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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Branding Vancouver

The video above takes you through the design process and design thinking behind the overall look and feel of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:11 am  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tiny Origami Treasures



Mui-Ling Teh
takes the art of Origami to a miniature size with pieces so small they are barely visible to the naked eye. She laboriously creates the tiny pieces using paper, scissors and tweezers. The smallest of these tiny models is just 2mm which can be seen in the below image.

Mui-Ling says: “This skill definitely requires a lot of patience; some models require much more patience than others; especially when folding a different design for the first time,” she said. “Generally I am a patient person and I have to be in a calm state in order to do one of these models; or sometimes I fold something to calm me down.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Floppy Disk Art

London-based artist Nick Gentry recycles obsolete floppy disks to form the foundation of his evocative, moody portraits.

He explains:
“Floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and audio cassettes. As a child growing up in the 80s and 90s this combination played a massive part in how I learned about the world. Favourite films, albums, games and even personal recordings were all stored on there. The whole world was totally reliant on these physical media formats. Now suddenly we are at a time where they are obsolete, replaced by countless intangible data files. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quote of the Week

If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.

Michael Bierut

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

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:38 am  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Call for Entries: The Living Climate Change Video Challenge

Design 21 and IDEO have joined forces to host the Living Climate Change Video Challenge.

For details see below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:03 pm  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Meet the ‘Helveticons’


A little sumthin for the Helvetica fans. Helveticons are 245 inspired icons based on the Helvetica Bold typeface. For a preview go here.

Thanks Tushar for the tip.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:40 pm  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Innovative Recycle Containers

The city of Barcelona with the guidance of their Environmental Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Ros Roca and Nord Engineering, now have public recycling containers that are thoughtful in design, and intuitive usability.

The containers include identification elements to make it easier for all people to locate and distinguish between them in public spaces. Each waste category is associated with a color: organic—brown, general waste—grey, cardboard and paper—blue, plastic packaging—yellow and glass—green. Containers are lined up in the same order everywhere, making it easy for the blind or visually-impaired to identify them.

For more innovative recycling containers see below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:28 pm  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Half Full or Half Empty?

The Optimist is a self-promotional holiday wine bottle by Siquis. Every year Siquis designs a custom wine bottle label for their clients with a different designer taking on the task. This year’s graphic plays on the “half empty/half full” concept. Obviously, once the recipient rotates the bottle to fill their glass, the glass on the label becomes half full.

Detail:

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Feeling Optimistic? Have a Drink.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:29 pm  

Monday, February 15, 2010

1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

The 99% Conference will be in full swing this spring in NYC. The list of speakers attending this year is impressive(Sagmeister, Maeda, and the like). The event is focused on bringing ideas to life—transforming a vision into a reality. For tickets go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:09 pm  

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Showing some love

Illustrator Thomas Fuchs has been on our radar for a minute. A while back, he began ‘A Heart a Day’— where he explored clever, witty illustrations that pertain to the theme of “love and hate”. Week after week, it appears as though he ups the anty – so to speak. In light of V-Day, we’d like to showcase a few of our favorites.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:49 pm  
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