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The state of TV fonts

JL
J. Lyric
I've personally wanted Sky to redo their corporate font - not because of hating it, but because of how little there is of it
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brioalex Central (East) East Midlands Today
BBC
Not a fan, I feel the same about Reith Sans as I do Helvetica. The serif typeface is nicer but that only works for BBC News.

Sky
I like Sky's corporate font, it reminds me of a typeface called Omnes and I've used that in the past for professional projects.

ITV
Very much like ITV's font. It's fresh and friendly and absolutely suits their audience.

Channel 4
Like Channel 4's newest font, it's got personality and it's instantly recognisable.
JL
J. Lyric
Is it wrong that I personally don't mind any of them? Very Happy
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AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
While (current) Horseferry/Chadwick are nice enough, I really rated Channel 4's (former) C4 Headline typeface (below).

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When it came into use, I found it modern, characterful, and a real change from anything used on any other (especially terrestrial) channels.

When you saw it, you were under no illusion which channel you were watching.

I still love it.


To me that seems quite dated.

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BBC
I Really Like Reith (Sans and Serif) it feels modern and authoritive

ITV
Reem is OK but only when used in certain ways. In some places it looks cheap.

Sky
Fine but feels a bit too American to me.

C4
Actually quite good. Fits with the logo and the blocks well imo
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JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
-sees Reith is now hated-

Would you prefer them going back to Gill by any chance?


Do you know what I wish the Beeb had done instead?

The CNN Sans font is a reimagining of Helvetica and I think it is superb.

Netflix took a similar approach with their corporate font and I too think it is superb.

I would love to have seen how the BBC could have reimagined Gill Sans.

This is the type of geeky thing I would only ever share with this forum but, for me, the capital R is Gill Sans is a work of art.

The way the bottom bit below the curve stretches further than the curve still sets my geek engine to overdrive.
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JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Is it wrong that I personally don't mind any of them? Very Happy


Can someone please ban this person?

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JL
J. Lyric
-sees Reith is now hated-

Would you prefer them going back to Gill by any chance?


Do you know what I wish the Beeb had done instead?

The CNN Sans font is a reimagining of Helvetica and I think it is superb.

Netflix took a similar approach with their corporate font and I too think it is superb.

I would love to have seen how the BBC could have reimagined Gill Sans.

This is the type of geeky thing I would only ever share with this forum but, for me, the capital R is Gill Sans is a work of art.

The way the bottom bit below the curve stretches further than the curve still sets my geek engine to overdrive.

Sounds like "BBC Sans" could be in order here...
Boredom makes you do things.
JO
johnnyboy Founding member Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
-sees Reith is now hated-

Would you prefer them going back to Gill by any chance?


Do you know what I wish the Beeb had done instead?

The CNN Sans font is a reimagining of Helvetica and I think it is superb.

Netflix took a similar approach with their corporate font and I too think it is superb.

I would love to have seen how the BBC could have reimagined Gill Sans.

This is the type of geeky thing I would only ever share with this forum but, for me, the capital R is Gill Sans is a work of art.

The way the bottom bit below the curve stretches further than the curve still sets my geek engine to overdrive.

Sounds like "BBC Sans" could be in order here...


Yes Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I might explode if someone does it.
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
-sees Reith is now hated-

Would you prefer them going back to Gill by any chance?

Absolutely, that font was just perfect for the BBC, it complemented the BBC logo perfectly
RD
Roger Darthwell London London
Maybe a new font altogether that leans a bit more towards Gill in terms of inspiration?

I have this idea, why not use Gill Sans Nova https://www.monotype.com/fonts/gill-sans-nova it's a font that united continuity, tradition and innovation!
JL
J. Lyric
Maybe a new font altogether that leans a bit more towards Gill in terms of inspiration?

I have this idea, why not use Gill Sans Nova https://www.monotype.com/fonts/gill-sans-nova it's a font that united continuity, tradition and innovation!

I was thinking about that, too!
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
Maybe a new font altogether that leans a bit more towards Gill in terms of inspiration?

I have this idea, why not use Gill Sans Nova https://www.monotype.com/fonts/gill-sans-nova it's a font that united continuity, tradition and innovation!

I was thinking about that, too!

There was NO NEED whatsoever to waste time and money to create a brand new font, this was the answer!

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