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Monday, May 3, 2010

Stationery of Iniquity

Germany’s premier horror and suspense channel, 13th Street, has a branding system that is well, pretty damn gory.

You can view the whole series on

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:53 am  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Visually interpreting the classified

“The Type Directors Club has asked these designers to find a classified/personal newspaper ad from their local community to “hijack” typographically. When redesigned, the once banal and disposable classified ads will be reinterpreted by the designer into a one-of-a-kind collectible poster.” The above is from Alex Trochut an ADC Young Gun and contributor to the ‘Beautifully Banal’ series. To view all entries go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:02 pm  

Monday, April 12, 2010

I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

Have you been wondering what Marian Bantjes has been up to in the last year? Look no further. She has posted a preview of a project that was conceived, written, designed and illustrated over the last 15 months. The sneak peak is quite impressive showcasing the visual range of her intricate patterns and complex typography. Word is it will be available in stores towards the end of September and is surprisingly only $40.00 retail and $26.40 pre-order at

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:12 pm  

Monday, April 12, 2010

New York, Pixelated

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In his new short titled “Pixels”, Patrick Jean makes NYC the epicenter of a straight up, old school pixelated odyssey – of sorts. He takes it back to the 80′s, paying homage to classic video games such as King Kong, Pacman, Space Invaders, Tetris, and yes, that was Frogger making his way through NYC traffic.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:01 am  

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jules Verne Book Covers

Jules Verne cover designs by Jim Tierney from Jim Tierney on Vimeo.

Illustration student Jim Tierney developed an inspiring series of book cover designs for his senior thesis project at the University of the Arts. Peak below for (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:25 am  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tiny Origami Treasures

Mui-Ling Teh
takes the art of Origami to a miniature size with pieces so small they are barely visible to the naked eye. She laboriously creates the tiny pieces using paper, scissors and tweezers. The smallest of these tiny models is just 2mm which can be seen in the below image.

Mui-Ling says: “This skill definitely requires a lot of patience; some models require much more patience than others; especially when folding a different design for the first time,” she said. “Generally I am a patient person and I have to be in a calm state in order to do one of these models; or sometimes I fold something to calm me down.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:14 am  

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The evolution of Charlotte in Stop Motion

Metropolis by Rob Carter – Last 3 minutes from Rob Carter on Vimeo.

Rob Carter’s
film Metropolis charts the evolution of Charlotte, North Carolina, through an amazing stop-motion paper animation. The full film will screen at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City through April 4, 2010.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:11 pm  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thinking Green in 2010

We recently received a copy of the 2010 Think Green Calendar by EIGA, a design firm out of Germany. The calendar shows contemporary “Eco-typography” and special “green works” of designers from various disciplines worldwide. “Think Green!” creates a stimulating visual inventory of the fusion of ecology and design. For more on the Think Green Calendar you know what to do.

Image by David Oberholtzer:


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:27 am  

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  

Friday, January 29, 2010

The “Beep Mug”

We stumbled upon the “Beep Mug” by Colin O’Dowd the other day and felt it was worth mentioning. Can’t you just see an entire series of explorations like the examples below.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:11 pm  
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