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Monday, November 30, 2009

Helsinki named World Design Capital for 2012

Helsinki will follow Turin, Italy ’08 and Seoul, Korea ’10 as a World Design Capital for 2012.
The World Design Capital is a city promotion project celebrating the merits of design to a chosen city every two years.

“This is a magnificent achievement for Helsinki. It is an important recognition for us and our collaborators Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti, as well as for all the participating organizations and individuals. We have received a unique opportunity and will be taking every advantage of it, for both enjoyment and good for all,” says Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen.

For more on WDC click here.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:25 am  

Monday, November 16, 2009

Designism 4.0

Designism is now in its fourth year and due to go down this week at the ADC. The annual forum explores the responsibility and experiences of designers and creatives to drive social and political change through their work and career focus. A few of the featured speakers are Bill Drenttel of Winterhouse, Paula Scher of Pentagram, Mark Randall of Worldstudio, and Black Mycoskie of TOMS shoes. For more on this weeks event you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:48 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Socially Conscious Geek: Makin’ Money While Doin’ Good

“The Socially Conscious Geek: Makin’ Money While Doin’ Good” is a proposed panel for the 2010 South By Southwest Interactive conference. The conference planners have received over 2,200 proposals for panels and only 300 will be chosen, so as part of the process they’re asking people to vote for ones they find interesting. If you would like to help make sure that socially conscious design is something that’s talked about at the event, please take a moment to sign up and vote for it HERE.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:36 am  

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Color of Money

Fabrica has been invited by the cultural space CarréRotondes in Luxemburg to present Colors of Money, an exhibition exploring the approaches, uses and understanding of currency through art.

Based on the 73rd issue of Colors Magazine (Money, winter 2007/2008), Colors of Money posits that “money is an illusion”, highlighting the myriad contradictions embodied in the all-embracing role money has come to play in modern society.

To learn more about the exhibition click here.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:22 am  

Friday, July 3, 2009

Feast on this

The Feast Conference brings together innovators from across industries and society to empower, inspire and engage each other in creating world-shaking change. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:26 am  

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Urban Forest Project

San Francisco has joined the growing list of cities to launch the ‘Urban Forest Project’— an initiative of Worldstudio.

Each local project incorporates an environmental call to action such as tree planting initiatives. The program can easily be adapted to address a number of green and creative initiatives in a variety of ways to shape a project that is unique and expressive of the local community.

The deadline for this initiative is June 12th. To learn more click here.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:55 am  

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NYC vs. London

Back in February we wrote about ‘Secret Wars’ a freestyle event that brings creatives together to battle it out on a blank 20 foot canvass.

From June 12–22 Secret Wars will be hosting a series of events culminating into a final throw-down between NYC and London-based artists. For more details you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:26 pm  

Monday, May 11, 2009

26 Alphabets by 26 Artists

Animalphabet by Helen Lang

Said Why Eggs?
is a new exhibition that features works by 26 artists, printers, graphic designers and their interpretations of the alphabet.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:31 am  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fashioning Felt

Photo via Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt’s Fashioning Felt exhibition explores how versatile one of the earliest techniques of textile making actually is, as well as how it’s being used in contemporary design.

This past week we had the luxury of speaking with artist/educator Rachel Miller, who will be teaching “The Fabric of Fashion,” a workshop at the Cooper Hewitt this spring.

Miller says… “This exhibition displayed some of the most diverse and innovative works in the felt medium. Being that felting is one of the most ancient fiber techniques, this exhibition shows incredible versatility: from fashion, to installation, industry, product design, and interior design. As a fiber artist myself, I find great inspiration in seeing how this historical medium has such strong contemporary presence in both the arts and design world, and it is an exhibition that is definitely worth seeing.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:14 am  

Thursday, April 30, 2009

10th Annual National Design Awards

Salvor Projects: Eye Scarf

The Cooper Hewitt has just announced the finalists and winners of this years National Design Awards. The so-called Oscars of Design. Peak hear to see the selections. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:39 pm  
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