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Monday, November 16, 2009

From the VC Archives

Circa the 2008 presidential election, VC presented an iconic poster series that examined some of the most pressing issues of our time. To mark the occasion, which sparked a fascinating dialogue amongst Visual Culturists, we’ve decided to pull it out of the archives, dust it off and place it back on display for the sake of exploring just how much progress, if any, we’ve managed to make since then. To view the original post go to “Freedumb isn’t Free”.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:47 am  

Monday, October 12, 2009

Call for Entries: A poster 4 Tomorrow

From Press Release:
Poster4Tomorrow is online and open for entries from September 3. Entries will be accepted until November 15, and winners will be announced in December. The best 100 posters will be published in a book and exhibited in Paris. Five of them will be placed in the permanent collection of the Lahti Poster Museum in Finland. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:59 am  

Monday, October 12, 2009

Celebrating Columbus Day

Thanks James Victore.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:50 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good 50X70: Design for Good

Good 50X70 is an international initiative that we at Visual Culture have been both participants and huge supporters of over the last three years. Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of dialoguing with Good 50X70 co-founders Tommaso Minnetti and Pasquale Volpe on how it all began, the evolution, and the knowledge gained within the journey.

VC: Congrats on your third year of Good 50X70. Could you share a few highlights with us?

TM: I’d say that one of the most interesting things we did this year was to organize 3 workshops with 3 of our jury members here in Milan. It has been truly great to see how much people we gathered for the event and I’m really proud we managed to do something that might be an important and meaningful experience in the future career of the students who participated.

From Woody Pirtle Workshop in Milan

VC: What began as an idea has evolved into a growing initiative to raise awareness on pressing issues our world faces. What sparked this concept and how did you make it happen?

TM: We just wanted to do something that gave us a good feeling while being effective for the client. We don’t despise professional work for commercial clients, it’s something you can’t avoid doing. A smart client who gives you some trust can bring a lot of satisfactions too, but there’s nothing like doing the job you like for causes that you can really believe in. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:26 pm  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bottled Water is the Primary Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

This clever Tappening advertising campaign challenges the notion of Truth in Advertising while embracing an opposing concept. Lying. Tappening co-founders ask, “Why is it some bottled water brands still don’t list their source?” and encourage their rapidly-growing customer base to “start a lie” themselves…

The campaign will include a website where anyone can go to “start their own lie” at, and can view or download a series of four ads to pass to their friends–which are all lies. This ad series includes:

1. Bottled Water Makes Acid Rain Fall on Playgrounds
2. Bottled Water is the Primary Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome
3. Bottled Water Causes Blindness in Puppies
4. Bottled Water: 98% Melted Ice Caps. 2% Polar Bear Tears


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:09 am  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

‘Be a Part of the Action’

“Historically posters have been inextricably linked with cause-related campaigns. Visually striking, often iconic and frequently iconoclastic, posters grab the attention like no other medium. They effectively help spread a succinct message and in doing so shift attitudes and contribute to significant changes within society.” That’s the view of Greenpeace Australia Pacific who recently awarded a winner in the Greenpeace Design Awards.”

Sam Dickson’s winning poster “We can’t always rely on someone else to save the world.” was selected out of 1,500 creative entries from 77 countries. To see other finalists posters from the competition go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:19 am  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

GreenPeace Design Awards Announced

The short-list of the GreenPeace Design Awards has been released. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on July 31st, 2009. The above poster by Spencer Harrison was one of the pieces to make the short-list. View the full gallery here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:37 pm  

Monday, May 18, 2009

210 Posters for Good

Good 50X70 has announced the final selections in their annual poster competition geared to raise awareness on 7 endorsed social/environmental issues. You can see the results here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:28 am  

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In the Year 2009…

These playful typographic posters developed by Sydney-based studio Publicas Mojo are quite nice. The six posters in the series titled “Words to Work by Poster Project” each have separate messages along with their own unique typographic style. Creative Director of Publicas Mojo explains the series best below:

“The set of six posters, are designed as resolutions, and poke fun at some of the clichés we all come across in the industry,” explains Walker


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:57 pm  

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

10 Images for Ithaca

Now in its 8th year, Ten Images for Ithaca 2009 is now open for entries. Submit your work here.

“Ten Images for Ithaca” is a poster competition. It began in 2002, by Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca, Greece, as an attempt to reinforce the cultural profile of the island, through the applied arts. Throughout the years, the competition has evolved to a whole group of events and exhibitions, so that, today, it is considered a point of interest for professionals, students and, generally, people that are interested in graphic arts. The contest’s main goal is not only to accent Ithaca as a meeting point for creative people from all over the planet, but, also, to help create ideas that promote the art of visual communication.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:30 am  
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