November 1982-December 1982 Edit

This Logo Was Us. Only For A Month. Back Then The Uppercase C Was Green


Channel Four Television

This colourful logo was used by Channel 4 One Month After its launch on 2 November 1982.

On screen, the symbol would appear as computer animated blocks hurled onto the screen. It was designed by Lambie-Nairn and was accompanied by a tune, entitled "Fourscore", composed by David Dundas, which was so famous it would later be made into a (nowadays very rare) vinyl single credited to "The Airwave Orchestra". At the time, there was no computer that was able to animate the logo in the UK, so the animation was done in Los Angeles.


Channel 4 1996

On 11 October 1994, Channel 4 launched a new identity which was created in-house by the television channel. The new identity was called "Connections" and was based on four circles, one of which included the Channel 4 figure.


Channel 4 1999
Easter 1997 saw channel 4 introduce a new logo featured in a square usually shown on the right hand side of TV screens until 31 December 2001.


Channel 4

Channel 4 introduced a new identity on 31 December 2001. The new identity was conceived in-house by 4Creative and allows the blocks in the logo to break apart.[1] In most graphics, the logo appears as above, white on white, with darker "shadowed" areas on the sides.

The new idents feature the logo made up of various objects. Usually, the camera will pan through a scene with the logo only appearing in a split second from a certain angle.

An updated graphics package was launched with new idents on 29 September 2017.


Channel 4 logo 2015.svg

On 29 September 2017, Channel 4 updated their logo to a variant of the original 1982, 1996 and 1999 logos designed by Lambie-Nairn. No logo appeared on new idents, bumpers, and on promos end-boards as the nine blocks that make up the new logo separately on new idents, bumpers, and on promos end-boards. Instead, the 4 has been broken down into its constituent parts. Two fonts were also created for the channel; Horseferry and Chadwick.

Chris Bovill and John Allison, head of 4Creative were behind the re-branding.

The new idents were created by Jonathan Glazer.

The Channel Opened. It was replaced with 4Kids.

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