Has there been something missing in your life? Something that you once had but was taken since the beginning of reality TV shows and pop culture exploded into the world? If we’re on the same page here, then yes I am talking about MTV. Music television. 24 hours of music videos. That whole world was weird and very wonderful. Unique, scratchy style videos, quirky logo idents and of course all kinds of music. These days you have to thrall through the internet to find a cool new music video or just sit there waiting till someone sends you the link. Well here is something that may fill that whole in your life.
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It’s been around for about 8 years now but only recently got a make-over and it looks cool. The website is very clean and user friendly. But I really love their logo idents. They remind me of those MTV old school, mad, anything goes style. Well I’m just sold. It’s really nice to just sit back and not have to keep clicking ads off on your youtube channel or selecting playlists or artists on spotify when you’re ‘just too tired to think!’ YYY’s creators, motion designer Nessim Higson, Kenneth Robin and Joshua Stern. It’s a great idea and I hope these guys go far.
Now normally I’m not too into idents and logos. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the necessity and enjoy the whole process but I wouldn’t say I usually salivate over them. However, here’s a brand new ident, created for UK channel More4 that I just found fantastic. I wasn’t particularly enthused by the actual logo itself, although the more and more I look at it and see it’s expanding visual treatments, it’s starting to grow on me. What I LOVE are the stings that accompany the logo which are beautiful. Very atmospheric, colourful and simplistic visuals and sound. Designed by London based design & motion studio ManvsMachine. I’m delighted. More4, more stuff like this please!
Don’t ask why these videos are center aligned, I cannot stop it.
Created for a school assignment under the topic ‘dead, dying or defunked’, Alex Cornell (a graphic design student at the Academy of Art, San Francisco) designed this very witty and graphically pleasing poster. This went along with a whole re-banding exercise including identity guidelines and potential future products to accompany the new look. In all, I think this works very well. While the re-brand stays true to the original minimal look, this creation gives it much more class and pizazz. Bravo Sir.