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Inspiration for the early 2000's BBC channel rebranding?

(October 2019)

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JU
Justin
I'm now having a thought about what the BBC One 1997 ident would look like if they went with the logo from the Radio Times.

It would look like the normal ident but with the logo in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Always felt when the box logos were introduced on screen that is exactly all they needed to do for BBC1 - retain the balloon idents but with the red box bottom left.

There was a page on the old TV & Radio Bits site that explored this idea. As you implied though, quite unlikely given that the person who wanted the balloons axed may have been the same person who wanted the box logos introduced!


Martin Lambie-Nairn makes his preference clear on his personal website.

http://ml-n.com/images/bbc/bbc-all-2.jpg
http://ml-n.com/work/bbc/
ToasterMan and Brekkie gave kudos
SP
Spencer
Always felt when the box logos were introduced on screen that is exactly all they needed to do for BBC1 - retain the balloon idents but with the red box bottom left.

There was a page on the old TV & Radio Bits site that explored this idea. As you implied though, quite unlikely given that the person who wanted the balloons axed may have been the same person who wanted the box logos introduced!


Martin Lambie-Nairn makes his preference clear on his personal website.

http://ml-n.com/images/bbc/bbc-all-2.jpg
http://ml-n.com/work/bbc/


Nice spot - although I’m guessing it’s more likely he just wanted a boxed logo on all four images for consistency given the page is about unifying the BBC’s brands. And he’s probably more proud of the balloon than the dancers (well, you would be, wouldn’t you?).
PF
PFML84
He also has/had the wrong BBC logo on his website for a long time, so I wouldn't take anything on his website as gospel!
CA
Capybara
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.
RO
rob Founding member
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.


What?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
rob posted:
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.


What?


Just spotted it.
There's a picture of a Capybara in the BBC Two section of the posted image and if you read the entry for the programme (at 5:50pm) I think our Capybara poster has made a poorly executed attempt at humour...
RO
rob Founding member
rob posted:
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.


What?


Just spotted it.
There's a picture of a Capybara in the BBC Two section of the posted image and if you read the entry for the programme (at 5:50pm) I think our Capybara poster has made a poorly executed attempt at humour...


Oh... Gotcha.
:-(
A former member

Totally agree. It was clear that the 1997 rebrand on TV was designed to look good no matter what aspect ratio you were watching in, with not just the logos, but also all text such as on programme menus, trailer endboards, etc. all centred.

I never liked the centred menus - as each individual line was centred. If they'd taken the longest line, centred it, and then left-aligned the remaining lines to it, I feel they would have looked a lot better.
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Current thinking is certainly that centered text is harder to read than left aligned, particularly for those with dyslexia.
CA
Capybara
rob posted:
Not entirely happy with that capybara being called a Nazi.


What?


Just spotted it.
There's a picture of a Capybara in the BBC Two section of the posted image and if you read the entry for the programme (at 5:50pm) I think our Capybara poster has made a poorly executed attempt at humour...

Point taken on board, I'll give the attempts at humour a miss for a while.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Point taken on board, I'll give the attempts at humour a miss for a while.


As you've already said elsewhere on here you're 13 years old, perhaps at 10:54am on a Monday morning (which sounds like a school morning break sort of time) a more productive use of your time could be, I dunno, homework or something? They do say your school days are the best days of your life, considering everything that comes after is a necessary evil.
JA
JAS84
Neil, isn't is possible that it's the half term holiday this week?

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