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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Have You Been Bitch Slapped??

Project Never is a design competition for designers, by designers. For those of you who believe your rejected concepts still kicks ass and deserves proper recognition, this is the venue for you.
Click here for more details.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:59 pm  

Friday, January 29, 2010

The “Beep Mug”

We stumbled upon the “Beep Mug” by Colin O’Dowd the other day and felt it was worth mentioning. Can’t you just see an entire series of explorations like the examples below.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:11 pm  

Friday, January 29, 2010

Si Scott interprets Dalai Llama

Over the last year we’ve collected over 65 quotes on design and culture in our Quote of the Week series. This find of Si Scott’s visualization of the Dalai Llama’s quote “Learn the Rules So You Know How To Break Them Properly” is quite nice.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:42 am  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Gentrification of Brooklyn

The latest MoCADA exhibition examines how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification.

As an off-shoot to the “The Gentrification of Brooklyn” exhibition artist Spector has planted a series of hand painted billboards in Brooklyn to coincide with the show at MoCADA. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:59 pm  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Surprise Bansky a No Show

Should we be surprised. When will this icon of street art come from the shadows. Sundance states:

“Unfortunately, the director of the next feature cannot be with us tonight,” states a representative at Sundance Film Festival, “but I have been asked to read this out he following message from Mister Banksy…”

To view the trailer of his movie showing at Sundance go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:34 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy or Crappy Day?

We felt these rings were appropriate given the current weather patterns in the Bay Area. Just when you think the sun is going to come out the clouds come rolling in.

Thanks Karen for the tip.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:23 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Peoples History…

Howard Zinn the Author of “A Peoples History of the United States” has passed away at the age of 87. His writing on history will continue to educate, inspire, and raise a more conscious awareness of our history. He will be missed.

Big Think the online think tank whose mission is to deliver progressive insights from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, had a chance to sit down with Howard Zinn—being one of his last public interviews. Go here to view all three.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:11 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Unveils iPAD

Photo from gettyimages

Photo from gettyimages

The much anticipated Apple iPAD was revealed by CEO Steve Jobs during an Apple Event on Wednesday in San Francisco. Jobs says “In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are going to have to be far better at doing some key tasks,” “We think we’ve got the goods. We think we’ve done it.”

Last week Frog Design dug into their archives and showcased an early prototype of the Apple Tablet named “Bashful”. Head over to Design Mind for the full story.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:50 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have the Munchies for Helvetica

The whole Helvetica thing has become a bit passé at this point, but these delicious cookie cutters are a must for any designer that spends time in the kitchen. Enjoy.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:59 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Visualizing Aid to Haiti

Since the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince earlier this month many entities have pledged money, GOOD Magazine’s latest transparency visualizes a list of those—through January 19—that have actually given $1 million or more. For the big view jump over to GOOD.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:41 pm  
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