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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project M in Hawaii for next session

You heard it.

“Sometimes you have to make it really cool.”

Project M is now accepting applications for its next session in Hilo Hawaii. Deadline for submissions are February 26th. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:23 am  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nature’s Revenge…Continued

We’ve been diggin’ on Ludos’ work for quite sometime. Check these new creations by the Parisian street artist.

Peep below for (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:42 am  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Visualizing Aid to Haiti

Since the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince earlier this month many entities have pledged money, GOOD Magazine’s latest transparency visualizes a list of those—through January 19—that have actually given $1 million or more. For the big view jump over to GOOD.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:41 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

3rd generation One Laptop Per Child

Twice as thin as an iPhone, semi-flexible 8.5″ by 11″ touchscreen, wireless induction charging and energy consumption under one watt and costing $75. The third generation One Laptop Per Child is still in conceptual stage and is being designed by Yves Behar. The expected release date is 2012 and only time will tell if it warrants the hype. For more on the XO-3 click here (optimistic) or here (pessimistic).

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:09 pm  

Monday, January 18, 2010

To Haiti, With Love

Last week we posted about Architecture for Humanity’s efforts in helping the citizens of Port-au-Prince rebuild after the 7.0 earthquake that hit on the 12th of January. VC’s own Sky Obercam recently compiled a comprehensive list of organizations all focused on providing assistance and aid for Clutch Magazine. Find out how you can help here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:18 pm  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Soccerball Packaging

South Korean design firm Unplug Design has developed a concept to deliver footballs (soccerballs) to poor children in third world countries who don’t have the resources or means to purchase their own. The Dream Ball design overlays patterns onto aid packages, such that children can build their own footballs through reuse of the cardboard.

Unplug Design explains the concept below:

To the children in The Third World; Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Congo and etc, who can’t enjoy football freely because of poverty, war and natural disaster, having a football means a lot and can be a dream and hope to escape from their poor life.

However, the children are so poor that they can not buy a football. So, they play football with the ball made of plastic bag or coconut palm leaves, therefore giving them their own footballs which can give them hope. This is our aim for this project.

This is an interesting concept, but we have to wonder how practical it really is. Noted football icon Pele, grew up in similar circumstances and made due with rags and grapefruits to master his skills. Thoughts?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:17 pm  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Architecture for Humanity Response to Haiti Crisis


Image via Mashable

Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti in this time of crisis. We would like to highlight Architecture for Humanity’s efforts and response to the Haiti crisis after the 7.0 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince on the 12th on January. To learn more on Architecture for Humanities efforts and how to support their cause click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:42 am  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Call For Entries: Culture Counts

From Press Release:
The best hope for peace in the world – yet one of the biggest challenges – is the pursuit of better communication and understanding between different civilizations, cultures and peoples. To help UNESCO achieve this objective, DESIGN 21: Social Design Network – an online platform founded by Felissimo and UNESCO to promote design for the greater good – launched the Culture Counts competition. Designers across the globe are asked to submit poster designs that celebrate 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:51 pm  

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Calendar: Think Green

More than 100 designers will be published in the publication. 53 designers have a special podium as a weekly theme. “Think Green!” creates for the year 2010, a visual inventory of the topic of ecology and design. In addition to individual, for this project developed typography, the calendar shows ideas in the context of raw materials, energy and the environment in different countries.

We were lucky enough to be asked to be represented in this showcase of progressive work and are anxiously awaiting our copy. To learn more about EIGA—the people behind it and how to snag a copy for 2010 click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:33 am  

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Design Revolution Roadshow


The Design Revolution Road Show
is a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing “product design that empowers” to 25 high schools and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010 brought to you by Project H. To learn more on this traveling exhibition see this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:14 am  
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