. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of this style of graphic in the coming years.
right then...wheres my pills?? o a gun even better
i personally think they are simply awful other then the logo box/area, that looks good. mabey i will wait, see them animated (IF they will be)
They are very different, and will take some time to get used to, but they are better than yet another bog-standard set of astons which only differ themselves from the rest cosmetically. At least they are trying something new. In my book, that's progress.
News 24 finally broke the mould when they introduced their "dynamic" animating astons, which grow and shrink when needed; Sky continued the development with their more flexible astons set-up; CNNi is simply taking these ideas to the next level.
I think that the way people are hating them is a good sign!
The reason people don't seem to like them isn't because they are badly done, don't line up, or anything like that - I think it's because they are so off the wall, and frankly a bit of a shock.
This is usually a good sign as I say because people will eventually come round to them and think, why didn't I like them in the first place.
I compare it to music. If I listen to an album and like it immediately, I know that I'll soon get bored of it. However if I listen to an album and find it "challenging", I usually go on to love it.
I agree with the poster who said it was flexible. Most of the difficulties with rolling news channel graphics are that they have to fit in all sorts of information, of different word/sentence lengths, into a fixed graphics shape and area. These new CNN graphics kind of move away from this.
The first time I saw the stills of the graphics, my first impressions were "oh, someone has seen the closed captioning from America, and thought that's a good idea"
Couple of things no-one has mentioned yet.
Moving the CNNi dog to top left - does this mean we have finally ditched the market and stock market prices? At the mo they sit under the bottom right CNNi dog.
When US-centric Breaking News story happens, CNNi usually switch to the US mothership. If the US aren't changing their graphics, this could see a very messy screen layout during siml-casts, with two CNN dogs, and screen text all over the place.
They do look interesting. To me they remind me of the astons used on RI:SE mk1.
It should be interesting to see them in use.
Though whether they're successful, or whether they get slaughtered from the off. It'll most probably attract critism and attention increasing their audience anyway.
CNN International's revamp of its on-screen look, including the axing of the news ticker, has been hit by a delay.
The news channel said the project had been delayed until February 10, the end of next week, so the project could be widened to include sport and weekend programming.
However, CNN staff claimed the delay was due to insufficient training and technical problems.
The overhaul, which includes switching the CNN logo from the bottom right to the top left corner of the screen, was meant to go on air on Sunday.
CNN said the need for a delay became apparent during rehearsals and the new look would now launch on next Friday.
The revamp was driven by a desire to make the 24-hour rolling news channel look less cluttered on screen.
CNN's news ticker is to be axed in favour of a one-line sentence or story at the bottom of the screen. Breaking news will be in yellow - "the internationally recognised colour for alert", according to the channel.
However, CNN staff said rehearsals and training for the new look had been stressful. "The computers cannot handle what we want them to do," one insider commented.
The on-screen redesign also includes new music and full-screen graphics and is CNN's biggest in more than five years.
It will be followed in the coming months by new sets for CNN in its centres in London, Atlanta and Hong Kong.
The new look is being overseen by the network's creative director, Mark Wright, along with London-based independent consultant Frank Lampen and various international creative agencies.
CNN International is distributed to more than 186 million households worldwide.