Project: Design Your Business Card

Time to retire your boring business card. For this project, we're challenge you to design one people will remember.

This month we asked you to channel your inner artist for this month’s #30DaysofGOOD Challenge, Art Every Day. Our goal is to incorporate art into our month with these 31 tasks, which range from creating an artist’s workspace in your home to making a card for someone you love. For this challenge, we were inspired by another task: Design your business card.

Design a jaw-dropping, heart-pounding business card. Get creative. While we welcome submissions designed in Photoshop and Illustrator, you’re free to use any medium.

Business cards should include a name, job title, name of company, phone number, and email (it need not be your actual info; we're only interested in how it's displayed). Other information, like Twitter handle and address, is optional.

Please submit your entry here. It must be a .jpg image 450 pixels wide and less than 1 MB in size. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, March 27.

The winner will receive a GOOD t-shirt and a one-year subscription to our print magazine.

Photo via (cc) Flickr user TwisterMc

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Project: Re-Energizing the Original Approach to Recycling

Let's revamp and re-brand the humble system of the bottle bill.

Ever drink a beer in Germany (or, for the teetotaler, a Fanta in Mexico), and notice the rough rings around the fattest parts of the glass bottle? That’s because it’s been recycled—and there's no telling how often that same bottle has been returned, refunded, and reused to quench the thirst of someone just like you. Chances are it's a lot, and that's a good thing.

In the United States, bottle-deposit legislation, or “bottle bills,” were among the earliest and most successful measures enacted by states to promote recycling, and yet it's rarely talked about by today's sustainable living advocates.

In the 1950s and '60s, when refundable and reusable bottles were abandoned by beer and soda companies, the bottles quickly piled up. To this day, it's estimated that bottles constitute some 40 to 60 percent of all litter.

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Project: Illustrate the News

Calling all artists! We're challenging you to illustrate the news.

If you're like us, you read a lot of news online. So we thought we'd challenge you creative folk to visually interpret something going on in the news. So grab a pencil, Sharpie, mouse, or finger paint and get creative.


What would a news site look like if it could only use images and art to depict news stories?

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