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by Kecske Bak
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 242314

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

GarethR wrote: search the more obscure corners of the web
You know, I had really no idea typing "television centre font" into Google was more than a production designer could be reasonably expected to do in the line of research these days.
by Kecske Bak
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 242314

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Looks like Univers 85 Extra Black Oblique: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/univers/pro-85-extra-black-oblique/glyphs.html They could have got it right for free, http://kecskebak.blogspot.hu/search?q=washington Mind you, television is populated entirely by Marion Clunes these days - "We profes...
by Kecske Bak
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: After a 31 year wait....
Replies: 17
Views: 3564

Re: After a 31 year wait....

The ITV schools clock didn't use Futura, it used a very similar copy of Futura called Twentieth Century Bold that was designed by Sol Hess for Monotype between 1936-1947. Futura was designed by Paul Renner in 1927. Twentieth Century has a lower x-height than Futura, which means Futura looks wrong on...
by Kecske Bak
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Font time again!
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Font time again!

Did this a while ago using fonts from the SoftMaker Megafont XXL collection that the awfully nice Transdiffusion people very, very kindly gave me as a present. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bL7a1RMTnNQ/UQjSUNrF11I/AAAAAAAABjg/DPgKkMuVxgc/s419/tvtimes.png I've used P760 Sans to do the programme ...
by Kecske Bak
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Title Sequence Cock-Ups
Replies: 22
Views: 3109

Re: Title Sequence Cock-Ups

Roll ACR wrote: These new titles lasted exactly one week.
The only evidence that they ever existed was the fact one of the sports presenters wore a jumper with the logo from these titles for about a year afterwards. If he hadn't I'd have thought I was going mad as the sequence was a bit trippy.
by Kecske Bak
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Title Sequence Cock-Ups
Replies: 22
Views: 3109

Re: Title Sequence Cock-Ups

the opening titles of the short-lived "Sixty Minutes" Those titles were always really interesting to me as they seem to be a last-minute cut and shut of a CGI sequence with a cel animated sequence. The regional news 60 Minutes titles were entirely cel animation but follow the CGI sequence, so I'm w...
by Kecske Bak
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 4188

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

Do announcers still state that viewers wishing to follow along at home will need a candle and some bread (IIRC) before the televised religious service that uses them? IIRC that was the announcement that preceded "This is the Day" on Sunday mornings on BBC1. The only thing other thing I remember abo...
by Kecske Bak
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: US late-night talk shows
Replies: 20
Views: 2889

Re: US late-night talk shows

If you want to see why Johnny Carson was special, I think the clip of him courteously giving Yuri Geller precisely the right amount of rope is absolutely fascinating to watch.
by Kecske Bak
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pilchards.
Replies: 16
Views: 2287

Re: Pilchards.

I will never understand how Shake 'n Vac was forever pushed in the 80's and became such an iconic advert, even though the product had little or no competition. I've never met anyone who remembered their mums buying it either.... I think Shake and Vac needed heavy promotion because it was a new prod...