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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Reza Abedini

Reza Abedini is an AGI member & award-winning designer/educator living and working in Iran. He’s well known for his visually stunning posters which rely heavily upon modern Persian typography in combination with strong, iconic graphics.

Here’s an excerpt from an interview by Laurence Madrelle via AGI:

“Persian culture is so poetic and has so many different aspects. I have chosen to work in the cultural fields of graphic design and I hope I will be able to make a unique Persian visual dialect, a dialect that may bring back the original Persian poetic sense.”

To read the entire interview click here.

Selected Posters:


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:58 am  

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Emil Kozak

We’ve bestowed Emil with the honorary title this week. He’s a young talent with a fresh, hip style.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:35 am  

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Designer Spotlight

Chaz Maviyane’s work is bold, powerful, and passionate. This particular poster, called “Freedom of Speech,” refers to the tragic bombing of a Zimbabwean independent daily paper 6 years ago. We’d like to think of Maviyane as somewhat of a “designer activist.” His visual translation of current global issues is daring as well as thought-provoking.

Chaz is best known for his work on issues of consumerism, health, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. He’s been a leader in this field for over 20 years as an educator and design professional. Maviyane-Davies has worked in Britain, Japan, Malaysia, the US and Zimbabwe where he ran the internationally known design studio “The Maviyane-Project” in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The political conditions in conjunction with the voice of his studio compelled him to leave Zimbabwe to the U.S. in 2001. He is currently a professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Design in Boston.

We have selected a few of his bold posters for your perusal. To learn more about Chaz click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:16 pm  

Monday, August 4, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Alex Trochut

We have posted pieces of Alex’s before, he is a true talent based out of Barcelona, Spain. His work is a balance between illustration and graphic design. Somehow he molds the two together and creates work that is beautiful and original. wrote a brief article about him that included a short sit-down interview.

You can view his work at

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:03 pm  

Monday, July 28, 2008

Design Innovator: LeRoy Winbush

Leroy Winbush, an innovator in graphic design, received the AIGA medal for 2008. This award is one of the most distinguished in the field. To learn more click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:23 am  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Designer Spotlight

James Victore, if you don’t know him. You should. He has been a favorite for years.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:28 pm  

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