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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

10 Levels of Intimacy in Communication


NYC-based designer Ji Lee visualizes 10 ways we communicate in the digital age.

Li states:
The digital age has transformed the ways in which we communicate with each other. The combination of technology and power of information brings new ways on HOW, WITH WHOM and WHY we communicate. We are connected with more people than ever before. Do more options to communicate with each other connect us or alienate us more?

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:41 am  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Japan Brand at the Felissimo House

For the second time, Manhattan’s Felissimo Design House is hosting Japan Brand NYC. The exhibition opened yesterday and will run til the 24th of December.

Japan Brand features products from 27 regions of Japan, most of which are unavailable in the U.S. From kitchen gadgets to glassware, apparel to home decor, toys to knickknacks, there is almost literally something for everyone, from high design to oddly unusual.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:30 am  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Put a Lid on it

Dig this Van Gogh mural by artist David Heatwole that uses plastic jar lids to compose this 8 foot by 15 foot interpretation. For more on the mural and the process behind the development of it go here.

If you like this you might like these:
Why Graffiti is a Good Thing
A Living Portrait
Yarn Bombing
Mural Capital of the World
Recycling, Philly Style

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:36 am  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Making good design is easy. It’s polishing the half-assed stuff that takes time.”

Stefan Bucher

To see our full archive of quotes see below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:39 am  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pantone Potatoe Chips????

This can’t be serious. Enough with the Pantone branded products already! Can anyone tell us who the originator of particular misguided concept is?

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:24 pm  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Digital Blackbook (Graffiti Analysis 2.0)

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 (Digital Blackbook) – BLK River (Vienna) from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 takes live tags and transforms them into active 3D animations. The project is by Evan Roth and software development by Chris Sugrue—it was recently showcased at the BLK River Festival in Vienna.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:05 pm  

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fluff: Clients From Hell

Clients From Hell is a blog we stumbled upon recently that functions as a resource to vent ones frustrations for those clients that we have all had at one point or another. To submit your own story go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:49 pm  

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Feel Like Procrastinating?

Watch this stop-motion piece by John Kelly!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:12 pm  

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Iconic Lion unveiled at NYC Library



The New York Public Library
recently unveiled a new logo that was designed in-house under the direction of the NYPL’s Art Director, Marc Blaustein. The redesign keeps many of the original elements, but is graphically simplified which gives it a contemporary look while still maintaining the sense of pride and dignity that the old mark evoked. Well done!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:01 am  

Monday, November 16, 2009

GOOD info graphic

GOOD Magazine states:
There are 1.4 million active duty soldiers in the U.S. military. Of those, 117,000 soldiers are currently serving in Iraq and 68,000 are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Where arew the other 1.2 million?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:27 am  
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