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What idiot decided to design the "Channel One" logo?

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Anagoge, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    There are some really good designers on here, capable of developing fantastic identities and in colleges and universities around the world, there are passionate people willing to do everything possible to come up with something that looks fantastic.

    And then we have the Channel One logo.


    And mediocre site to go with it.

    Channel One - Home

    What half-arsed agency decided to knock this up in their lunch break? It frustrates the hell out of me that it's nowhere near adequate for a TV channel, especially as it replaces what was fairly decent branding of Virgin One.

  2. that looks like a 10 minute job in photoshop to me :p what a total waste!
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Set Berry on 'em....
  4. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I don't hate it though, when you consider they devote a quarter of there days programming time to Stark Trek, they aren't pushing for anything stressful.

    I don't know how I would present the brand myself, it is a difficult one.
  5. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    By spending more than half an hour on it.
  6. wac

    wac Senior Member

    You'd never get this on Dave!
  7. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    "Sky is reportedly shutting down Bravo and Channel One as part of a major shakeup of the Living TV Group. Channel One, which was rebranded from Virgin1 in August, was deemed to be too similar to Sky3, which is already available on the Freeview platform."

    Broadcasting - News - Sky to shut down Bravo, Channel One - Digital Spy

    And right there is the reason for the crap rebrand.
  8. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    So that's the reason for not finshing the curve off the end of the 'o' smoothly!
    Funny timing for you to bring it up Neil :)
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    oh great so the only channel that really shows sci fi on freeview is now being shut down. I'm not sure how sky 3 and virgin 1 (or channel one) is that similar, sky 3 has loads of repeats of project catwalk/runway while virgin 1 has loads of repeats of star treks (and chuck). Not saying either option is bad as I like all listed but still. Switching it for a game show channel, come on thats just rubbish, it's almost as bad as a channel purely for selling crap gadgets, oh wait there's loads of them.

    All I can say is sky 3 better be getting some new stuff then as I've pretty much watched all their decent programs already. I am so glad I have a US vpn so I can watch us shows over the internet.
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I've got virign media, and the loss of Bravo and Channel/virgin one, more or less makes the reason I am paying for it pointless! Ok I like having the discovery channels...

    How is Bravo similar to Sky 1?

    Sky 3 doesn't broadcast anything I like really. The odd episode of futurama, but I've got them all on DVD!
  11. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    As long as the 2nd Season of Spartacus Blood and Sand is still shown ill be happy!
  12. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    As long as someone shows Deadliest Warrior I am happy!
  13. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Yeah... because the new name and branding is so much less generic than the original. What a waste.
  14. dot design

    dot design Member

    The sandwich lady had turned up and distracted them :D
  15. DesignMyBox

    DesignMyBox Member

    Designer 1 : We got to redesign Channel One's logo.
    Designer 2 : Aw man, now? Let's have some beers first.
    Designer 1 : Tell you what. Let's quickly finish this & ten we'll binge.
    Designer 2 : Okay cool.
    Designer 1 : OK, so I though of writing 'channel' on top & 'one' in a ribbon-like flowing thingy, like Virgin Media has.
    Designer 2 : Sweet. Make the ribbon red.
    Designer 1 : 'Cause Virgin Media is in red?
    Designer 2 : Uh..okay. If you say so. Add some shadow to it too.
    Designer 1 : *burns a bit of red*
    Designer 2 : What font? Arial Rounder?
    Designer 1 : Nah too common.
    Designer 2 : How about...Quicksand?
    Designer 1 : Hmm..perfect! We are almost done!
    Designer 2 : Kern. Don't forget to kern.
    Designer 1 : Okay done! Now let's go drink some beer. You're buying.

    Just a humourous take of the conversation between designers of Channel One. Could have been funnier but I am not so witty.
    P.S: Certain facts could be wrong, like Virgin Media being called Channel One now.
  16. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    No wonder I can't get you on MSN in the afternoon. :lol:
  17. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    well they've stopped them now, its tabatha's salon takeover and they're on at 11-12 in the morning so it must be work making me ignore you in the afternoon :p
  18. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    And there's me thinking it's my annoying, egotistical personality. :lol:
  19. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    how'd you find out that I'd been saying that about you, I thought I told them to keep it quiet :mad:
  20. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Well surprisingly it was because I said huh get Levi not answering my messages I bet he's watching loose women, I mean talk about a guy whos egotistical and annoying and they said how do you know that's what he said about you? :lol:

    But I have to admit that logo does suck, and my worst skill at design is logo making. :)

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