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tmorgan96383 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World News
The typeface is... not great. I know it's a custom design, but it doesn't work for me. In particular, the weather graphics when shown on screen are not easy to read - looks fuzzy to me. I suspect that owes to the lack of HD production (my eyes are just fine!).

The blog on the ABC site about the relaunch states it is a font which is supposed to be both serious and also have a quintessential Australian element to it. I can kinda see what they're going for, but yeah we'll have to see how long it takes to date.
ADmanamDA146 posts since 28 Aug 2016
BBC World News
More videos of the ABC NEWS rebrand on April 10, 2017
ABC NEWS 24 Farewell Message - April 9, 2017

ABC NEWS (news bulletin) - 1600AEST

ABC NEWS (news bulletin) - 2000AEST

ABC NEWS - National 2030AEST News Update

ABC NEWS Victoria

ABC NEWS Idents
"Presenter Profile" - Joe O'Brien (15 seconds)

Top Pics - Aussie Weather (30 seconds)

Top Pics - Around The Country (30 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BabgItEh78I
Top Pics - Sunrise and Sunset (30 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cOx5K4IdJk
Top Pics - Worawa Aboriginal College (17 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag7WLbbFLLo
Top Pics - Aussie Faces (30 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9sUkwJNcpc
ABC NEWS - Know The Story (3 seconds)

Know The Story (5 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-DXSft2cW4
Know The Story (8 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wg6LXAgQQM
"Did You Know" (10 seconds)

"Did You Know" (13 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agHZua7MOSQ
"Did You Know" (17 seconds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7idE_ELAtsI
Last edited by ADmanamDA on 11 April 2017 4:18am - 4 times in total
Charles594 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World News
I feel like it's so close to being great. I just can't get over that black and turquoise combination. The animation at the end of the donut open looks a little rough and too fast for my eyes as well. I really loved the old look, though I can see why they'd want a change after so long. A+ though on what appears to be a very restrained use of on-screen graphics and lower thirds - or are they lower left sixths?
Inspector Sands14,301 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Looks great I think. The way images from the days stories are shown in the horizontal scrolling graphic works really well.

The word 'news' in the logo looks very similar to the old itv news logo
Mouseboy332,795 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Its really nice. And I like that they are brave like the CBC to scrap the previous look and create something completely different and fresh..... that will last them for a while. As opposed to using the same look and incessantly and endlessly massaging it. Because this is completely different, the average viewer notices, slight changes are rarely noticed by the average viewer, so at that point they are an exercise in futility creatively. So it basically makes any minor changes.... pointless. ABC News like the CBC News revamp a few years back, completely changed the identity of the channel. Hint Hint.

Looks great on air as well.
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https://youtu.be/1g18oiI2WIU
noggin14,704 posts since 26 Jun 2001
More on the ABC NEWS rebrand:
Here is an article from newscaststudio.com:
http://www.newscaststudio.com/2017/04/11/abc-news-rebrands-flat-design-focused-conveying-information/
BDA Creative of Munich, Germany was in charge of this project.
Here is the link to the project: http://www.bdacreative.com/en/node-550fff5399815/abc-news-rebrand-2017.html


Just pointing out that BDA Creative is now only based in Germany. The bit of BDA that was heavily involved in UK (and wider European) set designs in the early 2010s was the Jago design bit of BDA. When BDA closed in the UK, Jago Design started up again as an independent.