New Global Language for BBC.co.uk

Bronwyn van der Merwe—the BBC’s Head of UX&D—offers a thorough explanation and personal insight into the BBC’s collaboration with Neville Brody‘s Research Studios on the new visual language they’ve planned for the BBC’s digital services. Considering the BBC is the largest broadcasting organization in the world and its website contains content from its 8 national TV channels, regional programming, 10 national radio stations and 40 local radio stations, it’s a huge undertaking to unify something so massive and extensive! Download the 50-page Global Visual Language Guidelines and see for yourself.

I’m especially interested in their new grid system:

their use of overlays:

and their all-new original icon set:

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