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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Geography of Jobs

Here is sobering interactive map that visualizes job loss and job gain from 2004 to the present state the growing number of Americans find themselves in. Where’s the green?

To find-out how your region has fared you can access the site here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:57 am  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Battlefield Helvetica

Here’s a rather spectacular motion graph­ics piece that is constructed entirely out of words set in Helvetica. Fontfeed says: “Optix Kreation cre­ated a world entirely made up of words in Hel­vetica caps. The video looks and feels like a first-person shooter war game, with excel­lent POV camera work and sound design.”

To view the video in high quality go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:09 am  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Call For Entries: Cause/affect

Cause/affect is a biennial graphic design competition which celebrates the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society.

Entry Deadline is June 19th. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:12 am  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not Your Average Pizza Box

‘Green Box’ Product Promo (Pizza Box) from Green Box on Vimeo.

Dig this design solution thought-up by Environmentally Conscious Organization Inc. The heavily perforated box has a few surprises revealed in the video above.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:21 am  

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1000 Posts and counting…

We’ve been working hard these last 10 months. Here are some highlights from our archives…

Top 10 Most Popular:
Freedumb isn’t Free
Peak Season
Lunch Bag Artistry
Make Your Mark
The Dutch Are On Some Other Sh*t
Enough of the Pantone Kitsch Already
Jack in the Box
World Wildlife Imagery
Clean Graffiti
Oil Spill Hits 20 Year Mark

Top 10 from the editors:
Visually Speaking: The Obama Effect
Peak Season
Got Milk?
Dining with Dexter
Don’t Break the Bank
The Perfect Gin For Your Juice
Campana Brothers Quote
Weekend Fluff
The Pursuit of Perfection (Asics Style)
Once Upon a Time…

Visual Culture Interviews:
Hans Allemann
Marian Bantjes
Envirosax
Design Matters (Mariana Amatullo)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:55 am  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Personalize your laptop


By Tristan Eaton

Dell Design Studio’s spring collection offers 120 more custom designs to their growing selection of 200. Ed Boyd, Dell vice president of consumer experience design says below…

“Dell Design Studio is the purest form of self-expression for a wide variety of tastes and styles,” said Boyd. “I loved creating this first themed volume, and am really excited about the opportunities to bring in new curators, artists and points of view to the Design Studio.”

(more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:03 am  

Monday, May 11, 2009

ebay in stop-motion

Here’s a nice stop-motion piece by Max Keily that is worth a peak.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:48 am  

Monday, May 11, 2009

What Comes Around, Goes Around


Here’s a clever solution designed by Big Ant International for Global Coalition for Peace. Each poster was designed to wrap around poles and are part of a campaign to end the war in Iraq.


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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:43 am  

Monday, May 11, 2009

26 Alphabets by 26 Artists


Animalphabet by Helen Lang

Said Why Eggs?
is a new exhibition that features works by 26 artists, printers, graphic designers and their interpretations of the alphabet.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:31 am  

Monday, May 11, 2009

Call For Entries: Ideas that Matter

A decade ago, Sappi launched Ideas that Matter, the design industry’s only grant program geared at helping designers use their talents for social good. To date, Ideas that Matter has awarded $9 million worldwide in grants supporting a myriad of causes around the world. To learn more click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:48 am  
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