Artist Services (Australia)

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Logo descriptions and captures by edunk5

Background: Artist Services was an Australian production company based in Melbourne, Victoria. It did not use a logo until 1991.


1st Logo (1991-1996) Artist Services (1995)Artist Services (1992)

Nicknames: "Walking Telly", "Artist Services TV"

Logo: On a white background, an outline of a television set that is crooked in appearance consisting of antennae, frame, screen, three round buttons in a vertical position on the right side of it, and four legs comes walking from the right of the screen before stopping to the other side. The screen turns silver and the text A R T I S T SERVICES PTY LTD

appears before flying out of the screen and settling on the other side next to the television while copyright appears.

Variants: Copyright would appear either underneath the text or below the screen. On the last season of Fast Forward and the first two seasons of Full Frontal, the logo would segue to the 3rd Seven Network Productions logo. An in-credit version in white appeared on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard. Many episodes of various shows would segue to the logo in some form. FX/SFX: The television and all of the text.

Music/Sounds: A scuttling sound the television makes when it's walking, a synth when the text comes out, and a thump when the text hits to where it is placed.

Music/Sounds Variant: The logo would be accompanied by audience applause whether with or without the usual sounds.

Availability: Seen on the last two seasons of Fast Forward, the first three seasons of Full Frontal, and Tonight Live with Steve Vizard.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (1996-2001)

Nicknames: "Walking Telly II", "Artist Services TV II", "Exploding Telly"

Logo: On a grey marble background, the same television from before comes walking from the right of the screen as usual, but this time makes a skidderingArtist Services (1998) halt. Then, it starts to shiver somewhat before it's buttons briefly turn into slightly large striped ones one by one from bottom to top. The screen starts to turn static while it's antennae twitches before various objects come flying out of the screen. The following are:

A toaster with a piece of toast in the slot. A UFO with a smiling alien whose antennae protrudes through the glass casing. A mobile phone. A mug of coffee with smell symbols on top and a calendar page baring the number 1. A computer. A sombrero with triangular shapes around the top. A clapperboard. Tragedy and comedy masks. A glass of martini. A thought bubble with a light bulb in it with points around it to represent an idea and to show the brightness of it. A square picture of a cactus at night with an almost full moon. A movie camera. The latter then flies towards the screen where it cuts to the same background baring the text

ARTIST SERVICES PTY LTD shown below with copyright underneath. The television without its legs comes flying from the top of the screen before hitting the text with a thud then bounces up again with it's legs back before landing again.

FX/SFX: The television and objects.

Music/Sounds: Footsteps the television makes when walking, a screeching sound when the television stops, chime sounds for each button, a violent buzz when the screen goes static, an exploding sound when the objects fly out, a hurtling sound when the television flies down, and a thud sound when the television lands.

Music/Sounds Variant: The logo would be accompanied by audience applause on various shows.

Availability: Seen on the last two seasons of Full Frontal, Shaun Micallef's World Around Him, Totally Full Frontal, and The Big Schmooze.

Editor's Note:None.