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Monday, May 16, 2011

It’s Half Past Yellow: The Colour Clock by Look At Jack

Another amusing find: The ‘Colour Clock’ is a minimalistic screensaver that represents time as a hexadecimal color value. Give it a whirl if you feel so inclined.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:51 am  

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Fad That’s Here to Stay

This fun infographic visualizes the full scope of the social media phenomenon. Enjoy.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parking Vulturism 4.0

San Francisco just rolled out its SFPark system in eight pilot neighborhoods. SFPark uses sensors in parking spots to detect when they’re occupied. Using the SFPark website or iPhone app, citizens can see exactly where the free spaces are, as well as their exact price. Then, beginning this summer, the city will actually start changing the price of parking spaces based on demand. Rates will change as often as once a month, dropping to as little as $.25 per hour in places where demand is low and rising to as much as $6.00 per hour on the most congested city blocks.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:59 am  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sculpted Words

Every year CPNB (Col­lec­tive­ Pro­mo­tion Dutch Lit­er­a­ture) organ­izes Dutch Book Week with the aim of pro­moting Dutch ­lit­er­a­ture, and every year a spe­cific genre is pro­filed. This year: Autobiography. The official theme is ‘Geschreven­Portret­ten’, or in other words, ‘Writ­ten Por­traits’.

Ad agency Van Wanten Etcetera commissioned Souverein to fashion a number of sculptural book ‘portraits’ which bare the likeness of each of the esteemed autobiographers. Included among them are Anne Frank, Vincent Van Gogh, Louis Van Gall and Kader Abdolah.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:03 am  

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Morning Inspiration

Stunning minimalist posters by Mark Brooks for Santa Monica Legitimate Wear in Barcelona.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:02 am  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inspiration Station

Any time is a good time for an enlightening message. The following are some of our favorites of From Up North’s Inspiration Gallery. Check this for the complete thought-provoking collection.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:45 am  

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Tale of Three Cities

The Kayo Corp. keeps it fresh with their Mid-Century series skateboard decks by Organika. We rather dig these graphic representations of three of the planet’s dopest cities. Peruse this for the complete bold & artful collection.

via the sub-studio design blog

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:45 pm  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Going Solo

Going Solo. from Studio Botes on Vimeo.

Here’s a well executed stop-motion piece by South Africa-based Studio Botes on what it takes to go solo and establish your own design business with advice from local and international designers.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:01 am  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From Big Houses, Little Ones

Naruse-Inokuma Architects have come up with something that’s not only eco-friendly, but innovative and functional as well. These house-shaped sticky tabs – or IE-TAGs (“ie” is Japanese for “house”) – originate from wood debris from actual houses.

via Design Milk

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:21 pm  

Friday, June 11, 2010

Let the Games Begin

Follow the games in style with David Watson’s double-sided poster set in Gotham. The piece was developed for Soccer Aid, a British charity that raises money for UNICEF. No doubt we will be following the U.S./England match come this Saturday.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:50 am  
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