SAYING MORE WITH LESS
With so much content it’s tempting to say too much. That’s not a luxury off-air communications have – not if you want to grab attention.
Channel 4’s challenge was to imbue static off-air imagery with the attitude and feel of the on-air brand experience.
Attention catching directness is an inherent characteristic of Channel 4.
Exercising brevity and restraint with bold, simple use of colour, words and arresting images – cropped and scaled to add televisual drama and pace – captured the brand’s confidence and attitude.
The result: an elegant simplicity that other TV channels just don’t have – a design principle that has remained as the brand has evolved.
• Off-air identity • Through-the-line communications