So much of the news these days is discouraging. And, like so much of what is happening, whether it's environmentally or economically, it is much our doing.
Here are two projects that are intrinsically different, but both articulate and inventive in their own way.
30 Reasons is a 30-day email and internet campaign to encourage people to vote for Barack Obama. Our goal is simple: Use design to build a logical, multi-faceted argument for Obama and make it easy to share each reason with another person.
Carrotmob organizes consumers to make purchases that give financial rewards to those businesses who agree to make socially beneficial choices.
Carrotmob Makes It Rain from carrotmob on Vimeo.
I don’t know if these projects make you feel better, but they did me.