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Friday, January 9, 2009

The Book Cover Archive

The Book Cover Archive Features:
• 800+ books and 180+ designers
• Cross-indexed meta data
• Custom comments system
• Fully browseable master list of all content
• Smart URLs
• Smart keyword searches

Have fun with this one!

via Urbanpreschool:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:49 pm  

Monday, December 15, 2008

Architecture Posters of 2008

Archinect has published this interesting and comprehensive round up of recent architecture lecture posters from Fall 2008.

via Core77:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:29 am  

Sunday, December 7, 2008

How Is The AIGA Helping Designers Survive the Recession?

Signs indicate that over the next two years, times will get pretty tough for designers. Richard Grefé has written this informative article that outlines valuable suggestions as to what designers can do during difficult times.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:55 am  

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Are you down with the Grid?

Some of us at Visual Culture come from a Swiss-inspired background, so when we saw this on Swissmiss we had to post it. The Grid System is a valuable resource for anyone interested in applying the grid to their work.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:02 pm  

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  

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Good Read

Arabesque: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia, gives you a closer look at contemporary graphic design in the Middle East. The work is visually stunning, has a strong focus on typography and presents a myriad of modern Arabic fonts and typefaces. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:30 pm  

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Creative Intersection: Icograda eNews

Icograda, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, posts weekly eNews with updates and articles from the global design community. Visual Culture co-founder David Oberholtzer recently contributed an article on sustainability called “Paper Addicts Anonymous”. Here’s an excerpt:

“As designers, we consume massive amounts of paper and various print materials, so it’s safe to say that we’ve all done our part in contributing to this current environmental quagmire. In spite of this, I’m certain that the design community can adopt more sustainable practices and reduce our carbon footprint in the process.”

Click here to read the entire article.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:04 pm  

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ridiculous Design Rules

Ridiculous Design Rules is a new blog that pokes fun at those stuffy and pretentious qualities that seem to characterize so many designers these days.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:53 am  

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Design Talk: Karim Rashid

Yes…It’s a fact. We are big fans of Karim Rashid’s work. So naturally, we felt compelled to post this interview where he shares his thoughts on design, its accessability, and its future.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:32 am  

Monday, August 25, 2008

I love typography

This insightful and well written blog, fully equipped with a “font acumen” game, is an ideal resource for the typography enthusiast.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:59 am  
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