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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where’s Visual Culture?

Visual Culture will be taking a week or two off to focus on our relocation to the Bay Area. We will be up and running in full force by mid September.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:43 am  

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quote of the Week

“It’s about whittling. It’s about taking something and whittling and whittling and getting it sharp and perfect. Then you’ve got something.”

James Victore

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:26 pm  

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Candy Land on Lombard Street

To celebrate Candy Land’s 60th anniversary, Hasbro has transformed San Francisco’s iconic winding street into a life-size version of the board game.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:55 pm  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good 50X70: Design for Good

Good 50X70 is an international initiative that we at Visual Culture have been both participants and huge supporters of over the last three years. Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of dialoguing with Good 50X70 co-founders Tommaso Minnetti and Pasquale Volpe on how it all began, the evolution, and the knowledge gained within the journey.


VC: Congrats on your third year of Good 50X70. Could you share a few highlights with us?

TM: I’d say that one of the most interesting things we did this year was to organize 3 workshops with 3 of our jury members here in Milan. It has been truly great to see how much people we gathered for the event and I’m really proud we managed to do something that might be an important and meaningful experience in the future career of the students who participated.


From Woody Pirtle Workshop in Milan

VC: What began as an idea has evolved into a growing initiative to raise awareness on pressing issues our world faces. What sparked this concept and how did you make it happen?

TM: We just wanted to do something that gave us a good feeling while being effective for the client. We don’t despise professional work for commercial clients, it’s something you can’t avoid doing. A smart client who gives you some trust can bring a lot of satisfactions too, but there’s nothing like doing the job you like for causes that you can really believe in. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:26 pm  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bottled Water is the Primary Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

This clever Tappening advertising campaign challenges the notion of Truth in Advertising while embracing an opposing concept. Lying. Tappening co-founders ask, “Why is it some bottled water brands still don’t list their source?” and encourage their rapidly-growing customer base to “start a lie” themselves…

The campaign will include a website where anyone can go to “start their own lie” at www.startalie.com, and can view or download a series of four ads to pass to their friends–which are all lies. This ad series includes:

1. Bottled Water Makes Acid Rain Fall on Playgrounds
2. Bottled Water is the Primary Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome
3. Bottled Water Causes Blindness in Puppies
4. Bottled Water: 98% Melted Ice Caps. 2% Polar Bear Tears


(more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:09 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tapeography

Turkish designer Ersinhan Ersin has developed an alphabet made completely of cassette tapes. He has coined the typographic project tapeography.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:53 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Socially Conscious Geek: Makin’ Money While Doin’ Good

“The Socially Conscious Geek: Makin’ Money While Doin’ Good” is a proposed panel for the 2010 South By Southwest Interactive conference. The conference planners have received over 2,200 proposals for panels and only 300 will be chosen, so as part of the process they’re asking people to vote for ones they find interesting. If you would like to help make sure that socially conscious design is something that’s talked about at the event, please take a moment to sign up and vote for it HERE.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:36 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

‘Be a Part of the Action’

“Historically posters have been inextricably linked with cause-related campaigns. Visually striking, often iconic and frequently iconoclastic, posters grab the attention like no other medium. They effectively help spread a succinct message and in doing so shift attitudes and contribute to significant changes within society.” That’s the view of Greenpeace Australia Pacific who recently awarded a winner in the Greenpeace Design Awards.”

Sam Dickson’s winning poster “We can’t always rely on someone else to save the world.” was selected out of 1,500 creative entries from 77 countries. To see other finalists posters from the competition go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:19 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Design Pricing

David Airey has an interesting post about the much talked and agonized about topic on how much should design cost. He came up with a Design Pricing Formula that is worth a peek.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:21 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Keeping Your Hands Free

Japan’s Umbrella Shoulder Holder enables you to keep both hands free and stay dry at the same time.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:35 am  
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