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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I have the Munchies for Helvetica

The whole Helvetica thing has become a bit passé at this point, but these delicious cookie cutters are a must for any designer that spends time in the kitchen. Enjoy.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:59 pm  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

7 rules to understand design and designers

Design generally speaking is often overlooked and misunderstood. This typographic poster highlights 7 rules to understand design & designers. Would look nice in a conference room no?


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:30 pm  

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What Type are You?

Pentagram has put out a little quiz to figure out what typeface you are. All you have to do is answer four simple questions to find out what you are. The quiz requires a password, which is character.

Take the quiz.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:13 pm  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Typographic City Maps

Jenny Beorkrem, founder of Ork Posters has designed a stunning series of typographic maps of select cities in the United States.

Beorkrem states:
“I embarked on a search for a neighborhood poster that fit my taste for good design and typography, simplicity, and originality. My hunt came up empty. As a result, I designed the original Chicago poster in the summer of 2007 for myself.”

The SF Map will be hanging on our wall very soon. For more on Ork Posters you know what to do.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:20 pm  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ink Efficiency

Matt Robinson in collaboration with Tom Wrigglesworth embarked in an experiment of ink efficiency by sketching out large scale renditions of popular typefaces with ballpoint pens and comparing their ink usage. OK, they might have a little too much time on their hands, but their findings have a few surprises. See below: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:41 pm  

Friday, December 25, 2009

Twelve Days of Christmas

Designer, Brandon Oxendine developed an interesting series of posters that graphically illustrate “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” To see all 12 illustrations go here. Happy Holidays!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:35 pm  

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Font Game

Test your font knowledge with a new iPhone App developed by John Boardley, Justin Stahl, and Kari Pätilä.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:42 am  

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Pantone Typeface

You know how we feel about “Pantone themed projects”. They are a bit tired to put it lightly—regardless this conceptual typeface developed by Marc Alcock is quite nice and is worth a mention. The typeface was a submission for Alphabet: An exhibition of hand-drawn lettering & experimental typography.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:53 am  

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mrs. Eaves meet Mr. Eaves

Mrs. Eaves, designed by Zuzana Licko in 1996 as a Baskerville reinterpretation has finally found a companian in Mr. Eaves.

Mr Eaves was based on the proportions of Mrs Eaves, but Licko took some liberty with its design. One of the main concerns was to avoid creating a typeface that looked like it simply had its serifs cut off. And while it matches Mrs Eaves in weight, color, and armature, Mr Eaves stands as its own typeface with many unique characteristics.

For more on Emigre’s new release and their upcoming book go here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:48 am  

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  
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