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Monday, November 24, 2008

$20 Billion Dollar Rescue

As a major rescue effort to save Citibank, the government has injected $20 billion into the failing company. For more on this latest bailout click on this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:20 pm  

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gone Today, Here Tomorrow

Here’s a witty print appropriately named “I like Mondays” by design studio No Days Off. For more fun for the other 6 days of the week click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:08 pm  

Monday, November 24, 2008

Aphex Twin Notations

Someone’s hating on influential electronic music extraordinaire Aphex Twin. The jury is still out on his process.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:07 pm  

Monday, November 24, 2008

Stamps of the World



Tiny Showcase
invited designer Gavin Potenza to create a poster in their series of mildly factual, mostly fictitious, educational posters. Gavin explains the project best below:

“The stamps were each inspired by various elements surrounding the culture of the countries, including the Swiss-born color theorist Johannes Itten, old French Tarot cards, the Brazilian boardwalk Copacabana, German designer Otl Aicher, Mayan patterns, the Swiss Alps, sweater patterns, and op artist Victor Vasarely.”

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:00 pm  

Monday, November 24, 2008

“Small Machine with a Big Mission”

MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte had a vision in 2005: To provide a means for learning, self-expression, and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. By starting One Laptop Per Child, they have supplied thousands of children with a laptops from across the globe.

OLPC released a new laptop model called the XO last week. To give one click here. For more info on OLPC check out their website which was designed by Pentagram.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:59 pm  

Monday, November 24, 2008

World’s longest billboard

Advertising and marketing company Adrac is set to break a record this spring with the longest eco-friendly billboard advertisement at 1.5 kilometers. The billboard will live in the city of “extremes and excess” Dubai. Find out more here.

Source

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:29 am  

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote of the Week

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure. The intention is to really carve out of a city civic spaces and the more it is accessible to a much larger mass in public and it’s about people enjoying that space. That makes life that much better. If you think about housing, education, whether schools and hospitals, these are all very interesting projects because in the way you interpret this special experience.

Zaha Hadid

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:16 am  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sold Out

Banksy’s new limited edition art print titled “Nola” was inspired by his visit to New Orleans. Sadly, this may be as close you will get to the coveted piece. The limited edition prints sold out almost immediately after their release on Friday.

New Orleans Piece:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:09 am  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

$17 Million Dollar Clip-Art

Brand New wrote a great article on the $17 million dollar I Love New York campaign designed by international ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. What a missed opportunity. Their extension of the original Glaser identity feels uninspiring, and looks a lot like clip art. Check out Brand New’s insightful commentary.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:56 am  

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Past Meets the Future

Dubai introduces “The Ziggurat.” This proposed self-contained eco-city of one million people was unveiled at last month’s Cityscape Dubai conference.

The design was inspired by the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia, ceremonial structures around which ancient cities were built.

For more on this innovative structure click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:43 am  
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