Rai 2

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Rai Due

1st Logo (1983-1985)

Logo: On a black background, a red cube flies in as an even bigger orange cube with a wireframe pattern flies into view. The cube then enters the bigger cube, flying through its yellow interior. A TV tube shape flips into view, with a black background with a white glow in the middle, and the text "RAIDUE", with "RAI" in red and "DUE" in orange, flips in. The tube then fills the background and the cube fully disappears as the logo zooms out onto a blue gradient background and a cube in the corner.


  • A short version that was later introduced later in its usage starts with the cube outside of the bigger cube before fading to it entering the TV tube. The theme is the last few seconds of the normal theme.
  • An abridged version has the text zooming out as the middle of the background glows white. This has the last three notes from the Rai logo's theme at the time.

Technique: The cubes and screen moving, the text zooming in. Early CGI.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Rai logo at the time.

Availability: Extinct.

2nd Logo (1985-1988)

Logo: On an orange background, a cube is seen flying through some translucent tunnels, filling them with red. The camera then zooms out of the tunnels and rotates upward to reveal the "RAIDUE" logo, along with a bunch of differently sized cubes. The logo's shadow moves a bit.

Variant: An abridged version has the logo already formed, with a single cube flying over the logo.

Technique: The camera moving, the cube moving, and the formation of the Rai text.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Rai logo at the time. For the short version, it has the last 3 notes.

Availability: Extinct.

3rd Logo (1988-1990)

Logo: On a white background, we see a bunch of different colored squares zooming in, until a red cube with a wireframe pattern forms. After it appears, the Rai Due logo in black appears.

Technique: The squares zooming in, the cube forming, the logo appearing.

Music/Sounds: A xylophone theme that ends with the same 3 notes as before.

Availability: Extinct.

4th Logo (1990-1991)

Logo: On a white background, we see four pieces of a cube that show clips from various Rai Due programmes. The pieces of the cube randomly stretch throughout this sequence. After a while, the pieces turn red to form the same cube from the previous logos, which rotates and zooms out to the center as the "RAIDUE" logo fades in.

Technique: The clips, the cube stretching and moving, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: The theme is a favorite of many.

5th Logo (1991-1993)

Logo: On a scrolling gray and white background, we see "RAI" in a serif font coming from the top, and "DUE" coming from the bottom. When they come together, some parts of the letters gain a red shade and a red spinning cube appears in the "U".

Technique: The background scrolling, the text moving, the cube spinning.

Music/Sounds: A rearrangement of the previous music.

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: Same as the 4th Logo.

6th Logo (1993-1998)

Logo: On a white background, we see a multicolored filmstrip coming from the bottom. Later on, a red cube comes out of the back of the filmstrip before settling on its front side and the "RAIDUE" logo comes up. When the logo's fully formed, it stops moving.

Technique: The crystals, the filmstrip, the cube, and the text moving.

Music/Sounds: A 10-note theme played on the electric guitar.

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: Same as the 4th Logo.

7th Logo (1995-1998)

Logo: On a white background, we see a wall of crystal lines sliding in from the bottom. The word "DUE", made of red glass, fades in as the RAI logo appears from the left side of the screen.

Technique: The crystal wall, the Rai logo moving, the background.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo, but only the last 2 notes are played.

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: Same as the 4th Logo.

9th Logo (2000-2003)

Logo: On a white-red background, we see the Rai Due butterfly symbol coming up from the white part of the background.

Variant: A longer variant exists. We see the butterfly symbol, on a red background, zooming in on the bottom-left, with the Rai Due butterfly symbol coming up from the white part of the background.

Technique: The logo coming up.

Music/Sounds: A techno theme. On the closing and longer variants, the techno theme is longer.

Availability: Extinct.

10th Logo (2003-2010)

Logo: On a red background, we see the butterfly logo with "Rai" next to it appearing. Then it rotates, turning into the butterfly symbol with "Due" next to it, before turning into the word "Pubblicità" ("Advertisement" in Italian).


  • When the advertisements are over, the logo just rotates with "Rai" and "Due" in slow-motion.
  • There is a version where a male announcer says the word "Pubblicità".
  • A christmas variant exists since 2009, where it's the regular Rai logo but with a christmas letter (with a christmas tree, present and a reindeer) moving to the left corner of the screen, as it stops, the card closes with a bow forming and the text behind it saying "Buone Feste" (Happy Holidays in Italian).

Technique: The Rai Due logo appearing, the text changing.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Rai Uno ID.

Availability: Extinct.

Legacy: Same as the 4th Logo.

Rai 2

11th Logo (2010-2016)

Logo: On a lava-like background, we see a giant 2 that rotates, as the camera changes to another position and the Rai 2 logo appears and shines.

Variant: There is a variant without the lava.

Technique: The giant 2 moving around, the Rai 2 logo shining. Nice CGI from Frame by Frame.

Music/Sounds: A rock theme.

Availability: Extinct.

12th Logo (2016-)

Logo: TBA.

Technique: TBA.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Current.

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