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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photos that changed the world

“Photographs do more than document history—they make it.” At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images showcases some of the most iconic images shared to the public, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can’t look away—or back.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:52 pm  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Call For Entries: Death is Not Justice

The poster for tomorrow competition for 2010 is now open for entries. This year the theme is the abolition of the death penalty. Learn how to participate here.

Excerpt from press release:
In 2009, countries with the highest number of executions were Iran (with at least 388 executions), Iraq (at least 120), Saudi Arabia (at least 69), and the United States (52). In China information regarding the death penalty remains a secret, but estimates show that China executes more people than the rest of the world combined.*

But there is hope—the number of people being executed around the world appears to be declining. And in December the United Nations will vote on a universal moratorium on the death penalty. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:33 pm  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Haiti Poster Project

Ivan Chermayeff

The Haiti Poster Project
was a call for action that brought together artists and designers from around the world to benefit the victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th of this year. All limited edition posters submitted were donated by each individual artist with all money raised going to Doctors Without Borders. To view the collection go here.

Alonzo Felix

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:25 am  

Monday, March 1, 2010

Making a Better Tomorrow

Poster 4 Tomorrow, a non-profit initiative whose mission is to encourage people, both in and outside the design community, to make posters to spark constructive debate on issues that affect us all. Their theme (Death is not Justice) this year coincides with the World & European Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10th, 2010. On that day they intend to hold 100 exhibitions in 100 cities, curated by 100 local partner
organizations. Find out how you can contribute here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:01 am  

Friday, February 19, 2010

Impact! Design for Social Change Workshop

Impact! Design for Social Change is a brand new, six-week summer intensive workshop co-founded by Steven Heller of SVA and Mark Randall of Worldstudio.

The curriculum zeroes in on three aspects of design for social change: evolving your big idea, developing your pitch, and funding your project. These lessons will be divided into two tracks, as described below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:08 am  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Call for Entries: The Living Climate Change Video Challenge

Design 21 and IDEO have joined forces to host the Living Climate Change Video Challenge.

For details see below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:03 pm  

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Call For Entries: Haiti Poster Project

Moxie Sozo, the organizer of the 2005 Hurricane Poster Project has teamed up with Josh Higgings to produce a call for entries exhibition to benefit the victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti a few weeks ago. For more info go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:30 am  

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fairey contributes to Haiti relief effort

Shepard Fairey
, in collaboration with Studio One’s Cleon Peterson Casey Ryder, have designed this print for Artists For Peace and Justice. Sales start February 6th at Obey Giant with all proceeds of the sale of the print going to Haiti.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:01 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What Do You See?

Cruz Roja – Vagabundo from Javier Iñiguez de Onzoño on Vimeo.

This campaign by 4 students from the Miami Ad School in Madrid is worth a gander:

Every time we go to museums, we spend hours in front of paintings. Not just because of what is on the canvass, but also because of what is behind them.

Thanks for sharing Anaís:)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:25 am  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

GOOD Magazine Launches Design Competition For Haiti

GOOD magazine, has teamed up with PRE and Studio X to launch a design competition that seeks to rebuild Haiti. The call for entries asks creatives to come up with strategic, organizational, institutional, and/or architectural solutions to assist Haiti in their recovery efforts.

The winner of this month’s competition will receive half of the pooled entry fees, while the remaining half of the entry fees will be donated to the Haitian relief effort. Submit your ideas here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:40 am  
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