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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ellesse collaborates with top creatives

In addition to Si Scott, Ellesse has added two more creative talents Kate Gibb and Babis Alexiadis to help promote their 50th Anniversary Design Competition.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME: The deadline to enter the competition has been pushed to May 10th; all you have to do is create a piece of art or design to commemorate the ellesse 50th anniversary inspired by the brand’s Italian heritage and sporting roots in tennis. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:54 am  

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BBH + Crowdspring = ?

Hmmm…. Something to muddle over. Johnson Banks has a whole commentary that explains BBH’s process behind finding their new logo for BBH Labs. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:32 am  

Monday, April 20, 2009

Paper Cuts

Miami-based artist, Jen Stark , on a limited budget while traveling in France, explored the most economical medium at the time “colored construction paper.” Maximizing it to its full potential, her beautiful sculptures are very inspiring – to say the least. Below is a video showcasing the artists’ journey into the art world. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:28 pm  

Monday, April 20, 2009

WTC Logo Preservation Project

Image by Ji Lee

New York-based designer Ji Lee has launched a project to document logos that use the former World Trade Center in a New York skyline.

After 9/11, I started to photograph and archive these logos in order to preserve the many different graphic expressions of these important historical buildings.

To see the full collection you know the drill.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:11 pm  

Monday, April 20, 2009

Graphic Design Heroes

We’re usually not into this kind of “graphic design nerd wear”, but these interpretations of design greats are worth mentioning. While all of the designers in the series are worthy of a t-shirt we had hoped to see a wider spectrum represented overall.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:02 pm  

Monday, April 20, 2009

2016 Olympic Logos

We came across the final logos for the 4 remaining host cities (Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo) for the 2016 Olympic games. They are all actually quite nice, much improved from the 2012 London mark that has gotten its share of bad press. The Olympic committee will make their final decision in October of this year.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:09 pm  

Monday, April 20, 2009

Comic Sans: Love it or Hate it?

Image from Vince Connare\'s Photostream

Image from Vince Connare's Photostream

Fifteen years ago, Vincent Connare designed Comic Sans as a small software project for Microsoft. While designers cringe at the sight of it—the fun, whimsical font is one of the most popular fonts used today. Recently, thanks to the internet a movement to ban Comic Sans has been picking up steam. For a closer look into this ubiquitous font head over to The Wall Street Journal.

“If you love it, you don’t know much about typography,” Mr. Connare says. But, he adds, “if you hate it, you really don’t know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby.”

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:39 pm  

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition

During the 1970s and 80s, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement.

After twenty five years and more than a half a million copies later, Chronicle Books is happy to offer their book Subway Art in a large-scale, deluxe format. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:06 am  

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quote of the Week

Clients have no trouble paying $5,800 for an hour in a Gulfstream corporate jet or $425 for a month of parking. But God forbid they spend $3 per on a glossy annual report.

Bill Cahan

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:18 am  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The latest in Pop-up Stores: Vitaminwater10 Des10ation NYC

Glacéau, the makers of Vitamin Water has joined the likes of Pantone, Reebok, along with many other noted brands with an extravagant Pop-up store on Broadway near soho. The experience driven store was opened to promote their latest line of flavored water Vitaminwater10. Open for just 10 days pedestrians can sample new flavors, engage in gaming equipment, or sample the store’s lounge supported by a rotating DJ list.

A Graphic “10 made from bottles of water:


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:35 pm  
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