Breaking ground last week and set to open in the Fall of 2014 as a project of the Welfare Association, the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, Palestine, is “dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the culture, history and society of Palestine and the Palestinian people.” Along with exhibits, the museum will engage in research, education programs, and cultural events through its hub in Birzeit as well as through local and international partnerships and its digital platform. The museum’s identity has been designed by London-based venturethree. An extended brochure can be found here (PDF).
Officially formed in 1980 but only opened in 2001, the National Museum of Australia (NMA) “explores the land, nation and people of Australia. The Museum celebrates Australian social history in a unique way by revealing the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Australians.” The NMA is located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia, and is housed in an enthusiastically designed building by Ashton Raggatt McDougall that lives in a picturesque peninsula. The museum recently introduced a new identity designed by Sydney-based Gen.a.
Launched in 1983 TV Azteca is the second largest television network in Mexico with two main channels Azteca 13 and Azteca 7, with the latter being the “funner” channel, mainly by carrying The Simpsons. This past February, Azteca 7 launched a new logo and look. A few color variations and speech bubble configurations are shown here.
Launched in 2009, yfrog — a subsidiary of ImageShack, the provider of free (or paid) image hosting — is a free platform made specifically for sharing images through Twitter. TechCrunch reports that, according to Quantcast, yfrog has 500,000 uploads every day and almost 20 million unique visits a month. That’s, like, a lot. Although not, like, enough to beat its main competition, TwitPic, which gathers about 30 million uniques a month and seems to be the most recurring spot to be directed to to see images from Twitter. In a complete rethinking of the service yfrog has transformed into a full-fledged social platform with user profiles, celebrity yfroggers, the ability to comment directly on photos, and other accoutrements of sharing and liking. Along with the new website, comes a new logo.
On February 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 64/134: “Proclamation of 2010 as the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.” The International Year of Youth (IYY) will begin on August 12, 2010, launching a global initiative to engage the kidz and not just to get them off their Playstations but to “harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development.” Not an easy task, but one with a deadline of August 11, 2011 so there is plenty of time. The logo for IYY was introduced last month.