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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What’s with all the hype?

Design Boom brings some insight into the recent debate over Ikea’s mystery car called the “Leko”.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:50 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Balloons + Animals = Balloonimals


IDEO Toy Labs Balloonimals from IDEO on Vimeo.

This fun-filled collection of iPhone apps is the latest from a team of designers from IDEO. Download your “balloonimal” here.

A few of the features:
• simple controls: blow to inflate, shake to transform, pet for tricks
• variety: Balloonimals randomly cycle through each time you play
• amazing graphics: 3D renderings and animations now on your iPhone
• sound effects: playfully squeaks, quacks, and roars

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:24 pm  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

“Dark Skin + Muslim = Terrorist”


Back Cover:

March Issue: Colors 75: Cease-Fear Press Release
From the tragedy of the Twin Towers to the recent events in Mumbai, for many the threat of a new major act of terrorism necessitates relentless political, technological and day-to-day approaches to defense. But growing suspicion and fear of ‘the other’ has been the price of that defense. Colors 75 examines this fear and its consequences: From traveling, daily life and the little frailties we can smile at, to the often-concealed violations of human rights committed in the name of security.

To buy the March Issue click here:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:14 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

7 days remaining…

There is still time to submit your concepts for the 3rd edition of Good 50X70 “The Project That Helps Social Communication”.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:12 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009 NYC Pillow Fight

Feeling stressed? Newmindspace invites you to head down to Wall St. at 3PM on April 4th with a pillow in hand for the 3rd edition of the NYC Pillow Fight. Find out how to participate here.

See below for the rules: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:19 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dig in. Pig Out.

There’s nothing subtle about this brand of chocolate. Fat Pig is for the chocolate enthusiast that isn’t afraid to dig in and indulge into their cravings. On all fronts this bold uninhibited brand by Brooklyn Brothers really works. Check-out the detail below that highlights some of the snarky copy incorporpared into the packaging. Hilarious.

Detail:


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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:17 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oil Spill hits 20 year mark

“It’s like a death in the family,” the 70-year-old fisherman said of the Exxon Valdez disaster. “With time it gets a little better, but the pain never really goes away. Until this generation passes on, I don’t think it will ever really be over.”

Smith is among the scores of residents of Cordova and other communities whose lives were forever changed on March 24, 1989 when 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the thriving fishing waters of Prince William Sound.

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court decided to cut the punitive damages to $507.5 million. That translates to an average of $15,000 per victim. Scores of plaintiffs are still waiting to be paid their share and still unresolved is whether Exxon Mobil should have to pay interest, which would add an estimated $488 million if calculated since 1994.

The poster above is in response to the Supreme Court decision last June.
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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:59 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pixel It!


Detail:

“Pixel It” is a poster with an ever-changing structure to display messages whenever desired. The white outer layer has cuts which can be folded back revealing the magenta layer underneath, which creates a ‘pixelated effect.’ Jessica Nebel’s concept poster was a recipient of the 2009 IF Concept Award.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:02 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Symbols to Cultivate Change

As an extension of his thesis project at California State University Fullerton designer Savio Alphonso developed a series of iconic pins to raise awareness on the pressing issues of climate change.

Savio says “One could say the possibility of cultivating change seems an impossible task, however, it is possible for each of us to facilitate change in a small way”.

Detail of Polar Bear Pin:

Peak below to view images of his thesis project: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:55 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

7 Finalists chosen for “Designing Water’s Future”

The seven finalists have been selected for the first annual INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge, “Designing Water’s Future”.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:00 am  
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