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JK081,348 posts since 20 Feb 2011
Granada North West Today
I was thinking about how if the ITV News channel returned, how would it come across onscreen?
I thought I'd design something based on the news channel in 2012.

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I've changed the weather to fit in with ITV News:
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And with the question being asked in the ITV News thread, why the separate News at Ten identity was axed a few years ago, I wondered whether it would work in the current studio:
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I hope you like it and as always, constructive critisism is welcome.
Last edited by JK08 on 14 January 2012 11:19pm - 2 times in total
DrewF2,047 posts since 22 Mar 2010
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Some aspects quite nice, the logo, clock and strap look decent.

Things to improve on:

- I think the astons could do with being a little less transparent and with a different font.

- Not a fan of the weather graphics, the yellow strap above the graphics looks rushed and the symbols look tacky - Becky also looks very small!

- The blue strap for the 'News at Ten' idea I don't think works for the current studio design in any form.

Overall, a nice start though!
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Critique3,060 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Now, I'm sorry, but the Gradients on that must be from PowerPoint.

Also, quite interesting that you've nabbed a shot of the studio Lee made with his Anglia News mock from a while back, for your Local News shot.

In terms of design - no. You're overusing the Yellow bar at the end of the ITV News logo, as you've put it everywhere... No chance of using your imagination? And, a weird choice of font/sizing. Also, things like Breaking News should match with main ITV1 Bulletins, so it should be in ALL CAPS, not Sentence case.

The attempt at 'News at Ten' is horrendous... Changing the colour of the ITV News divider thing, putting a Roman Numeral 10 (X) in, as used on NaT, and changing the side part of the screen from yellow to blue demonstrates no effort, and looks horrible.

Whenever someone does an ITV News studio or graphics mock these days, they take only what they currently see on-screen as an example, and we end up with practically the same mock each time, but with a different author.
Last edited by Critique on 7 January 2012 3:48pm
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ETP1 Forever271 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Central (East)
I think this mock has been well made, certainatly matches the current ITV News look, although isn't without problems.

The main problem for me is the weather graphics, which I feel still don't fit in with ITV News (although even that probably wouldn't be a good thing).

The font is too small, and would be hard to recognise if you were viewing it from a long distance, especially if it was on a smaller PC moniter sized TV at the other side of a room.

Final problem is that the "NEWS" on the ITV News logo appears over the video footage, which in some cases could dissapear on a bright background.
Michael3,990 posts since 5 Sep 2005
Now, I'm sorry, but the Gradients on that must be from PowerPoint.


Considering the general high quality of the mock, regardless of interpretation and/or execution of on-screen furniture, why is using Powerpoint such a problem? Not all of us are graphic designers who want to shell out (or illegally download) all the Adobe products under the sun. Those of us who mock for a hobby who do the odd one or two now and then are perfectly entitled to use PP to create our mocks if they're of a suitable quality.
Critique3,060 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Now, I'm sorry, but the Gradients on that must be from PowerPoint.


Considering the general high quality of the mock, regardless of interpretation and/or execution of on-screen furniture, why is using Powerpoint such a problem? Not all of us are graphic designers who want to shell out (or illegally download) all the Adobe products under the sun. Those of us who mock for a hobby who do the odd one or two now and then are perfectly entitled to use PP to create our mocks if they're of a suitable quality.


I'm not specifically complaining about the use of PowerPoint. What I'm getting at is that JK08 usually informs us that she's using Software by a Client, when it would seemingly be quite apparent that the mock is made in PowerPoint this time.
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Jamesypoo1,304 posts since 3 Apr 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
The problem is that the current ITV News graphics are not designed for a rolling new channel - and haven't been since 2005. I think you should look at the last graphics package the ITV News Channel used before it closed down, and try and adapt it to the current look.

There's a great folder with lots of images of it here: http://www.dolben.demon.co.uk/newschannel


Considering that the news channel closed in December 2005 and the ITV rebrand was in January 2006, I think it's fair to say that the teal (and thus the tweaked blue) graphics would have been designed with the news channel in mind. In fact, this image from the site you linked to just about proves that theory:

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As for this mock, at least be original *cough*
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JK081,348 posts since 20 Feb 2011
Granada North West Today
Now, I'm sorry, but the Gradients on that must be from PowerPoint.


Considering the general high quality of the mock, regardless of interpretation and/or execution of on-screen furniture, why is using Powerpoint such a problem? Not all of us are graphic designers who want to shell out (or illegally download) all the Adobe products under the sun. Those of us who mock for a hobby who do the odd one or two now and then are perfectly entitled to use PP to create our mocks if they're of a suitable quality.


I'm not specifically complaining about the use of PowerPoint. What I'm getting at is that JK08 usually informs us that she's using Software by a Client, when it would seemingly be quite apparent that the mock is made in PowerPoint this time.


For this mock, I did use Keynote.