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Issue 006

Project 006

Everything in the world that's not part of nature (and even some things that are) is the result of a series of design decisions. And while most of these things were designed for someone like you to use, you had no say about how they would work or look or feel. So, for GOOD's sixth project, we'd like..

Everything in the world that's not part of nature (and even some things that are) is the result of a series of design decisions. And while most of these things were designed for someone like you to use, you had no say about how they would work or look or feel. So, for GOOD's sixth project, we'd like you to take a look at design-graphics, products, anything-and let us know what you think about it.

Cut out the "GOOD" and "BAD" cards from a copy of the magazine, print them out here, or make your own, and when you see a piece of design you think is particularly good or bad, photograph it with the correct label and upload it to Flickr (flickr.com/groups/goodproject006). You can upload images and tag them as "good" or "bad," or tag images that are already online. We want to know what works for you. As you now know, design can make things better, but only if we make sure design keeps getting better too.

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