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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!: 2009 Will Be Just Fine

Over the last few months we’ve highlighted a few calenders that caught our eye. Here’s a look at our favorites. (more…)

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Great ’08 in 40 seconds

One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

Eirik Solheim created this time lapsed video of the four seasons of 2008. Find out how he did it here. See you in the new year.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

9 Good Ideas for 2009

PSFK has just released a 80 page book that contains 9 Good Ideas for 2009. Buy yours here. In addition, there will be a “Good Ideas Salon” in London. Over 20 speakers will be participating to discuss topics such as design, collaboration, and trends in London.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:26 pm  

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

“Pathway to a sustainable environment”

Heaven, by Capella Garcia Arquitectura, is an ephemeral space created to show off the virtues of a constructional system using a plastic material which was developed by the Resyrok Company. This impressive display can be found in Barcelona’s Casa Decor Fair as part of the “Pathway to a sustainable environment” exhibit.

“Heaven” invites the visitor to travel along a tunnel revealing the material’s varied possibilities. There are two openings in the facade: one of them, which comes forward to receive you, is the entrance, and the other, which seems to retreat from you, is the exit. The interior lighting keeps changing colour and shade, making the plastic membrane into something living. As you enter you go through a large dome where an oscillating lamp hangs like a tonsil. In one place, the glossy-finish plastic material looks like a painted wall and reflects the light; in another, the same material, but this time with a translucent finish and illuminated from behind, turns the walls into a great lamp that keeps taking on different colours, through a system of electronically-programmed LEDs [RGB]. When you reach the end, the black walls make the space disappear, and in the darkness the moving image of a fire emerges and vanishes behind the microperforated surface of the material, deceiving the eye and producing a hyper-realistic effect. Opposite the image, in the central zone, one whole wall is filled with a projected video of the sea-bed in constant motion, giving the sensation of being submerged under water. Continuing towards the exit you come to an oval window where the material becomes semitransparent, and through it can be seen a curtain of autumn leaves in silhouette, in constant movement thanks to a fan.


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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The (Second One) is Always Worse

We stumbled upon this poster the other day and really enjoyed the use of juxtaposed images. We can make out the “two Bush’s,” “King Kong,” and of course “Helvetica and Arial”. Benoit Lemoine is a designer out of France and is worth checking out. To see more you know the drill.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

World Wildlife Imagery

In 1961, the WWF was founded in Switzerland. Since its inception, membership has grown to approximately 5 million members globally and invested over $1 billion in over 12,000 projects. In the process of making an invaluable impact on our world, the WWF has developed a wide array of powerful campaigns to raise awareness for their cause. Here’s a showcase of some of our favorites from the last decade.

“Our ultimate goal is to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. But with only 4,400 staff worldwide – as dedicated as they are – we clearly cannot do it all. Working with others is essential, and we thank our many partners for helping us in this immense task.”
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, President, WWF International

WWF China ads use the concept of evolution to ask the question: Is the evolution of animals supposed to lead to objects for human consumption?

2008 was a great year for WWF as well as forest conservation. The organization was able to convince over 60 governments to sign a pact to work towards zero net deforestation by the year 2020. They were able to protect over 1 million hectares of forests including tracts of land in the Amazon and Congo.

WWF and deforestation:

“Save endangered animals before they disappear in front of your eyes”:

Our continued commitment to generating strong year-over-year revenue increases, and to directing those increases to programmatic activities, is compelled by the urgent need for change in the global forces and places that are the focus of our conservation strategy. We are grateful that our supporters share our sense of urgency. As a result, 82 percent of total spending this past fiscal year was directed to worldwide conservation activities.

WWF and fundraising.
“Save the world with a few coins. Donate at”:

WWF ads designed by Ogilvy, New Delhi, India. (2005)
“Get more for less. Save the elephant and you’ll save tigers, leopards, one-horned rhino’s, musk deer, the grasslands and much more.”:

Global warming. Our apathy harms only our own futures.

We all know about global warming. Although people might not think that they can do anything about it themselves individual action can make a big difference if we all do them together. Little things like turning off a light or not leaving a tap running. As it takes more effort to do it than not, we don’t do it. But that energy you save when you turn your computer off rather than put it on standby can really make a difference to our planet’s future when you multiply it by a thousand or a million.


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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Submit Your work for Manifest Hope:DC

MANIFEST HOPE: DC gathers together a diverse array of the nation’s most talented visual artists under one roof to mark this monumental achievement in our nation’s history and encourages artists and activists to maintain the momentum to bring about true change in the United States.

The three key issues for this event are Health Care Reform, Workers’ Rights and Green Economy. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:21 pm  

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sand Carpet

On the Iranian southern island of Hormuz, 25 artists have created the world’s largest sand carpet. This 12000-square-meter carpet consists of 70 different colored sands and is quite amazing! Check out the detail (more…)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Express Yourself

One example of the possibilities:

Ben Wilson has designed a chair for children that you can customize by coloring the chair as you see fit. The chair is cut from a flat plywood sheet, and the 2 Dimensional parts are assembled into a chair. If your feeling really inspired check out this post on more self-expression.

via DesignMilk:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:20 am  

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Modern Amusement T-Shirts

Modern Amusement’s Artist Series T-shirts are scheduled to release in Spring 2009. Referred to as a wearable art collection, the brand aims to showcase new looks from designers around the world. The inaugural collection features L.A based Eric Nyquist and Brooklyn’s Jonathan Cammisa who put their own unique take on the brand’s trademark “crow” logo.

Each season, Modern Amusement will add to the series by releasing a new design from a range of global designers. Look below to see additional variations on the “Crow” symbol.

The “Bubble” Crow

The “Plad” Crow

The “Pixel” Crow

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