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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Geography of Jobs

Here is sobering interactive map that visualizes job loss and job gain from 2004 to the present state the growing number of Americans find themselves in. Where’s the green?

To find-out how your region has fared you can access the site here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:57 am  

Monday, April 13, 2009

“Shepard Fairey Is Not a Crook”

Steven Heller takes a critical look at Shepard Fairy’s controversial work.

…His is a wink and a nod toward visual culture and media monopoly. No designer with Fairey’s experience and historical knowledge could be so stupid as to pinch such visible historical artifacts and call them his own. On the contrary, Fairey sees popular visual culture in terms of what Tom Wolfe has called a “big closet” of shared objects…

Head over to The Moment blog for to read the article in full.

Thanks Mike for the tip.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:04 am  

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Design _________ a Depression

Image from New York Times

The New York Times recently published a piece “Designing Through a Depression” by Allison Arief that continues the heated debate on the affects of design due to the economic downturn. Below is an excerpt:

Addressing other nations at the G-20 last Wednesday, President Obama suggested that the United States was unlikely to return to its role as a “voracious consumer market.” If Obama’s right — and the experience of Japan, post-recession, suggests he may well be —what might that mean for design?

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:46 am  

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fill, Color, or Assemble

For the “do it yourself” fashionistas here are three wearable threads that will spark your interest.

Pretty self-explanatory… Grab a sharpie and mark your dates.

Brought to you by Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman, these “color-in dresses” enable the pattern inspired to do as they wish.

Yet another creation of Berber Soepboer and Michiel Schuurman. This piece allows you to mix and match and assemble to match your mood.

via Yatzer:

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:11 pm  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

World’s biggest train set

Things like this generally don’t spark our interest, but this massive endeavor is pretty amazing to say the least. Having spent nine years and £8m (yes this is not a typo) to set the “largest train set” mark Gerrit and Frederik Braun of Hamburg don’t expect to complete the masterpiece until 2014.

‘Our idea was to build a world that men, woman, and children can be equally astonished and amazed in.

Control Center of Train Set:

Head over to Mail Online for the complete story.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:59 am  

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flickermood 2.0

Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo.
Dig this experimental typography by Motion Graphics extrodinare Sebastian Lange.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:32 am  

Sunday, February 22, 2009

And The Oscar Goes To…

The New York Times posed a relevant question in today’s opinion section: Why is there no Oscar for Best Title Sequence? Since we don’t pay too much attention to this particular annual event, we assumed the category had already been established given the groundbreaking creations of Saul Bass, Kyle Cooper, and Maurice Binder.

Get a load of The New York Times top-5 list of “Best Title Sequences” along with Saul Bass on movie titles when you continue… (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:06 pm  

Friday, January 23, 2009

Geek Wear

For the Printers:

For the Designers:


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:19 am  

Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK Memorial

The image above is the proposed sculpture of King by artist Lei Yixin from China. The Memorial will be located on a four-acre site on the National Mall which borders the Tidal Basin. It will be adjacent to the Roosevelt Memorial and was designed to create a visual “line of leadership” from the Lincoln Memorial, where King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington.

46 years after he gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” in Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. is finally being immortalized with his own memorial in our nation’s capitol.

With the historic inauguration of the U.S. first black president coming a day after King would’ve turned 80, if he were still alive, the amount needed to build the memorial has almost been reached.

According to AOL’s, more than $100 million has been raised in donations for the construction of the MLK memorial.

The total cost of the memorial is estimated to reach $120 million, so there’s still some financial ground to cover.

Click here to find out how to help raise the additional $20M.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:29 am  

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A step in the Right Direction

China is set to development the largest solar farm in the Qaidam Basin at 1 GW. For more on this development click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:17 pm  
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