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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Starbucks Rebrands London store

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International coffee brand Starbucks revealed a new look last week at a coffee house in London.

The idea behind the new design was “to inspire the look and feel of new stores and refurbishments throughout the UK and Ireland in the future, meaning no two Starbucks will ever be entirely the same.” With recent plans to scale back their London presence, stepping up with more individual coffeehouses might prove fruitful.

For more on this go click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:27 am  

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Japanese Barcodes

A while back we posted a solid exploration of barcodes. Here are a few more from d-barcode, a Japanese firm who specializes in designing unique barcodes. Enjoy

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:00 am  

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rapid Evolution of Mankind

AXA_EVOLUTION from TronicStudio on Vimeo.

Here’s an inspiring video showcasing origami animation at its best. It was directed and animated by Tronic as a commercial spot for AXA Insurance.

“The spot highlights the rapid evolution of mankind by showcasing an origami man transforming himself into some of the most important inventions throughout history,” description of project by Tronic studio.

If you dig it check this out.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:40 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

Transform your water bottle into an easy pour water picture

Here’s a clever idea for those of you that have not converted back to the tap. GR Lab, and industrial design firm has launched a simple yet innovative product called the ‘Aqua Jar’ that transforms any plastic bottle into an easy-pour pitcher. It is made up of the usual eco-friendly materials and is offered in three colors (orange, graphite and frost).


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:21 pm  

Monday, November 9, 2009

Did you Know….

Learn Something Everyday visualizes obscure facts like “In Equal Quantity a Lemon has More Sugar than a Strawberry.” Food for thought I guess. What is so intriguing about these small insights are the witty illustrations. To learn more see this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:38 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Masters in Branding

The School of Visual Arts has just launched a brand new one year degree program offering a Masters of Professional Studies in Branding! This program is the first of its kind in the United States and is chaired by Debbie Millman and co-founded by Steven Heller. The program offers students a unique opportunity to study with some of the most accomplished branding experts working today. To find out more click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:23 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not your average trash bag

If you are in the mood to dress-up your trash check-out Happy Sacks. At $16 a pop these unconventional bags designed by Wieden + Kennedy are guaranteed to spark conversation in the neighborhood.

Related Links:
Swiss Trash Bags
That’s some Funny Sh*t

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:13 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Facebook for Architects

The recently launched Architizer, a new social networking site for architects is being promoted as the “Facebook for Architects” The site is free to use, and enables members to link their personal, firm, and project profiles where they can display a new building, share photos of interesting projects, and have their work pinpointed on a global interactive map. For more on Architizer you know what to do.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:23 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

Regional Interpretations

Accomplished designer Jessica Walsh in collaboration with Alice Cho have put up some solid illustrations for the PRINT Annual that breaks down the geographical regions of the U.S. For more on the current issue go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:40 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Green Giant

Taipei 101 mainly known for being one of the tallest structures built to date will be teaming up with SL+A International Asia Inc., Siemens and EcoTech International Inc. to incorporate eco-upgrades in hopes to reduce annual cost by almost 20 Million annually. Harace Lin, Chairman of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, said on Monday, “As the world’s tallest [completed] building, Taipei 101 aims to raise people’s awareness about our environment and be a pioneer of international green building certification for existing buildings.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:08 am  
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