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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Do some “good” this holiday

Network For Good is offering Good Cards as a means of thoughtful gift giving this holiday season. For a $5 fee you can send an amount of your choice to a friend to donate to the charity of their choice. For last minute gift givers there is a digital option (Your not too late). Get the details HERE.

via Another Limited Rebellion:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:35 pm  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Micro-Bells?

Some people have way too much time on their hands. Happy Holidays.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:20 pm  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Best and The Worst Logo of 2008

Brand New in one of their latest posts sums up 2008 with “the Best and Worst” logos of 2008. We’ve included our selection of “BEST” and “WORST” out of their 2008 archive.

Best: TACA

Worst: The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Check-out our interview with Hans Allemann (Designer of Original identity)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:40 am  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Pursuit of Perfection (Asics Style)


Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo.
This is Origami at it’s best. Mabona Origami gives us a look into their recent film entitled Pursuit of Perfection.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:25 am  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Add Bueno Aires as a “Bike Sharing” City

Bike Sharing is picking up steam. The model is similar to the familiar “car-sharing” programs that have sprouted up in almost every large metropolitan city.

Soon Bueno Aires will be added to the growing list of “bike sharing” cities. Barcelona, Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, and Mexico City have already implemented their programs and they are meeting with positive results.

“We are promoting a massive use of bikes, but we want it to be safe. So we need to adapt our infrastructure. Plus, these lanes will be public, both for those who are using the bike sharing program and for those who are riding their own bicycles,” said Eduardo Moreno, Buenos Aires Transportation sub-secretary.

For more on bike sharing you know the drill.

Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu — The Washington Post

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:09 am  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dubya portrait revealed at the National Portrait Gallery

We felt this portait by Robert Anderson, a classmate of Bush’s at Yale, was appropriate. His casual pose, sitting relaxed with his hands interlocked pretty much sums his lackluster and disastrous terms in office. The “classical realist” style is appropriate and fits into the mold of the preceding presidential portraits.

Given that these portraits are meant to represent the era of each leader, we find it disappointing that from president to president the portraits fail to reflect the art of the time. John F. Kennedy who was painted by Elaine de Kooning is the exception. Bill Clinton had two portraits done as well, one by renowned realist painter Nelson Shanks, the other being Chuck Close.

John F. Kennedy by Elaine de Kooning:

via Hrag Vartanian:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:01 am  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby Fuel


Full Tank Baby Fuel packages the freshest organic ingredients in a travel-ready squeeze pouch much like a “freezer pop”. The food pouches can conveniently fit in your pocket, purse, or diaper bag. The best part is, your little one won’t even need a spoon to eat it.

via Lovelypackage:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:01 am  

Monday, December 22, 2008

‘Help Child Soldiers’

War Child Canada recently launched a provocative multi-media campaign to call attention to the estimated 300,000 children around the world who have been forced or drafted into armed groups.

An intentionally deceptive ‘Help Child Soldiers’ campaign in support of child soldiers will be used to draw attention to an overwhelming problem: Canada is one of the least philanthropic of the world’s developed nations, giving only 0.28% of our Gross National Income to helping other countries.

via Osocio:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:00 am  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Subway Map Graphics

Zero Per Zero created some down right amazing subway maps for NYC, Tokyo, and Seoul. Their work won them the iF GOLD communication design award 2008.

Each city’s various subway structures and railway systems somehow reflect the character of that city. We thought it should be possible to infuse the character of a city into its subway map while also simplifying the map and creating an attractive design. Through a line map design that captures the character and identity of the city, we can also express this to tourists.

NY, NY Subway Map:

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Back cover:

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Seoul, Korea Subway Map:

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Tokyo, Japan Subway Map:

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:58 am  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Call for Entries: IDEA Awards

The International Design Excellence Awards program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. To find out more you know the drill.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:58 am  
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