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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Greener Gadgets Conference

The 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference will be in full swing come the end of February. The image above is “The Power Hog” one of the highlights from last years conference. Find out more details here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:48 am  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Virgin London Marathon

Illustrator slash designer slash artist Andy Rementer has put his illustrative characters in motion with promotional videos for the 2010 Virgin London Marathon. Check the video out here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:39 am  

Monday, January 18, 2010

3rd generation One Laptop Per Child

Twice as thin as an iPhone, semi-flexible 8.5″ by 11″ touchscreen, wireless induction charging and energy consumption under one watt and costing $75. The third generation One Laptop Per Child is still in conceptual stage and is being designed by Yves Behar. The expected release date is 2012 and only time will tell if it warrants the hype. For more on the XO-3 click here (optimistic) or here (pessimistic).

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:09 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

Logorama

Logorama by H5 from Grafik Magazine on Vimeo.

Four years in the making, H5′s animation feature (as seen above) looks intriguing. The film originally debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, earning the Best Short Film honor in the Cannes Critics’ Week Competition.

Logorama is 17 minutes of Hollywood blockbuster action, rife with car chases, natural disasters, and hostage-taking, but created entirely out of real world logotypes and brand characters. In it, you’ll see the Michelin Man, the Haribo kid, Bob’s Big Boy, Mr. Pringle and Ronald McDonald, but in some very unfamiliar roles playing the classic movie archetypes of good guys, bad guys and foils.

Anyone know where it’s screening?

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:39 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

To Haiti, With Love

Last week we posted about Architecture for Humanity’s efforts in helping the citizens of Port-au-Prince rebuild after the 7.0 earthquake that hit on the 12th of January. VC’s own Sky Obercam recently compiled a comprehensive list of organizations all focused on providing assistance and aid for Clutch Magazine. Find out how you can help here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:18 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hanger Tea


This clever concept by designer Soon Mo Kang transforms an ordinary tea bag into the shape of a t-shirt. Who’d a thunk it?

The container that houses the tea bags stays with the concept by mimicking a closet – with a sliding door and all. A bit excessive and wasteful in terms of material, but well done nonetheless.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Light Painting

STREETLIGHT collectif presents from Louligan on Vimeo.

Here’s a visual find to jump start your day. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:55 am  

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quote of the Week

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.”

Lou Dorfsman

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:09 pm  

Friday, January 15, 2010

Street View Advertising

Google is expanding its reach having filed a patent application for a method to automagically detect billboards in Streetview-type imagery and replace them in real time with Google’s own dynamically-generated google ads. So far it hasn’t been implemented, but is an interesting concept to keep a close eye on.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:32 am  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Soccerball Packaging

South Korean design firm Unplug Design has developed a concept to deliver footballs (soccerballs) to poor children in third world countries who don’t have the resources or means to purchase their own. The Dream Ball design overlays patterns onto aid packages, such that children can build their own footballs through reuse of the cardboard.

Unplug Design explains the concept below:

To the children in The Third World; Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Congo and etc, who can’t enjoy football freely because of poverty, war and natural disaster, having a football means a lot and can be a dream and hope to escape from their poor life.

However, the children are so poor that they can not buy a football. So, they play football with the ball made of plastic bag or coconut palm leaves, therefore giving them their own footballs which can give them hope. This is our aim for this project.

This is an interesting concept, but we have to wonder how practical it really is. Noted football icon Pele, grew up in similar circumstances and made due with rags and grapefruits to master his skills. Thoughts?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:17 pm  
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