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Monday, April 25, 2011

Sculpted Words

Every year CPNB (Col­lec­tive­ Pro­mo­tion Dutch Lit­er­a­ture) organ­izes Dutch Book Week with the aim of pro­moting Dutch ­lit­er­a­ture, and every year a spe­cific genre is pro­filed. This year: Autobiography. The official theme is ‘Geschreven­Portret­ten’, or in other words, ‘Writ­ten Por­traits’.

Ad agency Van Wanten Etcetera commissioned Souverein to fashion a number of sculptural book ‘portraits’ which bare the likeness of each of the esteemed autobiographers. Included among them are Anne Frank, Vincent Van Gogh, Louis Van Gall and Kader Abdolah.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:03 am  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration

Stunning minimalist posters by Mark Brooks for Santa Monica Legitimate Wear in Barcelona.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:02 am  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Call For Entries: Ideas that Matter

Sappi Fine Paper North America is now accepting entries for their Ideas That Matter grant program. They started the program “to recognize and support designers who donate their time and talent to create communications materials for a wide range of charitable activities.” Applications for proposals must be postmarked by July 15. To find out more, you know the drill.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:00 am  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eastern Eggs for the Holiday

In an effort to assist Japan in their momentous healing and rebuilding efforts, The British Red Cross, in combination with the Egg-Bot and a select group of artists offer the Eastern Egg. Not only do all proceeds go towards the BRC’s Japan Tsunami Appeal, but donors may get the chance to watch their egg being printed (by the Egg-Bot itself) via webcam.

Respect to IIHIH

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:26 am  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Dig this well-done video short by Andrew McCarthy that features one of our favorite topics: Symbolism.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:04 am  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Century of IBM

We may have slept on this one, but IBM’s centennial film which outlines their evolution and accomplishments is most definitely worth a view. Pay close attention to their thinking on design 6 minutes in. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:00 am  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reflections of Self-Esteem

We rather like Akin Bilgic’s SF Mirrors Project. The function is antithesis of advertising billboards and posters in which companies constantly remind us that we are hopelessly incomplete without their their goods/services. The uplifting messages on these mirrors are designed to “spread a bit of random happiness” to the good people of San Francisco as they go about their days, and nights.

By way of PFSK

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:38 am  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Logos That Keep It Real

Honest Logos” by Viktor Hertz illustrate the real nature of some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:19 am  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Goods on How your taxes are spent

In honor of tax day the people over at GOOD visualize ‘how our taxes are spent’. To view the infographic in actual size, you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:18 am  

Monday, April 18, 2011

RomneyFresh or AquaMitt?

Team Romney appears to be pulling out all the stops to assure victory next year. Recently he unveiled the brand new Mitt Romney logo which a New York Magazine staffer likened to the Aquafresh emblem. The commentary is as follows:

You know [Romney's] pretty serious about this because he’s already come up with a slogan (“Believe in America” — unlike Obama!) and a logo: a wavy, tricolor R that, as our video editor Sarah noticed, is reminiscent of Aquafresh toothpaste. Probably so that every time you brush your teeth, you’ll associate that fresh, clean feeling with the fresh ideas and clean break with the past that Romney will bring to Washington. Or maybe Romney’s logo people waited until the last minute and then frantically looked around the apartment for inspiration. Either way, the Aquafresh people are probably pretty pumped about all the free advertising they’re going to get when Mitt runs.


Only time will tell if the Romney brand will have the same impact and momentum on the American People as the Obama brand, but we’re not holding our breath.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:40 am  
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