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Monday, April 26, 2010

Design For The Other 90%

The National Geographic Museum will open a new exhibition this Wednesday, April 28 called Design for the Other 90%, a touring exhibition from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in NYC. The exhibition takes a look at designers who are developing solutions that address basic needs for the vast majority of the world’s population not traditionally served by professional designers. Of the world’s 6.5 billion people, 90% have few to none of the basic necessities required for progress and survival.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:24 pm  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Defining The Value of Design

It took 1 money counter and 2218 custom bills to create this well done stop-action video to help promote the 2010 Design Currency Conference that will be held in Vancouver later this month. The theme of this years event is ‘Defining the Value of Design’. Hat tip to the creatives at Giant Ant Media and Rethink. For more on the event go here.

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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  

Monday, February 15, 2010

1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

The 99% Conference will be in full swing this spring in NYC. The list of speakers attending this year is impressive(Sagmeister, Maeda, and the like). The event is focused on bringing ideas to life—transforming a vision into a reality. For tickets go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:09 pm  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Michael Bierut Talks Clients

2010/01 Michael Bierut from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

In January, Michael Bierut was invited to speak at SwissMiss’ Creative Mornings. His insight on the issue of “clients” is a must see for any working designer. It’s an hour long, but well worth your time.

Thanks Tushar, for sharing

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:47 am  

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Gentrification of Brooklyn

The latest MoCADA exhibition examines how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification.


As an off-shoot to the “The Gentrification of Brooklyn” exhibition artist Spector has planted a series of hand painted billboards in Brooklyn to coincide with the show at MoCADA. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:59 pm  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Greener Gadgets Conference

The 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference will be in full swing come the end of February. The image above is “The Power Hog” one of the highlights from last years conference. Find out more details here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:48 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  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spark launches San Francisco Chapter

Spark, a design association that began in NYC last year has recently launched a chapter in San Francisco.

The association is a membership group that is comprised of independent designers who meet each month to enlighten each other on the business and creative issues that are relevant to small design studios.

For more information and updates about SparkSF and SparkNYC and our events, join our mailing list.

via MSLK:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:11 pm  

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Reflections: The Designers Accord Global Summit on Sustainability & Education

Andrea Mangini, a lead experience designer at Adobe Systems has written a fabulous article for Core77 that is worth a read. The piece reflects on the ideas and concepts that were shared at the Designers Accord Global Summit on Sustainability and Education that went down in late October in San Francisco.

Excerpt from article:
“We were facing the ambitious task of co-creating and publishing a toolkit for integrating principles of sustainability into design education. In a sense, we were being challenged to collaboratively design the next generation of designers.”

To read the full piece click here.

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