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Cavan654 posts since 21 Oct 2012
Meridian (South) Points West
Very long post ahead!

Here is my review. This mock is bad. Really bad.

Your overview:
So the BBC UK Channels has been using the same logos for a few years now and I thought it was time for a change.

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Yep, they're the same alright! Very Happy
So I decided to go back to logo basics with the BBC logos but use different fonts for each channel

Go back? I think the proper word is "stay". And also, each BBC logo has a different font. BBC One has its own font, BBC Two has Avenir, BBC Three has its own font and BBC Four has Gill Sans.
but this is not going to be a repeat of the 90's BBC logo disaster.

I'm sorry, have I missed something? If I recall correctly there wasn't a "90's BBC logo disaster". And if there was, what on Earth was it?
Here are the explanations of the new BBC TV logos:
BBC One:
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Well your design for the BBC One logo isn't exactly new as it was used from 1997 to 2002 (and 2002 to 2006 except inside a red box). Also, your explanation of why you chose that font is far from convincing. It's the equivalent of saying "I chose gill sans because i want to".
So creating a menu requires (well for me anyway) taking a visit to the BBC website for guides.

Judging by your mocks, the BBC website must do some very bad guides!
This project is not finished but I wanted to see how I was doing.

So far, you are doing very bad!


Now, the mock!

My first of many criticisms is that the logos of the channels (particularly the BBC squares) are squished. Each block is normally approximately 4:3 in size. Yours is 1:1 in size. Some of the channel logos when white have black edges. Also, in the promo end boards the image showcasing the programme is also stretched. Bare in mind that recently the BBC has recently changed their ECP to combat the stretching issue. Hmm... Also in the end boards (except for BBC Two's) there is a box surrounding the logo. Surely it would be better for there not to be a box.

However, the biggest issue with your mock is the menus. You have ignored the concept of safe areas. Many people still use 4:3 televisions and all they will see is this:
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What time is the programme on? Which day is this? What channel am I on? No one will know...
The text on the BBC Four one is practically the same colour as the background. When I look at the screen from an angle, I cannot see the text!
Fake junction and idents will come soon!

Don't even bother! Even if you do do it, chances are that it turn out terrible! Our eyes are already burning, we don't want you to rub salt into the wound.

This mock gets 0/5! Like dbl said, can you imagine this on TV?
Last edited by Cavan on 10 November 2013 8:26pm
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dbl8,045 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
Very long post ahead!

However, the biggest issue with your mock is the menus. You have ignored the concept of safe areas. Many people still use 4:3 televisions and all they will see is this:
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4:3 is dead, hence why a lot of channels have their presentation/DOGs to 16:9 safe including the BBC. Wink