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Robert Williams712 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.
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MMcG198675 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.
VMPhil9,829 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Recorded BBC Two’s showing of the first episode of Monty Python last night. I’m not an expert with the technical side of things, but it appeared to be broadcast in a slightly narrower aspect ratio than 4:3, so everyone was unnaturally thin.

I’ve noticed this on YouTube videos of old continuity that has been uploaded, and it’s been explained to me on here that this is because YouTube will have treated a non-square pixel source as though it has square pixels. I don’t know how this would have happened to something actually being broadcast on TV.

Maybe I just have a keen eye for these things but if they’d done a whole repeat run like that it would have annoyed me.
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cylon63,687 posts since 6 Mar 2005
London London
Thank you The Ident Fan for putting these on You Tube!

Right! We have some answers about who designed these idents. Maverick by Buck Design, Intense & Discovery by Future Deluxe and Illuminating by More & More.







Last edited by cylon6 on 10 September 2019 5:54pm