Four to the Floor: The ever growing complete-ish collection of Channel 4 idents.

Download the whole H264 bunch in one swoop here (137mb *.zip).

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c4roller - Twango

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c4dubai - Twango

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c4rocks - Twango

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trafalger - Twango

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c4dock

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c4stage

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tokyo

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wires

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flat.jpg

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hay.jpg

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car.jpg

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diner.jpg

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bowls.jpg

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city.jpg

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alien.jpg

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market.jpg

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Above is the ever growing collection of Channel 4′s current set of idents. The simple idea that flows through all these idents is the creation of “the 4″, be it optical illusion, supernatural intervention or coincidence, the iconic Channel 4 logo rears its head at some point during all these videos.

The basic premise leaves open many possibilities to play with, which perhaps also explains the longevity that these idents retain. New idents continue to be produced by Channel 4, and are added to the top of this post, with the most recent addition being: Airplane graveyard.

This remains simply one of the best set of idents I’ve seen. Any new idents will be added to this post as I find them.

For more Channel 4 awesomeness check out the Channel 4 category of this blog for lots more videos, or watch some of the special/one-off idents that Channel 4 have produced for various occasions below.

One-off and special idents created by Channel 4:

While its not entirely a Channel 4 ident as such, this promo for The Killers weekend on 4 does follow the same structure and is very cool….

256864804_d627c058a1_o - Twango

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The Simpsons got their own ident to coincide with the launch of the movie earlier…

c4simpsons - Twango

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To celebrate 25 years of broadcasting Channel 4 also recreated their classic original ident, along with a montage of the various idents they have used over the past quarter century.

4montage - Twango

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original4 - Twango

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