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Project: Create a Doodle about "A Day with a Bicycle"

Welcome to the third edition of the GOOD Doodles project. Hopefully you had a chance to check out our first few projects, "Solitude in the City"...


Welcome to the third edition of the GOOD Doodles project. Hopefully you had a chance to check out our first few projects, "Solitude in the City" and "A Day Without Technology," both of which had some very creative and eye-pleasing submissions.

For this month's project, dubbed A Day with a Bicycle, we're asking you to pick a day and avoid using any kind of carbon-burning vehicles (cars, buses, mopeds, etc.), and then draw a doodle that illustrates your experiences.




the OBJECTIVE
Create a doodle that tells your story of a day with a bicycle.

the ASSIGNMENT
The doodle can be as broad or as specific as you wish. Did you go somewhere unexpected? Did you feel lost? Did you save money? Did the experience bring up any interesting thoughts or observations? A day with a bike can certainly mean different things to different people. We'll leave that to you.

the REQUIREMENTS
Send us an e-mail at projects[at]goodinc[dot]com with your doodle and the subject line "September DOODLE." It can be in any image format, but ideally it should be high enough resolution that it can be printed at 300 dpi. We prefer images that are taller versus wider (the above was a 6:8 ratio). There are numerous methods for creating visual notes whether through digital means (tablets, digital sketchpads, etc.) or tangible methods such as using a Moleskine. Regardless of your choice, please ensure the images are as clean as possible. Feel free to include a brief summary of your illustration. We’ll take submissions now through September 12th.

We'll be awarding the best overall doodle with a GOOD T-shirt and free subscription (or gift subscription) based on overall quality of illustration, relevance to the theme, and clarity and flow.

We'll share some of the submissions with upcoming update posts.

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