I also love some of Wikipedia's excuses for some of the idents: "Celebratory 27 September 2018 – present A multicoloured firework theme makes up the sides of the 2 curve,
inspired by Firecracker from the 1991 set
. Often used for entertainment, sport and music programming." Oh yes because a 2 being damaged by firecrackers definately inspired someone at Superunion to create an ident with fireworks. Totally.
I do feel the current lot maybe don't exist without the likes of Optics, Diary, and Cooper Cut-Out.
The association with Firecracker, however, is decidedly flimsy.
Seriously! Also holy crap someone actually removed any references to the 2's from the Wikipedia page!
Ok, I admit I was a bit too hasty in removing all the “inspired by” descriptions! I read the previous page of this thread and intended to just remove that Firecracker reference, but noticed almost every ident description had something similar and none had any sources, so I decided (perhaps too drastically) it was best to just get rid of the lot - it’s always recommended to include a link to an official source with information like that so it doesn’t just turn into an individual editor’s personal opinion on something, but the recent re-addition of most of them (with reworded text) looks to be a good compromise, so a thank you to who did that as it’s fine staying now.
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Also, today (for Britain, anyway, still the 22nd over here in the US) marks one year since Thought-Provoking 2 was shown for the first time, meaning it's been one year since a regular ident has debuted on Two. I'm suprised there hasn't been a rebrand, let alone a new ident yet. Then again, a few months ago I asked the BBC about 2s idents and the nice person at BBC Complaints said that they're looking into them.