good design is. (That's not a reference to you, that's a reference to those who make these things for real!)
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Not wanting threadjack but that very much reminds me of the idea I had a while back...

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Edit: And an alternate version with your colours, I think the 99 style (national) colours could work.

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Last edited by Bail on 3 April 2017 7:26pm
MW
Mike W London London
Bail posted:
Not wanting threadjack but that very much reminds me of the idea I had a while back...

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Edit: And an alternate version with your colours, I think the 99 style (national) colours could work.

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I'm toying with an idea for UK Today on BBC One HD now - the English region maps are too non-descript for this kind of task, and your Nations mock there shows how well the national maps work in this style.
MF
MatthewFirth Meridian (South) South Today
Much better from Bail, it's the cream that didn't work Mike.
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Obviously not stealing Mikes mock but this as UK today would work, don't like my logo text though.. Happy to share source files if you wanted to play around.

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MW
Mike W London London
Bail posted:
Obviously not stealing Mikes mock but this as UK today would work, don't like my logo text though.. Happy to share source files if you wanted to play around.

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Bail, I would love to see the source file if you wouldn't mind!

At the moment I've moved away from map in isolation and I've introduced the BBC 'Global strands' orb/sphere idea in with it (it's hard to explain but it's basically two different ideas jammed together, with a less yucky beige colour!)
MD
mdtauk London London
Bail posted:
Not wanting threadjack but that very much reminds me of the idea I had a while back...

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Edit: And an alternate version with your colours, I think the 99 style (national) colours could work.

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Looking good Bail

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