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Monday, December 1, 2008

“The Designer’s Review of Books”

We stumbled upon this a couple of days ago and felt it was an appropriate site to pass along for anyone looking for design books new and old. We’ve included a book from the Editor’s Picks section, a visually stunning book by artist/illustrator Jon Burgerman.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:05 am  

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Visual Read: Women of Design

Women of Design is now available in stores. Authors Byrony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit present this awesome resource that showcases extremely talented women in graphic design.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:54 pm  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Visual Read: Geometric

London design studio Kapitza just released a stunning book called Geometric. This resource book is full of 264 colored and black and white patterns including 100 pattern fonts on an accompanying CD that contains helpful tutorials that will enable you to generate your own original patterns.

Take note of the treatment of the cover – it folds out into a (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:14 am  

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Visual Read: 60, Unite for Children

60, Unite for Children
is a one of a kind limited edition book that brings together the likes of Joshua Davis, Renascent, The Ronin, Niko Stumpo, Si Scott and many more. All proceeds go to UNICEF. To purchase click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:20 am  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visual Read: Graphic Spaces

“Three D – Graphic Spaces” highlights a current trend in international graphic design.

More and more visual designers are staging three-dimensional scenarios and turning them into posters, flyers, book and magazine covers, and animated films. The result is new and evocative pictorial worlds that range from playfully arranged still lifes to room-filling installations. Common to them all is the use of analogue design techniques that give real objects precedence over perfectly simulated computer representations.

We’ve highlighted a few designer’s that have exlpored this trend from our archives for your perusal.

Shaz Madani, and Damien Poulain

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:05 am  

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Morning Inspiration

When it comes to bookmaking and design Allison Wilton’s got it on lock. For a peak into her world, press this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:10 am  

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fuel: The Lifeblood of Civilization

What is the future of fuel? We have already begun to see the effects of global warming caused by our consumption of the two energy giants, oil and coal. With the industrialization of developing countries, supply is becoming a bigger issue each year. How can we make a planetary effort to achieve sustainability?

Alphabet City has come out with a new book FUEL published by MIT Press that addresses some of these crucial issues. In addition to the book, Alphabet City will run a week long arts and ideas festival in Toronto. For more information on FUEL and previous themes Alphabet City has addressed click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:55 am  

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Visual Read: “Bastardised”

Bastardised is global identity project born in 2007 out of Bunch’s need to re-brand. The book showcases the wealth of creativity, beauty and humour found within 289 of the Bunchisms specially selected from 750 contributions.
To learn more click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:14 am  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Milton Glaser on Drawing

Milton Glaser’s new book “Drawing is Thinking” will be hitting the shelves in late November. This will be his third book in collaboration with Overlook Press.

In Drawing is Thinking, the drawings depicted are meant to be experienced sequentially, so that the viewer not only follows Glaser through these pages, but comes to inhabit his mind. The drawings represent a range of subject matter taken from throughout Glaser’s career.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:01 am  

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Book Release: Women of Design


Women Of Design: Influence And Inspiration From The Original Trailblazers To The New Groundbreakers hits the stands in December.

The two creators behind this much needed design resource are Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio, co-founders of

The book explores the reasons why women are not celebrated as equally as their male counterparts despite the fact that women represent more than half of the talent pool.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:42 am  
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