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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

High-Fashion Garbage Bags

The Louis Vuitton shoulder bag that is being described as utilitarian has an obscene price tag of $1960.00 a piece. The only place these bags belong is the garbage.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:24 am  

Friday, February 5, 2010

Misery Loves Company; Kleenex With a Heart

Design students of professor Sylvain Allard have developed an amusing, empathetic series of tissue packaging explorations, much like the ones pictured above by student Corinne Pant. Head over to UQAM for the full series.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:05 am  

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fairey contributes to Haiti relief effort



Shepard Fairey
, in collaboration with Studio One’s Cleon Peterson Casey Ryder, have designed this print for Artists For Peace and Justice. Sales start February 6th at Obey Giant with all proceeds of the sale of the print going to Haiti.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:01 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thinking Green in 2010

We recently received a copy of the 2010 Think Green Calendar by EIGA, a design firm out of Germany. The calendar shows contemporary “Eco-typography” and special “green works” of designers from various disciplines worldwide. “Think Green!” creates a stimulating visual inventory of the fusion of ecology and design. For more on the Think Green Calendar you know what to do.

Image by David Oberholtzer:

(more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:27 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What Do You See?

Cruz Roja – Vagabundo from Javier Iñiguez de Onzoño on Vimeo.

This campaign by 4 students from the Miami Ad School in Madrid is worth a gander:

Every time we go to museums, we spend hours in front of paintings. Not just because of what is on the canvass, but also because of what is behind them.

Thanks for sharing Anaís:)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:25 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

GOOD Magazine Launches Design Competition For Haiti

GOOD magazine, has teamed up with PRE and Studio X to launch a design competition that seeks to rebuild Haiti. The call for entries asks creatives to come up with strategic, organizational, institutional, and/or architectural solutions to assist Haiti in their recovery efforts.

The winner of this month’s competition will receive half of the pooled entry fees, while the remaining half of the entry fees will be donated to the Haitian relief effort. Submit your ideas here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:40 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fashionable Cleaning?


Hmmm… We’re not so sure about these peculiar mitts…

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:04 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project M in Hawaii for next session

You heard it.

“Sometimes you have to make it really cool.”

Project M is now accepting applications for its next session in Hilo Hawaii. Deadline for submissions are February 26th. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:23 am  

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Flying 101

The new brand developed by South Africa’s Kulula airlines is quite unique in that it is a visual 101 guide on parts of the airplane. Ever wonder where the black box was located? Well, now you’ll know.

For more airline branding dig this comprehensive catalog of airline symbols.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:22 pm  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Michael Bierut Talks Clients

2010/01 Michael Bierut from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

In January, Michael Bierut was invited to speak at SwissMiss’ Creative Mornings. His insight on the issue of “clients” is a must see for any working designer. It’s an hour long, but well worth your time.

Thanks Tushar, for sharing

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:47 am  
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