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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today is Earth day, Unchop a Tree

Maya Lin – Unchopping a Tree from What is Missing? Foundation on Vimeo.

Unchopping a Tree, part of Maya Lin’s last memorial entitled What is Missing?, debuted at COP15 during the Support REDD+ events sponsored by the Coalition for Rainforest Nations. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:15 pm  

Monday, April 19, 2010

A visual showcase of coffee lids

It’s Monday morning so we felt this Flickr set by sarcoptiform was appropriate. It is a great series that showcases the subtle differences in an average ‘coffee lid’

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:37 am  

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quote of the Week

“Don’t let your ideas stew for too long before moving into action.”

—Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter

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

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:35 am  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photos that changed the world

“Photographs do more than document history—they make it.” At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images showcases some of the most iconic images shared to the public, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can’t look away—or back.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:52 pm  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Visually interpreting the classified

“The Type Directors Club has asked these designers to find a classified/personal newspaper ad from their local community to “hijack” typographically. When redesigned, the once banal and disposable classified ads will be reinterpreted by the designer into a one-of-a-kind collectible poster.” The above is from Alex Trochut an ADC Young Gun and contributor to the ‘Beautifully Banal’ series. To view all entries go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:02 pm  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Comprehensive look at CS5

Comparing CS3-CS5

, if you haven’t heard is out. IDSGN has a comprehensive overview of the entire branding. The new version takes the visual language a bit further by incorporating a 3-Dimensional quality to the iconography and packaging graphics. Props to Tolleson Design for the packaging and the in-house team at Adobe for a job well done. Check idsgn for the full review.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:04 pm  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Call For Entries: Death is Not Justice

The poster for tomorrow competition for 2010 is now open for entries. This year the theme is the abolition of the death penalty. Learn how to participate here.

Excerpt from press release:
In 2009, countries with the highest number of executions were Iran (with at least 388 executions), Iraq (at least 120), Saudi Arabia (at least 69), and the United States (52). In China information regarding the death penalty remains a secret, but estimates show that China executes more people than the rest of the world combined.*

But there is hope—the number of people being executed around the world appears to be declining. And in December the United Nations will vote on a universal moratorium on the death penalty. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:33 pm  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thirsty for Change? Bottle It.

Did you know it takes at least 3 litres of water to make 1 litre of bottled water. 321 states: “Why buy water when you can bottle your own?” Find out more here.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:25 am  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All things Swiss

HowdyHeidi is a new blog paying homage to all things Swiss. It was designed Brooklyn’s favorite Swiss Designer ?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:01 am  

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Puma’s ‘Clever Little Bag’

The Fuse Project known for their innovative design solutions such as OLPC and NYC Condom teamed up with Puma to overhaul the packaging of their shoe box. They spent 21 months researching different boxes and packaging constructs, looking for the most efficient, sustainable way to get shoes to consumers. The new design literally gets rid of the standard shoe box and replaces it with a little bag and a cardboard sheet (seen above).

Fuse Project explains:
By providing structure to a cardboard sheet, the bag uses 65% less cardboard than the standard shoe box, has no laminated printing, no tissue paper, takes up less space and weighs less in shipping, and replaces the plastic retail bag. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:48 pm  
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