UPDATE: Added high-rez version of logo as eps file with no background


The current Autoblog business card (shown at right) was designed in a rush and frankly we're not too proud of it, so we're turning over the design of our next business card to you in exchange for a Pioneer AVIC-D2 in-dash navigation system valued at $1,500. As a matter of fact, we're holding two design contests and giving away TWO nav systems because we need two business cards designed – one for Autoblog and one for AutoblogGreen. The prize that could be yours, the Pioneer AVIC-D2, features...
  • Motorized 6.5" touchscreen
  • Separate CD and DVD-ROM slots
  • AM/FM radio, CD, MP3 and WMA
  • 64MB internal memory
  • Displays vehicle performance specs
  • XM NavTraffic ready
  • Rear camera input
  • Retail Value: $1,500
  • Click here to see all the specs and features on Pioneer's website
To enter, you'll need to carefully follow the instructions after the jump and submit your design(s) to abresearch at gmail dot com by midnight on Wednesday, October 25th. Other than that, just follow the rules below and instructions after the jump!
  • You may enter as many designs for an Autoblog and/or AutoblogGreen business card as you'd like!
  • You can only win one Pioneer AVIC-D2, which means only one of your designs can win
  • This contest is open to US residents only who are 18 or older in age and installation is not included, sorry!
Follow the jump for detailed instructions on how to proceed and get to work!

BTW - Designs for the Autoblog business card and the AutoblogGreen business card are being judged separately, so they do not need to be related designs if you enter both.



Your entry needs to adhere to the following specs to satisfy our business card printer:
  • Dots per inch 300dpi
  • Bleed size 1/16"
  • Resolution 638px x 1088px
Please submit a version of each entry as both a JPEG in RGB color mode and a layered TIFF in CMYK color mode (so we can insert our own names and info). Chances are you're going to have dust off Photoshop for this, but it's for a $1,500 satellite navigation system, so it's worth it.



Use both the Autoblog and AutoblogGreen logo, which you can download as a high resolution TIFF file in CMYK here (Autoblog) and here (AutoblogGreen) or download our font here (right click, save link target) and recreate it, along with a tagline somewhere on the card that says "Weblogs, Inc. – an AOL company".

UPDATE: Download a high resolution version of the logo as an eps file with no background here. (right click, save as) We don't have the same file for AutoblogGreen, but it can be easily created by changing the red and black version of the logo to black and green, per AutoblogGreen's color scheme.

Your design must include the following types of copy in addition to our logo
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • AIM ID
  • Website address
If you want specific examples of each, use these
  • John Neff
  • Editor in Chief
  • email@email.com
  • 123-456-7890
  • johnneff
  • www.autoblog.com
All you car designers, graphic designers and graphic artists out there should knock this out of the park, although anyone who knows 5% of Photoshop has a shot.

BTW: As a point of reference, we set the bar pretty low with our current business card. See below.


Any questions, make sure they're related to the contest and leave them in the comments, we'll get right back to you.


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