From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


WIPB is a PBS affiliate located in Muncie, Indiana. It went on the air on October 31, 1971.

1st logo (1984-1986)

Visuals: Against a brown background, there are the letters "WIPB", in a gray CG Omega font, positioned against a rectangle containing five gold stripes and four silver stripes. Underneath, the white text "Muncie, Indiana", in the Korrina font (the font used for the text of the answers on Jeopardy!, as well as the font used within The Joy of Painting), types in below.

Technique: Computer animation; apart from the typing of the "Muncie, Indiana" text, it's mainly just a still logo.

Audio: A three-note descending synthesizer tune that plays four times followed by a very long synth note held down throughout with a synth "whoosh". Although it sounds like a homage to the WGBH theme, this probably wasn't intentional, as the tune heard heard here is "Logo #7" by Vic Sepanski, which was sampled from the Omnimusic library (and happens to be the same tune used on the WPSX (now WPSU) logo of the '80s).

Availability: Might be seen on old tapes of The Joy of Painting. However, this logo is generally taken out on newer DVD releases and YouTube prints of the show.

2nd logo (1986-1994)

Visuals: Just a stylized "49" in red with a silver outline, with "WIPB" in silver below it and "Muncie" in the same font underneath. Behind it is a black/blue gradient background with numerous copies of the same "49" in black printed all over.

Technique: A still digital graphic.

Audio: The last few seconds of "Interlude", the theme song of The Joy of Painting.

Availability: Seen on season 7 of The Joy of Painting.

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