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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

10 Images for Ithaca

Now in its 8th year, Ten Images for Ithaca 2009 is now open for entries. Submit your work here.

“Ten Images for Ithaca” is a poster competition. It began in 2002, by Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca, Greece, as an attempt to reinforce the cultural profile of the island, through the applied arts. Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to a whole group of events and exhibitions, so that, today, it is considered a point of interest for professionals, students and, generally, people that are interested in graphic arts. The contest’s main goal is not only to accent Ithaca as a meeting point for creative people from all over the planet, but, also, to help create ideas that promote the art of visual communication.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:30 am  

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quote of the Week


Image from Tiny Decor Blog

Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

Charles Eames

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Deadline for Good 50X70 Extended

Note to all the procrastinators out there, Good 50X70 has extended the deadline until Friday the 10th of April – which means you still have time to submit your work right here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:26 pm  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Landor opens up about SyFy rebrand

The SyFy Channel has gotten a lot of negative attention since its rebrand was revealed last week. In covering the rebrand The New York Times mistakenly credited Landor Associates for the new name and identity. To clear things up the creative firm posted a blog entry stating their role in the project. To read the entry you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:15 am  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Fluff: 787 Cliparts by Oliver Laric

This one pretty much speaks for itself. Thanks for the tip Tim.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:55 am  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Vote Earth For Earth Hour

Join this global movement tomorrow and shut your lights off for one hour.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:14 am  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

We have to admit this is one of VC’s favorite children’s books of all time. Just last week we had the luxury of walking through a major retrospective of Sendak’s work at the Rosenbach Museum. Here’s the trailer of the much anticipated film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s book Where the Wild Things which was directed and written by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:30 pm  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

“The AP, Obama, & Referencing”

Taken from Obey Giant:

“I’m sure a lot of people are wondering about my case with the AP over the Obama HOPE poster. I can’t talk about every aspect of the case, but there are a few things I want to discuss and points I’d like to make.” (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:39 pm  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Monster Collection


Artist/Designer Jessica Hill has a collection of monster themed illustrations that are graphically dynamic with a touch of humor. Take a peak below to see the font monster. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:51 pm  

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sagmeister Shreds Levi’s

Stefan Sagmeister has joined the ranks of an esteemed group of leading designers and artists that denim giant Levi Strauss has commissioned in the past to promote their brand of late. His distinct approach to design was the common thread Levi’s was looking for. And boy did he go all out on this one.

He shredded a pair of Levis thread by thread, dismantling studs, zippers, pockets labels — then pieced the elemets back together again. This piece in the end is classic Stefan Sagmeister, with playful typography and infused graphics composed of none other than the deconstructed pieces of a pair of 501 Jeans. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:16 am  
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