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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Look Closely

Dig this clever find we stumbled upon the other day.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:10 am  

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Socks Gets World Cup Fever

To celebrate the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Happy Socks has developed a collection of tubing based on the national colors of a selection of the world’s leading footballing nations. The usual perennial’s are represented from Brazil, to the 2006 World Cup Champion, Italy. The threads will be available on May 21st – just in time for the much awaited month long event.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:03 am  

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The 48 Hour Hustle

48 Hour Magazine
is out with their first publication appropriately named ‘Hustle’. The creatives behind the experiment explain, “From noon on May 7th through noon on the 9th, a team circled up around the original Rolling Stone conference table in Mother Jones’ offices to transform 1,502 submissions from around the world into a chorus of voices, all harmonizing around the same theme: hustle. 48 Hour Magazine features 60 pages of writers and artists from your favorite magazines sharing space with previously unpublished new talent, shaped by some of the best editors in the business.”

For a peak click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:10 pm  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Apparel for the design snob

We’re all for self-expression, but these font inspired tees appear a tad passé. The battle rages on right here…

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:07 pm  

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Giant Plastic Six-Pack Ring

From The Province: “Activists have entangled two sculpted porpoises in a giant plastic six-pack ring to protest the use of throwaway plastic and its impact on West Coast marine and wildlife.

The downtown Vancouver demonstration has been organized by the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) and Vancouver advertising agency Rethink. The PPC is trying to draw attention to the fact that plastic pollution covers millions of square kilometres of ocean in the North Pacific and in the North Atlantic. Scientists expect to find similar accumulation areas in the remaining oceanic gyres. There is no known way to clean up the plastic pollution in the oceans as the plastic particles are very small and circulate throughout the entire water column. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:40 pm  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Visualizing the cost of the Oil Spill in the Gulf

Good Magazine
has posted an informative infographic on the present cost of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See the expanded version here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:34 pm  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Stationery of Iniquity

Germany’s premier horror and suspense channel, 13th Street, has a branding system that is well, pretty damn gory.

You can view the whole series on

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:53 am  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Beware of The Dirty Dozen

In the current economy, many of us are looking for ways to cut costs. While buying organic is often preferred – Heidi Kenney’s downloadable Dirty Dozen Cheat Sheet can assist you in deciding whether it’s worth spending a little extra on organic bananas or organic apples, or the fruit/vegetable of your choice.

The quick-reference guide separates 27 common fruits and veggies into two categories: Those that usually have a low pesticide content and those that don’t.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:48 am  

Monday, May 3, 2010

See Better….. Learn Better

Fuseproject and the Mexican government have teamed up to create “See Better to Learn Better,” a free new program. Acclaimed designer Yves Béhar came up with this new collection of glasses, Collección Escolar 2010, made specifically for students. His glasses are customizable for changing fashions (and prescriptions) and they’re made of nearly-unbreakable Gilamid plastic. As part of the program, schools will offer free eye exams, and the glasses themselves, which will be produced locally in Mexico.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:43 am  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jammin’ in the Rain

Rain doesn’t have to be dreary. The Rain Drum is a beat making product that features mounted sound inputs on the exterior of an umbrella top that make different drum noises when raindrops touch it. The shade of the umbrella contains five wax-cloth coverings with varying elasticities to create a range of tones and frequencies, depending on the size and speed of the falling rain drop.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:38 am  
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