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Monday, April 27, 2009

Sit Down

Command Sit, a big keyboard stackable chair for indoor/outdoor use. Hmmm.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:56 am  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weighty Advertising

Next time you take the bus you may want to check your weight. This simple and direct advertising campaign was created by Dutch agency N=5 for Fitness First.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:54 am  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spamghetto: Junk-mail Wallpaper


All of us can relate to the continuous bombardment of spam in our inbox. Word is that spam counts for 95% of all email. While headway has been made to eradicate this daily annoyance— Italian studio ToDo has put it to good use by developing a spam-based generative wallpaper. This project was presented as part of Milan Design Week 09.

“…instead of sweeping spam under the carpet, we decided to save some junk-mail in order to turn it into a wallpaper for your house before it’s too late: someday a brilliant scientist will find the definitive solution to eradicate from the web the bittersweet pleasure of spam.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:49 am  

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quote of the Week


Photo from AIGA

Be culturally literate, because if you don’t have any understanding of the world you live in and the culture you live in, you’re not going to express anything to anybody else.

Paula Scher

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:52 am  

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Simply Put: Sea Tagging

CURB, a natural media company, developed a simple yet impactful campaign using saltwater and stencils:

According to head of marketing, Peter Kerwood, it cost millions to make the SEALIFE London Aquarium a world-class attraction, while London-based CURB used little more than saltwater and a stencil to market it. “Sea Tagging” as it’s called, is as simple as that. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:51 am  

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Iiamo: For the ‘Hipper’ Parent

This sleek, convenient self-heating baby bottle, by none other than Karim Rashid , heats in four minutes.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:50 am  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Google Typography

Rhett Dashwood has been collecting letterforms from above.

Over the course of several months beginning October 2008 to April 2009 I’ve spent some of my spare time between commercial projects searching Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. These are the results of my findings limited within the state of Victoria, Australia.


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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:19 pm  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More on Comic Sans

Comic Sans from Sam and Anita on Vimeo.

To follow-up our previous post on the ever popular ‘Comic Sans’ a fellow Visual Culturist tipped us off to this documentary produced by Sam and Anita.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:57 am  

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DESIGNING FOR CHANGE

Icograda, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, posts weekly eNews with updates and articles from the global design community. Visual Culture co-founder David Oberholtzer recently contributed an article called “Designing for Change”. Here’s an excerpt:

With Earth Day quickly approaching, it seems appropriate to highlight design for social and environmental change. Environmentally we are at a tipping point, if mankind proceeds the current rate, the consequences of our actions will be somber, to say the least. While standing at this crossroads, it begs the following questions: As a community, can design be a proponent for positive change? What is our role in the greater society? What is the best means to maximize our efforts? While there may be no simple answer, forging a dialog with one another can aid the design world in developing strategies to tackle some of the most pressing environmental, social, and economic issues of our time.

To read the article in full click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:09 am  

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hope – Obama – Tbox

In-line with Garanti Bank, Turkish clothing brand T-Box finds influence from Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster of President Obama. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:54 am  
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