Robert Williams698 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Somebody else sees the similarities too!

Silk/Escapist, Diary/Reflective, Revelatory/Slinky, Fluffy Dog/Offbeat, Op Art/Thought Provoking and Bold/Giant's Causeway are the ones where I see the links between the old 2 and the curve era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_igvy-t802o


Whoever wrote the descriptions on the Wikipedia article on the curve idents ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Two_%27Curve%27_idents ) also seems to think some of them are inspired by the old 2s, but like this video, the comparisons are tenuous at best and I can't see it myself.

I think the curve idents are entirely their own thing - any resemblance to the old idents is purely in the eye of the beholder.
MMcG198647 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Somebody else sees the similarities too!

Silk/Escapist, Diary/Reflective, Revelatory/Slinky, Fluffy Dog/Offbeat, Op Art/Thought Provoking and Bold/Giant's Causeway are the ones where I see the links between the old 2 and the curve era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_igvy-t802o


Whoever wrote the descriptions on the Wikipedia article on the curve idents ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Two_%27Curve%27_idents ) also seems to think some of them are inspired by the old 2s, but like this video, the comparisons are tenuous at best and I can't see it myself.

I think the curve idents are entirely their own thing - any resemblance to the old idents is purely in the eye of the beholder.


There is an undoubted connection between Silk and Escapist, Diary and Reflective Neutral. Whether or not the current versions in those two pairings were inspired by their 90s cousins, who knows. However, most of the remaining comparisons in that video - um, no.