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Monday, March 23, 2009

ICA Juice looks GOOD

After all the press on the Tropicana packaging debacle it was refreshing to see ICA’s new packaging for their line of juices. The Swedish-based design studio behind the new design says: “The design is a little story that is told around the carton. From the fruit to the juiceglass.”

via The Die-line:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:40 pm  

Monday, March 23, 2009

Video Cassette Art

Flickr artist iri5 is putting the obsolete cassette tape to good use.

via neatorama:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:45 am  

Monday, March 23, 2009

The 99% Conference

Behance is partnering with Cool Hunting to host “99%.” The conference brings together a list of do-ers that includes the CEO of Threadless Jeff Kalmikoff, partner at Pentagram Michael Beirut, and the president of Echoing Green, Cheryl Dorsey. To see the full cast of characters click here.

Going with their tagline “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen”. This event is geared for individuals that already have great ideas, but need some help to make them happen. The event takes place in NYC from April 16-17th. To register you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:30 am  

Monday, March 23, 2009

Laser-cut Trophies

Jointly designed by designer Michael Marriott and graphic designer Anthony Burrill. These laser-cut blocks of wood for the 2009 Brit Insurance Designs of the Year are quite nice and appropriately represent what these awards have come to symbolize.

The awards were made of laser-cut MDF with a cherry veneer, each featuring a relevant illustration by Burrill. They are backed with a coloured acrylic panel (in a different shade for each category) and set on a hand-cast brass base.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:00 am  

Monday, March 23, 2009

$6 for the Twitter Homepage Graphic

Here’s something to Tweet about.

The 84th most popular website in the world Twitter snaged Simon Oxley’s cute, whimsical bird graphic for $6 through iStockphoto. Talk about a bargain.

An iStockphoto spokeswoman told that Twitter paid between $10 and $15 for Oxley’s bird design. Considering that iStockphoto pays 20 or 40 percent to content creators depending on their membership, Oxley made somewhere between $2 and $6 for designing the Twitter homepage graphic. Carolyn Davidson, who famously earned only $35 for designing the Nike swoosh, actually made out pretty well by comparison.

via Wired:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:47 am  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Seed

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

“The Seed” is a short animated film made by Johnny Kelly. The two-minute film takes you on voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

It was commissioned by Adobe to promote CS4.

The Making of “The Seed”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:39 pm  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Arla Milk says “turn off the lights”

In response to this years Earth Hour set to go down on the 28th of March Arla Milk with the help of Swedish Agency Milk has repackaged itself black in hopes to encourage people to “turn off their lights” for this international initiative. Word is the black milk cartons will be lining the shelves until Saturday when they switch back to their regular white/green & white/red stripes.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:39 pm  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Microsoft Sustainability

Microsoft has developed a really interesting video that gives you a glimpse into the future of the digital world. One of the more intriguing pieces we enjoyed was the e-paper that automatically updates its content with the days news and is totally interactive, while still retaining it’s papery feel.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:05 pm  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Quote of the Week

We live in a society and a culture and an economic model that tries to make everything look right…But by definition, when you make something no one hates, no one loves it. So I am interested in imperfections, quirkiness, insanity, unpredictability. That’s what we really pay attention to anyway. We don’t talk about planes flying; we talk about them crashing.

Tibor Kalman

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:53 am  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. One in eight people worldwide don’t have access to clean drinking water. Because of this nearly 3.6 million people die of water related diseases every year. In honor of this day we’ve included a very interesting virtual water project developed by designer Timm Kekeritz that highlights the water footprint of certain commodities.
For more on his project you know what to do.

The water footprint of a person, company or nation is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the commodities, goods and services consumed by the person, company or nation. The idea of the water footprint is quite similar to the ecological footprint, but focussing on the use of water.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:00 am  
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