A viewer's letter to 'Mailbag' in 1987 is critical of a change to the new RTÉ symbol and prompts a discussion on the history and design of the logo.
- Title RTÉ Symbol
- 1st Broadcast 19/03/1987
- ContributorArthur Murphy (Presenter)
Pat Nolan (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:37
- Material Type Video
- Series title Mailbag
- Clip title New RTÉ Symbol Does Not Please All
- Extended description
A viewer's letter to 'Mailbag' is critical of a change to the RTÉ symbol and prompts a discussion on the history and design of the logo. Presenter Arthur Murphy introduces a letter from a viewer in Laois which is critical of the new RTÉ symbol.
David Holden the Director of Public Affairs at RTÉ explains that in the 25 years of Irish television there has been 9 versions of the symbol. He goes on to explain the thinking behind the new design.
Five of the previous symbols are shown and an explanation of how the original logo was based on the St Brigid's cross. The new design for a symbol came after a competition was held. One of the main criticisms of the symbol is that design is fussy compared to the simplicity of the original symbol.
'Mailbag' presented by Arthur Murphy was a forum for viewers comments on the programmes on RTÉ television. The letters were read by presenters Pat Nolan and Margaret Fegan. The extract here is from a 'Mailbag' programme broadcast 19 March 1987 and shows some of the symbols that RTÉ television used since it began broadcasting in 1961.
- Local keywords Television, Broadcasting, Graphics, Branding, Logos, Communications, Viewers, RTÉ , Public Relations
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Two (Network 2)
- Production year 1987
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier 98D00416
- IPR restrictions Rights Reserved - Free Access
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)