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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Philly Debuts “Big Belly” Trash Compactors

The City of Brotherly Love has cleaned up its act of late with the expansion of their recycling single stream initiative in March and most recently with the HUGE rollout of 500 high-tech trash compactors (Big Belly Solar).

Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said the compactors, the last of which was installed this month, usually need to be emptied five times a week—as opposed to 19 times for a regular can. The change frees up 25 streets department employees, who are now filling vacancies on trucks that collect household recycling. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:27 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vitamin Boxes

We came across this solid packaging by Viktoriya Gadomska the other day and thought it was worth a mention.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:49 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fairey interviews Banksy

Banksy the UK-based graffiti artist sits down (face to face)? with LA-based graffiti artist Shepard Fairey and shares a few words on his art, his anonymity and much more. We’ve included an excerpt from the interview published by Swindle Magazine.

How long are you going to remain anonymous, working through the medium itself and through your agent as a voice for you?

B: I have no interest in ever coming out. I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a lot of kids today what they want to be when they grow up, and they say, “I want to be famous.” You ask them for what reason and they don’t know or care. I think Andy Warhol got it wrong: in the future, so many people are going to become famous that one day everybody will end up being anonymous for 15 minutes….

Go here to read the full interview.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:20 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.”

Thomas Edison


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:17 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stop motion with printers

HP – invent from Tom and Matt on Vimeo.

So we’re a little late on this one, but if you haven’t seen this fabulous stop motion video by Tom Wrigglesworth and Matthew Robinson check it out.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:48 am  

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quote of the Week

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“Always design a thing by considering its next larger context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”

Eero Saarinen


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:27 pm  

Friday, August 7, 2009

Making Lemonade

More than 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:59 am  

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Obama So Far…

The Rolling Stone cover story, appearing on newsstands Friday, examines the issues testing Obama in his first year in office. The image above was created by Shepard Fairey the artist behind the iconic “Hope” poster.

“The future is unwritten.” In my illustration I make reference to Gilbert Stuart’s famous unfinished portrait of George Washington to capture the idea that, although we’re quick to judge, it’s too early to tell how Obama’s presidency will turn out. Hopefully Obama and all of us who have stood behind him will do everything we can to fill in our incomplete future the way we’ve pictured it.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:27 pm  
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