Um, would you like a mint?

OllmannCreative is proud to have improved relationships and boosted romance throughout Berlin. How, you might ask? By designing this bilingual, multimedia website for Berlin’s Bad Breath Specialist. http://www.sprechstunde-mundgeruch.de/ Given that this is an embarrassing subject, Dr Grinfeld’s appearances in the media are quite entertaining – particularly the episode of Sag die Wahrheit (Tell the Truth), where studio guests had to figure out who the real bad breath expert was in a panel that included two imposters. To watch the show, visit the site and click on In the News.

Elizabeth Kang Art launches new website

OllmannCreative supports the arts! Check out https://elizabethkang-art.com‘s new website and learn how she draws from her heritage and disciplines such as l’écriture automatique, calligraphy, German Expressionism and American Color Field Painting to create her artwork. I especially love her Equivalency Paintings, in which she reinterprets her experience of masterpiece High Rennaissance Venetian paintings in dazzling color stripes! Stayed tuned for her new gallery opening at IBEB in December 2017, where the Elizabeth Kang Art Project will bring together a community of like-minded creatives to promote positive social change through discourse and the arts.

Typography Matters

In a major snafu, the wrong winner for the category of Best Picture was declared at the 2017 Academy Awards. As this freeCodeCamp article speculates, if the Academy had paid more attention to typography, they might have prevented this embarrassment. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. We typically read from top to bottom, so key information – in this case, Best Actress – should be right at the top in a large font instead of waaaaaay at the bottom in a teeny, tiny font. The winner’s name should also be larger than the movie title to make clear that this is about the actor not the movie. While not many people spend their days thinking about how much to curve (or not) the leg of a letter R to make it a thing of beauty, most people aren’t overly concerned with typography. But paying a little attention to the sizing, positioning, and weight of text even in every day documents could go a long way towards making information more understandable.

 

V-Day Performance at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

To a packed audience at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy House of Arts & Culture, Berlin’s American Women’s Club performed Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monolgues. Directed by Molly Moylan Brown, the performance was funny, moving, lyrical, heart-wrenching, eye-opening…in a word, spellbinding.  All proceeds went to Terre des Femmes. To see more images by OllmannCreative, click here.

 

Portraits of Human Trafficking Survivors and Change-Makers

OllmannCreative contributed professional photo editing to the FAWCO-sponsored book, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Portraits of Human Trafficking Survivors and Change-Makers”. The title comes from an Emily Dickinson poem: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.” The book illuminates the reality of woman and men who work everyday fighting horrific crimes against humanity. With words and images, photographer My-Linh Kunst, author Robon Meloy Goldsby, and project director Mary Adams join forces to shed light on the everyday heroes, change-makers, and survivors facing extraordinary challenges, and the tiny triumphs that give them hope.  Support this important effort by ordering your copy at fundraising@fawcofoundation.org. FAWCO is  a UN-accredited NGO with ECOSOC consultative status.

I love my work!

I love my work! With talented clients doing so many great things, I not only find myself giddy with excitement when coming up with creative solutions to their marketing challenges, but am always deeply rewarded by what I learn from them in the process. Today, for example, thanks to Elizabeth Kang of www.kang-art.com, I learned about everything from Lorenzetti’s use of color, to the experiential aspects of Cezanne’s Le Lac d’Annecy, to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s edgy vision, to Arman’s repeated forms, to color field painting, to the formulaic approach to pricing art in Germany, to the art scene in Berlin, to Liz’s own expression of the color experience of Renaissance master works.Wow! #neuronsfiring #gratitude

Women & Leadership Panel

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OllmannCreative was out in full force in support of the AWC’s Women & Leadership Panel at VW. The speakers included an entrepreneur, corporate execs in finance, IT, diversity, a single mom, NGO leaders – all successful women, all different paths. What then, was the ‘secret sauce’ of their success? The answer was ever-present on the wall: DRIVE.