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Gallery request - minimalist news graphics

A challenge for the designers out there (May 2020)

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JO
johnnyboy Founding member
Hi all,

I can't design to save my life but one thing I have noticed about news channels in recent years is their apparent desire to take up as much screen real estate as possible with captions.

I wish they wouldn't. The white areas of space at the bottom of both BBC News and Sky are a particular hate of mine. And the way the graphics take the width of the screen on BBC News despite the fact they are still using the safe areas.

I was wondering if some of you talented folk could turn your attention to coming up with mocks for the major news channels (extant or not) where graphics were used as sparingly as possible.

Looking forward to any challenge takers (if there are any!)
VA
valley
The white areas of space at the bottom of both BBC News and Sky are a particular hate of mine.


Sorry, slightly off-topic... The white spaces at the bottom are for the safe area. What would you have instead?
AN
all new Phil
The white areas of space at the bottom of both BBC News and Sky are a particular hate of mine.


Sorry, slightly off-topic... The white spaces at the bottom are for the safe area. What would you have instead?

Nothing?
JO
johnnyboy Founding member
The white areas of space at the bottom of both BBC News and Sky are a particular hate of mine.


Sorry, slightly off-topic... The white spaces at the bottom are for the safe area. What would you have instead?

Nothing?


What this gentleman said.
CN
ClarkNarvas
Don't mind the low-quality Huw image

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JO
johnnyboy Founding member
Don't mind the low-quality Huw image

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Well, ClarkNarvas, it's a start and I appreciate the effort.

I think the Channel 4 use of screen space on its news program was quite minimalist and I would be interested to see how that could be translated over to a 24hr service which also ran with that minimalism.
CN
ClarkNarvas
Don't mind the low-quality Huw image

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Well, ClarkNarvas, it's a start and I appreciate the effort.

I think the Channel 4 use of screen space on its news program was quite minimalist and I would be interested to see how that could be translated over to a 24hr service which also ran with that minimalism.

So basically no tickers? because there aren't really much other than the name tags
JO
johnnyboy Founding member

So basically no tickers? because there aren't really much other than the name tags


I see why you might say that - I should have been more succinct in retrospect.

If that could be used as the "inspiration" for a package, I'd love to see it. It's classy, clean, and mininalist, in my eyes.
TV
TVViewer256
Here's an idea of some minimalistic Sky News graphics, inspired by the former ones on TG24. Very rough, but an idea...
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JO
johnnyboy Founding member
Here's an idea of some minimalistic Sky News graphics, inspired by the former ones on TG24. Very rough, but an idea...
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Nice work, Freddie.

I would be worried about the legibility of the text on smaller screens though. However you do see far more of the screen with your idea, sir.
NL
Ne1L C
Silly question but how do I upload?
AP
AndrewPSSP
Metropol

I personally quite liked the design BBC News 24 and World used to use, with just a "BBC NEWS 24" or "BBC WORLD" DOG in the top left, and a time box on the right, with story/name Astons only. Made presentation look a lot cleaner IMO.
Last edited by AndrewPSSP on 22 May 2020 10:52am

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