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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?


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.

Something like this already exists mate! It's called Gill Sans Nova!
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.

Something like this already exists mate! It's called Gill Sans Nova!

Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink
Boredom makes you do things.
RD
Roger Darthwell London London

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.

Something like this already exists mate! It's called Gill Sans Nova!

Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink

I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?
LW
LWTfan1968 Recently warned World News
I seriously dont understand whats going on (with this current conversation, not the thread as a whole), but I like Impact font for BBC Three
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
JL
J. Lyric
Something like this already exists mate! It's called Gill Sans Nova!

Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink

I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?

I don't know, sorry about that.

I seriously dont understand whats going on (with this current conversation, not the thread as a whole), but I like Impact font for BBC Three

...I don't think Three uses Impact.
Boredom makes you do things.
LW
LWTfan1968 Recently warned World News
Something like this already exists mate! It's called Gill Sans Nova!

Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink

I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?

also he means because you were using exclamation points and it seemed like you were yelling
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
LW
LWTfan1968 Recently warned World News
Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink

I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?

I don't know, sorry about that.

I seriously dont understand whats going on (with this current conversation, not the thread as a whole), but I like Impact font for BBC Three

...I don't think Three uses Impact.

i mean if Three used impact, it'd look good (maybe kinda like the original THREE logo because of the thickness)
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
RD
Roger Darthwell London London
Okay, let's not get too crazy, folks Wink

I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?

also he means because you were using exclamation points and it seemed like you were yelling

No I wasn't yelling, I was just excited, and I accept J.Lyric's apologies, I am not angry at him or anything
DB
dbl London London
I'm sorry what do you mean with that mate?

I don't know, sorry about that.

I seriously dont understand whats going on (with this current conversation, not the thread as a whole), but I like Impact font for BBC Three

...I don't think Three uses Impact.

i mean if Three used impact, it'd look good (maybe kinda like the original THREE logo because of the thickness)

The thickness I get, but Impact is too associated with memes and would a bit naff.

Also wasn't Gill Sans created by Eric Gill who had links to paedophilia, hence there was some campaign with the BBC trying to distance themselves?
Last edited by dbl on 20 November 2020 12:59am - 3 times in total
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
If that was the reason, you'd think they'd Reith the blocks too, considering the logo is currently Gill Sans.
DE88 and Roger Darthwell gave kudos
JL
J. Lyric
I dunno, honestly.

I'm not in the loop with this kind of stuff.
Boredom makes you do things.
MD
mdtauk London London
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By way of a comparison and illustration if anyone wishes to discuss the merits of each typeface, rather than just say "hate it" or "love it"

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