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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Alphabet by Alessandro Novelli

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

“The Alphabet”, an animated short by Alessandro Novelli features morphing letters of the alphabet—each letter in the sequence represents the first letter of a type of font. Enjoy!

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:56 am  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wrinkles of the City

JR, an ambitious photographer and recent recipient of the 2011 TED Award, has recently released a video short based on his exhibition work completed while in Shanghai called ‘Wrinkles of the City’ that is worth a look.
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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:47 am  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daytum: An App to Visualize Your Life’s Statistics

For the last couple of years Nicholas Felton has obsessively documented his daily life with arbitrary statistics—the eventual result of his data collection are stunning visualizations in infographic form.

With the release of his Daytum iPhone App you can now do the same. Daytum enables you to record and visualize data about your own life. You decide what to keep track of and Daytum automatically creates the graphs. To learn more or to download the FREE app go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:26 am  

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote of the Week

“A work of art is realized when form and content are indistinguishable. When they are in synthesis. In other words, when they fuse.”

-Paul Rand

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:38 am  

Friday, January 7, 2011

A tribute to most viewed videos on youtube

Given the recent buzz Ted Williams has received from his viral youtube video we felt this homage poster to the most viewed videos of 2010 was worth a mention. For details on the designers process go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:59 am  

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Starbucks Celebrates 40 years with a New Look

To coincide with their 40th anniversary, Starbucks is set to launch a redesign of their logo. Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, says that the new logo embraces and respects their identity while evolving into a company poised for future success. In this video, the CEO says that the logo at the core is the same, but with the Siren superseding the original wordmark, Starbucks positions itself to complete their goal of merely being a purveyor of coffee.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:46 am  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Color!!


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True to form, Pantone brings us its’ annual selection of color of the year. Pantone’s own colorologists have declared Honeysuckle as the chroma of choice. The rational for the color also known as Pantone 18-2120 is as follows:

While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”

The previous 5 years (2006-2010), Pantone selected Sand Dollar, Chili Pepper, Blue Iris, Mimosa & Turquoise, respectively. Head over to Pantone’s site for more, including their 2011 Color of the Year Palettes.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:56 pm  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winners of The “Sustainable Refrainables” Poster Design Competition: You Be the Judge

Core 77 says:
We just wrapped up the “Sustainable Refrainables” Poster Design Competition and we’re asking for your help to choose 5 winners who will each receive a copy of Adobe’s CS5 Master Collection. The most popular entry and the Jury choice will each receive an additional $500 cash. The winning posters will be exhibited at Compostmodern later this month and displayed in bus shelters during San Francisco’s Design Week, June 13-19, 2011.

Remember, you need to be logged-in to vote!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:51 pm  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Nature of ArtScience

Singapore’s extravagant Marina By Sands Casino and Resort introduces a museum whose design is one of a kind. The Art Science Museum building, designed by green enthusiast Moshie Safadie, is described as one resembling a lotus flower or outreached hand allowing the roof to collect copious amounts of water and light for direct museum consumption.

Made Possible by Inhabitat

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:31 pm  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From Big Houses, Little Ones

Naruse-Inokuma Architects have come up with something that’s not only eco-friendly, but innovative and functional as well. These house-shaped sticky tabs – or IE-TAGs (“ie” is Japanese for “house”) – originate from wood debris from actual houses.

via Design Milk

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

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