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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Half Empty or Half Full?

Here is a clever series designed by Because Studio for the pessimist and optimist. An added (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:16 am  

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites bloggers from around the world to post about one issue on one day. The aim is to spark discussions around the world on one pressing issue our global society faces. Blog Action Day 2009 is about the health of our planet. To find out more you know what to do.

See VC’s contribution to Blog Action Day 2008 which focused on poverty.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:21 am  

Monday, October 12, 2009

7 Year Itch…

We felt this Ted video of Stefan Sagmeister was appropriate given our hiatus. If your not familiar with Sagmeister’s studio every 7 years he takes a year off and closes his doors to explore individual creative pursuits. This is well worth a look!

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:00 am  

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where’s Visual Culture?

Visual Culture will be taking a week or two off to focus on our relocation to the Bay Area. We will be up and running in full force by mid September.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:43 am  

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


EcoLabs gives us EcoMag — “a magazine about art, design & sustainability. Each issue will focus on a theme while investigating issues lying at the root of the ecological crisis”.

Where EcoLabs differs from other players in our field is our focus on the systemic causes of our unsustainable lifestyles. Rather than place the blame on individuals and work to get everyone to change their light bulbs and turn down the heat we focus on how communities can design sustainable systems and initiate the change to put this into effect. We aim to inform systems literacies & transition culture through communication design and artwork.

The theme of the first issue is ‘Future Scenarios’ which can be downloaded as a PDF file here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:19 am  

Monday, June 22, 2009

Music Tees

Mos Def is trying a different approach this time around to launch his new album The Ecstatic by creating a Music Tee. Here’s how it works:

The album will be embedded in the shirt, and follows The Original Music Tee- a ‘mix tape’ shirt containing album art on the front and a play list on the back. Each shirt has a hang-tag printed with a URL and a unique code allowing the purchaser to download the music from the album.

The music/fasion company Invisible DJ, came up with the concept and is working with the fashion designer LnA to develop the tees. For more on this peak over at Pitchfork.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:05 pm  

Monday, June 22, 2009

For the unemployed

You know things are bad when there are pins designed specifically for those who are out of work. To get a load of more of these snarky accessories, click here.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:17 am  

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A History of Gay Marriage

With the ruling on Tuesday by California’s Supreme Court to uphold the ban on same-sex marriages we felt this info-graphic by Good Magazine was appropriate. The graphic visualizes the history of Gay Marriage Bans in the United States.

The ruling leaves five states that allow same-sex marriages— Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Iowa—and four of those are in New England. The other states (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:16 am  

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary

The Miles Davis Foundation commissioned LUDWICK to produce this limited edition T-Shirt to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the release of his jazz masterpiece ‘Kind of Blue’.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:24 am  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show Some Love

In an effort to strengthen the Philadelphia design community, AIGA Philadelphia called all designers to “show some love” and submit their work to the Philadelphia Design Awards. GDloft was commissioned to design the events catalog and is quite nice to say the least. We’ve included an excerpt from their website describing their thinking behind it:

In the preliminary stages of the catalog, gdloft focused on representing all designs, winners or not, as well as creating a book to serve as “art” within the context of a gallery (for the winners exhibition). The catalog print-run was limited to the same amount of entries received (576) to represent all the work of the design community. Using a variable printing program, each cover is a different color of a predetermined spectrum; thus, making each catalog entirely unique— no two pieces are identical. In addition, each catalog was individually numbered. When all the catalogs are stacked together the spines create a seamless spectrum of color that produces the quality of a sculpture.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:15 am  
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