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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Typography Mapping

Pentagram’s Harry Pearce and Jason Ching designed a series of stunning posters for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. To see the entire series you know the drill.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:17 am  

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twitter Community Visualized

Here’s an interesting infographic visualizing the twitter community if there were only 100 people. We want to know who the loud mouths are…

Thanks Sarah for the tip!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:12 pm  

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran’s Political system explained

This graphic chart visually explains the complexities of Iran’s political system which combines elements of democracy and religion. To view a larger example head over to Buzzfeed.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:33 am  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sinking Ships

GOOD Magazines’ latest Transparency takes a closer look at the 20 of the largest bankruptcies ever—8 of which have happened in the last two years. Just last week General Motors joined the list of sinking ships at #4. To view the info graphic at full size peak over at GOOD.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:10 pm  

Monday, June 8, 2009

Social Media Venn Diagram

Share this Social Media Venn Diagram Tee by Despair, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:47 am  

Monday, June 8, 2009

San Francisco Earthquake Quiz

QuakeQuizSF, is a simple but effective quiz geared to inform citizens of the Bay Area on what to do in the event of an earthquake. This reminds us a bit of The Los Angeles Earthquake: Get Ready initiative that went down last fall, but on a smaller scale. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:19 am  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

NYSAT Project Map

For those of you that missed it. You can now access the artwork created during the NYSAT project that went down in NYC a few weeks ago through google maps.

In an attempt to build a coherent vision of what took place the 25th, this map offers images of 189 NPA city Outdoor advertising locations. Of those 189, nearly 130 show their progression from illegal ad locations, to whitewashed messaging boards, to artworks and communications created by concerned public individuals. The project, Lasting not much more than 24hrs, covered nearly 19,000 square feet of illegal advertising.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:38 am  

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Visualizing the Power Grid

NPR has put together an eye-opening interactive map that exposes the aging electrical infrastructure of the United States. This comprehensive study enables the user to rollover each state to view the statistical breakdowns of the sources of power each state uses.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:32 am  

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Math

Updated every Monday for your enjoyment these simple equations offer something to think about as your week begins.

Our personal favorite: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:01 am  

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Keeping the Heat In

Today, The New York Times visually explains the dynamics of ‘Passive Houses’. While these efficient structures have caught on in Europe, the U.S. has yet to catch onto the concept. Peak below for the basic principles of Passive Houses: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:17 pm  
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