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Thursday, April 30, 2009

10th Annual National Design Awards

Salvor Projects: Eye Scarf

The Cooper Hewitt has just announced the finalists and winners of this years National Design Awards. The so-called Oscars of Design. Peak hear to see the selections. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:39 pm  

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Keeping the Heat In

Today, The New York Times visually explains the dynamics of ‘Passive Houses’. While these efficient structures have caught on in Europe, the U.S. has yet to catch onto the concept. Peak below for the basic principles of Passive Houses: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:17 pm  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Refreshingly Retro

These retro inspired designs appropriately named the Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback brings much needed life back into the stale brands this spring.

While most soft drinks are sweetened by High Fructose Corn Syrup the “throwback” products per Pepsi, are “sweetened with natural sugar, a blend of cane sugar and beet sugar.”

Source: Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages

The Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback packaging feature a retro look and are sweetened with natural sugar, just as they were back in the ’60s and ’70s, to give consumers a taste of the past”

Head over to for an in depth look at the series.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

25 Years of Logos

Minneapolis-based design studio Duffy Partners recently posted 25 years of logos on their website. Its an inspiring set that is worth a gander. It is always interesting to see the range of work produced over an extended period of time. To view the full collection you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:11 am  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Snuggle up with Creative Suite

Hmmm… Creative Suite Pillows for just $80.00. No thanks!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 pm  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green Design 100

Time Magazine just released their Design 100 list of the most influential design.

Design Can Change, launched by Canadian studio SmashLAB made the list under the ‘intiatives’ category. Head over to Time for the full list of 100.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:15 am  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Subprime by Mike Winkelmann

subprime from beeple on Vimeo.

This two and a half minute stop-motion animation takes you back to the excessive building during the realestate boom to the eventual crash of the housing market.

“The video was meant to illustrate the cyclical nature of the economy,” explains Winkelmann, “which at its root is fueled by an insatiable push for ‘more, bigger, better,’ until it becomes no longer sustainable, and the bubble bursts—as we have recently seen.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:39 am  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How Green Is Your Takeaway Container?

Chow breaks down the pros and cons of 10 common restaurant containers such as Styrofoam and Aluminum Foil. Find out the the whole scoop here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:26 am  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today is World Graphics Day

Celebrated since 1995, World Graphics Day is an opportunity to celebrate the community of graphic and communication design.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

Monday, April 27, 2009

New York Street Advertising Takeover

Artist: Ji Lee

Photo above by Rebecca Fuller

Jordan Seiler’s “New York Street Advertising Takeover” hit the streets over the weekend when over 120 illegal billboards throughout the city were white washed by dozens of volunteers. Later in the day over 80 artists transformed the blank canvasses with original artwork.

NYSAT was organized as a reaction to the hundreds of billboards that are not registered with the city, and therefore are illegal. While illegal, these violations are not being prosecuted by the City of New York, allowing the billboard companies to garner huge profits by cluttering our outdoor space with intrusive and ugly ads.

Tristan Eaton (12th and 3rd Av.)

Jennifer Jacobs

Photo from here (Kenmare St. and Elisabeth)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:26 am  
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