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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Design For Good Reason

Firebelly Design, a multi-disciplined design studio in Chicago, lives by it’s tagline “Good Design For Good Reason” and backs it up with smart, innovative work with a sustainable process and sensibility. They’ve recently been highlighted in Novum, a well respected design magazine in Germany.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:40 am  

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Emil Kozak

We’ve bestowed Emil with the honorary title this week. He’s a young talent with a fresh, hip style.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:35 am  

Sunday, August 24, 2008

“Effecktive” Self Promotion

Here’s a break from the norm. Greig Anderson developed this mailer to showcase his work, experience, and capabilities. What is really engaging about this piece is how the content is revealed – the voice is informative, yet playful. To view the project in its’ entirety, click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:34 am  

Friday, August 22, 2008

For your Interactive Enjoyment

Neo-Pangea is an up and coming interactive studio. Their imaginative website made our “must browse” list.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:28 am  

Friday, August 22, 2008

Eye Candy

Check out these playful Japanese snackfood package designs. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites for your perusal.

His and Hers Caramel Corn Puffy Chips
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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:02 am  

Friday, August 22, 2008

Three Trees Don’t Make a Forest

Have you ever dreamt of operating a more sustainable design firm? Three Trees Don’t Make a Forest can help. For more info click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:35 am  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Call for Entries: Aspen Design Challenge

The Aspen Design Challenge is an annual call to students to address specific issues that effect people on a global level. This challenge is in partnership with the AIGA and INDEX, a non-profit dedicated to show how design can improve life for people across the globe.

This years challenge is “Designing Water’s Future.” To join the challenge click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:55 pm  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hmmm…. We’re going to Copenhagen

Hotel Fox is on some other sh*t. This hotel is not just a place to stay, it’s a gallery created by international artists from around the world. Each room is different, and there’s something for everyone.

That’s not all though. It’s a CO-2 neutral hotel-chain, the first of it’s kind. To learn more about the hotel or make reservations click here.

Designed by Rinzen, a design collective in Australia

Designed by German Illustrator Birgit Amadori

Designed by Brazilian artist Speto

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:24 pm  

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Microsoft Excel Proficient

We stumbled upon this book of excel drawings and were intrigued. Why would someone draw in Excel, an application that is not geared towards drawing? Well, Danielle Aubert shows you Excel’s potential as a drawing tool. This book is worth checking out.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:00 am  

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Designers Accord

The Designers Accord is a coalition of designers, educators, and businesses working together for positive social and environmental change. To learn more or to register click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:23 pm  
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