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BBC Television Rebrand Project 2013/2014

(November 2013)

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DT
DTV
Jon posted:
Before going into all the stuff like safe areas. Can I ask if you can imagine your stuff in it's current form being used on screen?

I can after it's been improved but this is just the concept so far.

Beautiful.

Thank you Very Happy


I can tell you one of the concepts this mocker is missing - sarcasm.
AG
AxG
Quit, while you still can, especially if you think this would be good on-screen.
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JO
Jonny
The banner headers you've used to divide your mock up are quite nice.

I'd be happy if you'd just posted them.
VM
VMPhil

Wow, I didn't know fonts could be all-knowing, let alone sentient.
DO
dosxuk
That internet motto, don't feed the troll , appears to be appropriate right around now.
bilky asko, Mike W and Cavan gave kudos
TO
TODAY
(IDENTS WILL COME SOON)


Is that a promise or a threat?

Seriously though, please step back and just imagine this actually on screen. I understand you say this is only a concept at the moment but you really need to develop a mock further before posting it on here in future.
EY
the eye
I like them
MW
Mike W
I do too - these show the very peak of our design form here in the UK. Have you contacted Lambie-Nairn's HR department yet?

human.resources-london@lambie-nairn.co.uk
DT
DTV
I mean Paint, is there a worse piece of graphic software. Even Powerpoint is better. Take this I did about a year ago.
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BA
bilky asko
DTV posted:
I mean Paint, is there a worse piece of graphic software. Even Powerpoint is better. Take this I did about a year ago.
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If you read the software section again, it says Paint.NET.


This mock is not indicative of what can be done in Paint.NET.
CA
Cavan
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
DB
dbl
Cavan posted:
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

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