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Monday, May 23, 2011

Identity Complex

While following the trend on logo distortion, or deconstruction in some cases, we stumbled upon this site which presents “brand identities with split personalities.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:00 am  

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Fluff: If This Summer’s Movies Kept it Real

Brought to you by the folks at Shiznit, this selection of posters cuts through the bullshit and addresses the essence of of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:03 pm  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quote of the Week

“Where do ideas come from? From looking at one thing and seeing another.”

Saul Bass

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:52 am  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spend Money. Long Live Walmart.

The findings of this Walmart/Sam’s Club growth pattern chart may have been compared to the spread of wildfire but our first impression was the proliferation of an aggressive, deadly disease. Props to FlowingData for keeping us up to speed on the invasion.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:53 am  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music, Typified.

Peep this series of posters which visualize musical genres using just one shape and one type apiece. While some manage to hit the mark, a few fall a tad short of their representational goals, if you will. For the complete series you know the drill.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:52 am  

Monday, May 16, 2011

It’s Half Past Yellow: The Colour Clock by Look At Jack

Another amusing find: The ‘Colour Clock’ is a minimalistic screensaver that represents time as a hexadecimal color value. Give it a whirl if you feel so inclined.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:51 am  

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Fear of Failure

Milton Glaser – on the fear of failure. from Berghs' Exhibition '11 on Vimeo.

To promote their graduation exhibition this spring, students from the Berghs School of Communication invited prominent creatives to offer their insight into the common affliction. Nutritious food for thought…

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:50 am  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Appetite for Destruction

This unique infographic takes a creative approach to illustrating wartime bloodshed from 1915-present. Using approximation, the 100 Years of World Cuisine aims to “put a picture on these digits. A shocking, gory picture, like the reality of war. We wanted to give context, like a scale on which we could visualize each conflict next to the others.” In other words, demonstrate the bloody truth of war: Bloodthirst.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:01 am  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Personalize Your Shower Experience


VC is a big fan of DIY projects such as this. Ty shower curtains come complete with a permanent black marker to Draw-It-Yourself. In the mood for even more self expression? Check this and that.

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:57 am  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Canvas Experiment

We dig this interesting play on the virtual/tangible dynamic.Perfect Fools’ latest interactive Converse installation features 480 individually powered Chuck Taylor All Stars, each acting as a pixel in a giant screen.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:50 am  
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