Just established by the United Nations’ Global Pulse initiative, Hunchworks’ mission is to help find solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems, a platform that connects experts from around the world and enables them to collaborate and solve problems on a global scale. The name comes from its process by delving deep into “hunches” that may lead to positive results. The identity has been designed by Brooklyn, NY-based Hyperakt. More images and application shots here. Love that the icon looks like a transistor circuit thingie.
In the latest redesign challenge from Studio 360 — we redesigned Valentine’s in 2010 and Pentagram redesigned Christmans in 2006, among others — Brooklyn-based Hyperakt has been tasked with redesigning Teachers. “We began with a simple premise, that education is the key to human progress, therefore teaching is among the most important professions for humanity.” The result, “all about connecting the dots,” is detailed at Hyperakt’s website and in their conversation with Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen. A few sample images are posted below (or after the jump).
Established in 1995 by UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund), Voices of Youth is a global initiative that aims to give young people, ages 10 to 25, not a just a place to voice their opinions on but to learn about topics like major social issues, such as the environment, HIV and AIDS and human rights. A new identity for Voices of Youth has been designed by Brooklyn-based Hyperakt.