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Friday, April 29, 2011

Banksy’s Back

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Banksy’s dropped a new piece in central London (corner of Cleveland Street and Clipstone Street to be precise). It’s been speculated that the painting was created in reaction to the recent arrests of fellow street artists, Invader and Revok, in Los Angeles.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:28 pm  

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Fad That’s Here to Stay

This fun infographic visualizes the full scope of the social media phenomenon. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

Friday, April 29, 2011

What did you pay attention to today?

Here’s one more infographic for the books. We get a kick outta GOOD’s latest effort which makes one wonder if in fact nihilism is a widespread epidemic in our culture (given the over-exposure of one particular recent event, that is).

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:23 am  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Founding Fathers of Hipsterdom

A few years back, we shared a statement made by Adbusters that went a little something like this:

“We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product of all prior countercultures, it’s been stripped of its subversion and originality.”

Fast forward to 2011, and the creation of a new blog with the primary goal of proving “that hipsters aren’t original, they’re just trying to be like dear old dad.” Dads: The Original Hipsters manages to hit the nail right on its rusty head -and then some. The result is a critique that’s not only astute, but pretty damn funny too.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:03 am  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rolling Through The Bay

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

Artists do the darndest things. 35 years in the making, and artist Scott Weaver may still consider his elaborate kinetic structure of famous San Francisco landmarks a work in progress. More than 100,000 toothpicks were used in constructing this unusual work of art, aptly titled (as you may have guessed) “Rolling Through the Bay”.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:02 am  

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

IBM Gets Smart

We dig this latest effort by Ogilvy Paris. IBM’s Smarter Planet poster series use minimalistic graphics to drive home the message. On a similar note, peep this to learn about IBM’s recent centennial bash.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:00 am  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A New Take on Motion Pictures

It may be a tad creepy, but this image is a well-crafted animation made possible by a media format from back in the day. This new minimalism brings life to scenes without overpowering them, creating a form that’s both layered and informative. Dig, if you will, this interview of the folks behind the animated GIF series.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:01 am  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Complex Timeline of Graffiti Art

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Alfred Barr’s diagram on Cubism and Abstract Art, Daniel Feral revised the layout to illustrate the history and many influences of street art and graffiti.

This diagram was produced as part of PANTHEON‘s exhibition: an accumulation of 33 artists brought together to interpret and visually represent the journey of street art and New York City’s central role in advancing the art form to other geographies around the globe.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:00 am  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parking Vulturism 4.0

San Francisco just rolled out its SFPark system in eight pilot neighborhoods. SFPark uses sensors in parking spots to detect when they’re occupied. Using the SFPark website or iPhone app, citizens can see exactly where the free spaces are, as well as their exact price. Then, beginning this summer, the city will actually start changing the price of parking spaces based on demand. Rates will change as often as once a month, dropping to as little as $.25 per hour in places where demand is low and rising to as much as $6.00 per hour on the most congested city blocks.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:59 am  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Logos Stripped Down

You Took My Name is yet another interesting logo project we had the pleasure of coming across as of late.

In the artists’ words:

“We’re working on a series of paintings that strip famous logos back to their basic graphic forms. Creating pieces that we think are artworks in their own right.”

It’s unclear as to whether repurposed logos constitute “artworks in their own right”, but regardless, this study of highly recognizable brands is worth a view. For the entire series, check this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:04 am  
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