Is there an industry term for a ribbon wrapping the corner of a design element? I'm going to be referring to this a lot in the near future, and it would be great if I could call it something more intelligent than "The corner ribbon thingy"

One example of what I'm talking about is on the site: http://www.brasseriegerard.co.uk/ The right-hand div has three elements which it rotates through. The first element has a red 'New' ribbon wrapping the corner of it.

Thank you!

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I'd call it a 'corner flash'. It's often a triangle rather than a ribbon, and as in this case, it's most commonly associated with a "New!" message.

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    +1 for the only answer which, when put into google images, shows me what the questioner was referring to (their site seems to be currently down) Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 16:08
  • The company is permanently down AFAIK...
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    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 16:56

I would probably call it a "corner element."


I've heard it called a "snipe" by someone with 30 years in the advertising business. We also called it a "corner hat."

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