Today is 60 years since Abram Games designed the first BBC ident, nicknamed the ‘bat’s wings’. Click on the image above (or here) to see the BBC’s film of the idents from then to now.
The BBC logo has transformed through a range of styles and typefaces, sitting again today in the three square boxes that first housed the initials in the 1961 ident (can you namecheck the typefaces?).
BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ interview with Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman
John Humphrys and Justin Webb
Broadcast on Saturday 14 September 2013 at 07.18am
“Typefaces, they don’t really matter do they?” John Humphrys
“There is going to be a celebration at the London Design Festival this year to honour typefaces. Sarah Hyndman, a graphic designer who is involved in the festival, evaluates the promotion of London as the design capital of the world.” Listen to the interview…