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Business Card Hacks

DOORS OPEN:
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
9 AM PST (5PM GMT)


DOORS CLOSE:
Sunday, April 26, 2009
9 PM PST (5 AM GMT)


BRIEF:
Business cards, those ubiquitous 2" x 3.5" pieces of paper stock, can be the perfect vehicle for invention. Bend one and it becomes a chopstick rest, add some paper clips and a bulldog clip and create an office pet, cut some notches in a bunch and you've got a versatile construction toy.

This 1 Hour Design Challenge invites designers to come up with a new use for the business card. The only condition is that it's gotta be 3D in some way. You can add materials or remove materials, but it should be obvious that your design started out as a business card. Post sketches of your idea, or if you can construct it in an hour, upload photos of your creation. Or embed a YouTube video for that how-to vibe.


CRITERIA:
Judging will be based on design execution, strength of concept, and what the judges think is the coolest idea.


PRIZE:
The top 5 designs will each receive 1000 Eco-Friendly business cards courtesy of our sponsor for this 1HDC, UPrinting. Guest judge is Gino Orlandi from UPrinting. Community discussion encouraged!

Good Luck!

Postby rkuchinsky » March 31st, 2009, 6:49 pm

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interesting 1HDC. hope I have time to contribute something....

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Postby jerry » April 1st, 2009, 10:54 am

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haha! you guys are a glutton for punishment after the last 1HDC...

But I do have a question, will the submitted entry feature 1 business card or can multiple business cards be used?
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Postby jon_winebrenner » April 1st, 2009, 10:57 am

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No limit on the business cards, but it must have at least one business card.

Postby zushmoo » April 1st, 2009, 2:58 pm


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im in!
if youre not here to make something better, as far as im concerned you are just in the way

Postby Grant Howarth » April 3rd, 2009, 8:57 am


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The fun you can have with business cards! :) Excellent competition, it encouraged me to sign up after reading these forums for aaaages. :)

Postby jon_winebrenner » April 6th, 2009, 3:05 pm

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A friendly reminder that submissions to the 1HDC should go into the submissions forum if you want to ensure your entry gets properly judged:

submissions forum: http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?t=18392

I will (and do) delete any wrongfully posted entries. I do my best to try to send an email or PM to anyone that this might happen to. If you don't see your entry, check your spam filter and or, repost to the forum link above.

Thanks!

Postby skinny » April 9th, 2009, 5:30 pm


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Sorry, but this guy wins, guaranteed!

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Postby SoloC » April 10th, 2009, 4:56 am


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I think the form and function on that card become something more than a business card. I don't think calling it a business card will be fair.

P.S: I think it is ugly. and I will still throw it to the trash.

Postby skinny » April 10th, 2009, 10:19 am


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Of course it's hideous, I think it's meant as a joke.

Postby Greenman » April 10th, 2009, 11:34 am

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skinny wrote:Of course it's hideous, I think it's meant as a joke.


Uh, haha, I don't think so, pyramid pitchman anyone?

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Postby skinny » April 10th, 2009, 5:55 pm


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Ouch, okay now that's even more embarassing.

decent designs so far

Postby Sushi Bandito » April 10th, 2009, 6:00 pm


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I'm really liking the folding patterns people are coming up with. Although if i see another Iphone accessory i'm gonna explode something. What do you guys think about whats up so far? Lame or Fame?
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I like the sushi server card. especially as a free sample kind of idea where handing out a business card is appropriate. not sure about the tooth pick but it's there for those that would choose to use it, so good thinking.
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Postby Travisimo » April 10th, 2009, 7:26 pm

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this is a great 1HDC.. totally enjoying the posts

my favorites so far are the earbud holder, earbud speakers, the card with the rotating specialty wheel, and the plug identifier.. I think they're dead clever and I would keep them for sure.

The sushi holder is a nice form, but I wouldn't want to keep a card that had food on it.. The pen holder is cool too, but I think it's strange that the tip of the pencil is jamed in against the surface ( this one disappeared I think )
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