Archive for July, 2010

Design ideas for Yoza

Here is a selection of the first logo ideas and colour schemes for the Yoza mobisite, the forthcoming m-novel library. Comments welcome!

Samsung E250

Samsung E250 (128px wide)

Nokia 6680

Nokia 6680 (176px wide)



Mobile book logo

Mobile book logo


m4Lit on the BBC (again!) and at the World Bank

BBC World ServiceJune was a good month for m4Lit. We were featured on the BBC for the second time: Steve Vosloo was interviewed on the World Service radio programme Digital Planet (listen live). The episode featured other interesting ICT projects in Cape Town — definitely worth a listen.

The World Bank’s infoDev programme held it’s annual symposium in Washington DC and Steve Vosloo was invited to sit on a panel to discuss the m4Lit project. The symposium was called Clean Green and Mobile – Making Technology Work for the Poor. There was a high level of interest in the project and it’s findings.

Design brief for Yoza logo

The m4Lit project is expanding: our goal is to build a mobile library of stories of multiple genres — called Yoza — that is available to teens not only in South Africa, but ultimately throughout Africa.

Yoza needs a logo — here is the design brief. All comments welcome.

m4Lit in The Daily Maverick

Mobile books the South African way is a piece written by Mandy de Waal in The Daily Maverick about m4Lit.