The Gocco PikaPackage giveaway!

We’re really excited to announce the launch of the latest PikaPackage Project — the Gocco Edition, that features a curated list of 17 artists and illustrators who dabble in the medium!

I fell in love with the Gocco machine ever since I saw the works that came out of one. Simple, colorful and compact, the toy-like table-top screenprinting contraption was easy to operate and so much fun! As the number of artists who used Gocco for their art increased (as well as those who loved the medium), I thought that it would be a huge fun to organize a package around the theme! The Gocco PikaPackage is a beautiful collection of works by these artists:

1. Benconservato
2. Cindy Tomcyzk
3. Dee Beale
4. Denise Holmes
5. Emily Glaubinger
6. Fric De Mentol
7. haunted house of projects
8. Jesses Mess
9. Kate Pugsley
10. Keeki
11. Kids Haus
12. Laura Berger
13. Mateo & Isabel
14. Moira Millman
15. Piktorama
16. Susan Estelle Kwas
17. Susan Schwake

In this issue of the Gocco PikaPackage zine (available as a FREE download!), you can get to know the artists via a short Q & A, and there’s also a treat in store for Gocco lovers — our artists share some of their Gocco tips with you!

The Gocco PikaPackage loot!

We have TWO 8-item Gocco PikaPackage for grabs (valued at about $50 each!), and TWO lucky winners will get to take home a large loot of lovely items in the mail! All you have to do is just head on to any of the websites above, explore their work and tell us which one is your favorite artist & why. Drop your note in the comments section by 27th September and we’ll email the winners after!

For those who want to get a limited edition Gocco PikaPackage of your very own, you can head over to the shop to pick up a package!

{Although participation in the PikaPackage Project is by invitation only, you can notify me of your interest and read more about the project over at our galleria page.}

Here’s hoping that this giveaway will chase away your Monday blues! ๐Ÿ˜‰

UPDATE: Commenting has now closed, thanks so much for participating. The winner of this giveaway is Emma & Amber, as generated by random.org.

88 Replies to “The Gocco PikaPackage giveaway!”

  1. I love the print of the cat jumping in the leaves but I can’t figure out who did that one….
    Hi to Cindy! Love the prints you’ve been doing…

  2. Ahhh! I’m drawn to the cat piece too…just love the colors and playfulness.

  3. Amy says:

    That cat piece was done by Susan Estelle Kwas! ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.susanestellekwas…

  4. Rachael says:

    There are so many lovely artist included in this list. Its hard to pick just one. I really like DeeBeale’s bunny prints. They have a great folk art look to them. I also like Laura Georges, Goggles print and Moirama’s Custard the Cat print. Like I said, its hard to pick just one!

  5. Amber says:

    I have to say they are all amazing (I’m such a kiss ass, but it’s true). However Benconservato is at the top of the list for a reason! I love the mixed media pieces and the unusual characters so much.

  6. Walter says:

    They are all great though I gravitate toward Dee Beale.

  7. Corrie says:

    How does one ever choose! Benconservato was so striking. But so is everyone else… I’d go for Susan Schwake’s fabulous diversity and Laura Berger’s adorableness too!

  8. Amy says:

    The cat one is cute! I love that artist and a couple other ones up there because I think a lot of them would look cute in my daughters room.
    But…Moira Millman is my favorite!! Those prints would go in my room ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Nadine says:

    I adore Fric De Mentol’s illustration because it’s just the type that I’m attracted to.

    (I went AHHHHHHH when I saw this post on my reader lol)

    thank you for the chance! (:

  10. Ilaria says:

    I really love Benconservato’s style, especially the moleskine sketches.

  11. Robyn says:

    oh my goodness, this would be PERFECT for me! I have an unused gocco sitting in my house and I’m definitely looking for some inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Anne B. says:

    Wondeful giveaway! My favorite is Dee Beale. Love her graphic style combined with the yummy colors.

  13. Melissa H. says:

    I’m liking Dee Beale because I need to support my fellow printmakers!

  14. Erin says:

    Aw! I love them all! Especially the “hug it out”

  15. Carol says:

    I like Laura Berger, she has a playful whimsical style with earthy colors!

  16. Ashley Inzer says:

    This is the perfect giveaway. Not only is the prize AMAZING, but I also got the opportunity to find new artists whom I had never seen before! I have to say that Moira Millman’s work is SO dreamy. I love it! Thanks for such a great opportunity. Much love!

  17. Lori says:

    I LOVE Cindy Tomczyk’s letterpress prints so much! Bluegrass Birds is my favorite at the moment, with a gorgeous soft palette and illustrated banjo “trees”.

  18. Irit says:

    My favorite is Piktorama, since their illustrations are cute, yet somewhat bizarre.
    It’s the perfect combination. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Ingrid says:

    It was hard to choose, but I think my favorite artwork is Moira Millman’s. The ladies look so delicate, especially their eyes — they seem so savvy, like they’re holding a secret. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the birds, the birds are too cute!

  20. Violetta Mertins says:

    My favourite from that list is Dee Beale. Illustrations are simple, colours are beautiful and they just make you smile.

  21. Amba says:

    Ohhh, I’m in love, hope I win!

  22. Meghan says:

    Benconservato and Susan Estelle Kwas for sure! I’m so glad to find out about these awesome artists, even if I don’t win (though I hope I do!).

  23. Sophie says:

    Keeki.
    One word: fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Amy F says:

    Love Dee Beale’s graphic vintage-y style. The birds above are beautiful, but my favorite are the rabbits (remind me of Watership Down).

  25. nani says:

    love it. want it…

  26. babs says:

    my faves are Kathryn DiLego and Emma Kidd, although all of the artists are awesome!

  27. Anne says:

    I love the patterns, line, and folk art vibe of Fric De Mentol’s work

  28. Rhian says:

    Ah this giveaway is so exciting! There are lots of artists I like, but I am loving the work of Dee Beale – stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. ifiok says:

    so hard to pick one!

    at first glance I might’ve said MATEO+ISABEL because I liked almost all of their work. They brought back fond memories of hours I spent drawing on notebook paper [especially carintheclouds]. I was also impressed by their varied approach to each subject [compare bow/bear & octopus ]. I’m a camera nerd so the card set was immediately appealing too.

    But, in the end LAURA GEORGE is my favourite. The sleepy-eyed LOVEMONSTER clinched it for me, but in general I love the palette of colour she uses on alot of her pieces. More than just colour, the patterns and stylized strokes she employs to fill space [evrything from beards, fur, and chimney-smoke to mushroom-cap underbellies] are downright BEAUTIFUL. Subject matter played a part too. I’m a musician, so the lumilop prints won me over quite easily…kora & sarangi are two instruments I’ve never seen in artwork before. Excellent work, really!

    Other favourites: flying fox by KEEKI /&/ pincushion print by KATE PUGSLEY

  30. erin aka bowsandsparrows says:

    I love the work of Laura Berger…super adorable. I love the whimsical nature of her work.

  31. Shokoofeh says:

    One of my favorites is Keeki. The simple lines and cute characters are wonderful in Keeki’s work.

    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Alison says:

    I love Kathryn DiLego’s work from Haunted House of Projects. The Cameo pieces on her site are just so very awesome.

  33. Sarah says:

    kate pugsley – red mermaid ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Ainsley says:

    Oh man, it’s so hard to decide! I like Cindy Tomczyk, Dee Beale, Keeki, and Laura Berger. Everything is so off-beat and wonderful!

  35. aijung says:

    they’re all so wonderful, but i’ve been a fan of Fric de Menthol for awhile. i love her whimsical style and colors.

  36. Alicia says:

    They’re all so lovely! I’m really drawn to Cindy Tomczyk’s bluegrass birds letterpress.

  37. Elissa says:

    kids haus is not only perfect for kids, but makes me feel the way I do hanging out with my kid. I hope I hope I get picked.

  38. Anita Z says:

    i go loco for gocco! pick me pick me! : )

  39. karen says:

    i LOVE the work of laura berger! her work is absolutely wonderful, i’d hate to pick one… The Flock Print. Um no… One Voyage. or.. the Gibran Tree! sigh….

  40. Anita Z says:

    i go loco for gocco! pick me pick me! : )
    And i love Laura Berger because i love hugs and her message to hug it out!

  41. Tanya says:

    I visited piktorama’s shop and I just adore the cute prints My fave is the Little Bute Monsters 8×10 print

  42. Arlene says:

    I love Laura Berger’s whimsical illustrations!

  43. Corinne says:

    I just love Benconservato! She is a super talented Aussie!

  44. Lindsay says:

    I really love Dee Beale’s style. The Nordic Blue Hares are my favorite, though I love the Scandinavian Red Hare as well. I love the attention to detail she adds to her very simple pieces. They’re classy and fun at the same time. I would love one of the hares to hang in my daughters nursery (which is rabbit themed). It would go perfectly with the homey eclectic feel I’m going for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. merve says:

    if i have to pick one i would say, Laura Berger’ s illustrations, they are wonderful!

  46. Karen Cheung says:

    Ooh. I like Laura Berger’s work. She has such a quirky sense of humour, especially in the tree hugging print in her shop. That really appeals to me. Great giveaway!

  47. Ewa says:

    I love everything made by Cindy Tomczyk. I have some of her work in my collection but there’s always room for more goodness in the house:)

  48. Sharon says:

    I have been avidly following laura Berger and benconservatos work and love that they are both in this package! Pick me, pick me!!

  49. My Owl Barn says:

    I watched a video on how-to-do-Gocco printing a while ago and ever since that video I have been itching to buy a Gocco printer for myself.

    This is a great collection of amazing art works by talented artists. It’s hard to choose just one! I really love Fric De Mentol’s style and adorable characters!

  50. Gemma Silk says:

    I love Piktorama’s work so much. It always brings a smile to my face. The artworks she creates inspire a whole cute imaginative and happy world. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Floddertje says:

    I love the work by kidshaus. It is happy, colourful and has that retro vibe that still can’t bore me. I would love to try Gocco printing by the way, don’t you?

  52. Finch says:

    I discovered this website through laura george’s blog. Obviously she’s my fave! I spy her Hug It Out print in the picture.

  53. Crystal says:

    Love Laura Berger. Especially her “Turn off your computer and go outside” print. I wish I could, but I’m at work!

  54. jackie says:

    I honestly can not pick one favorite! I’ve been in love with Gocco works for years and all of the artists use it to great effect! I’d be happy with any one of them…fingers crossed

  55. Holly says:

    They all look smashing together! What a great combination of work.

  56. lisa says:

    Iยดm very inspired! I have now discovered great artists, and a great gadget, and have spent my whole day looking at all of their creations, and trying to get hold of a Gocco! Well done to all of the artists, i like you all!!

  57. missy says:

    Let’s Hug It Out!

  58. Lucia says:

    It’s very hard to chose just one! My favorites are Dee Beale, Denise Holmes and Moira Millman. Dee’s work is like beautiful modern decorative art. Denise’s invites and birth announcements are just so lovely and remind me of vintage children book illustrations. Moira’s prints are happy, fun and I also love like all of them seem to be telling a story.

  59. Holly says:

    Whoa, awesome giveaway, yet again!
    Emily Glaubinger’s work is AMAZING. I love the patterns she uses and the colour, I’m totally her newest fan of her blog! LOVE IT.

  60. Verna G. says:

    They were all good pieces but I was surprised to find myself going back to Benconservato again and again. Not normally the style I am drawn to, but the organic and spontaneous looking characters were just so intriguing to stare at!

  61. Frizz says:

    It’s a great list. My favorite is NISEEMADE. I haven’t seen her before. Denise is a great, new find for me!!

  62. Camila F. says:

    Such an amazing package! The prints are all so pretty, it’s hard to choose a favorite. I love Moira Millman’s work, she’s amazing! Fric De Mentol is also one of my all times favorites.

  63. Donna says:

    I love Dee Beale’s style. Her prints always look so meticulously perfect – something that I have long since stopped striving for. She also gets really nice solids and her designs have a lovely, old-world kind of symmetry to them. Hope that makes sense. Cheers.

  64. Penelope says:

    Dee Beale! Her prints are beautiful and cleanly designed. They utilize geometric patterns but flow organically. Love it!

  65. Louise says:

    Dee Beale for me too, I have two of her prints at home and the clarity she achieves is outstanding. She has such a unique style and I love how she mirrors some of the designs

  66. monda says:

    I love the work of Dee Beale, her scandi influenced prints are bold and beautiful.

    Monda
    x

  67. Camz says:

    Kathryn of Haunted House of Projects fer sure!

    I like her loose lines!

  68. Yolanda Robinson says:

    Emily Glaubigner’s work sings to me- I love the movement and color- Can’t get enough!

  69. Karen says:

    wowow, my Monday blues really needs this…

  70. Katie G says:

    Wow, so many great artists in this package!

    What I love best about the PikaPackage is that I discover somebody new every time….and my favourite that I’ve never seen before this time has to be Dee Beale – beautiful!

    I also discovered Amaranta (Piktorama) only recently and I’m in love with her cupcakes too!

  71. thedoglived says:

    The work of Dee Beale contains honest references to Scandinavian design and she has achieved such flatness within the Gocco printing process. Her work is considered and genuine, the site that your link takes you to also offers great insights into her works in progress,

  72. Amaranta says:

    Almost impossible to choose!! But I did favored the work of Laura Berger, I just like the textures she adds to her drawings.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway, I will be sure to post it on my blog! hello

  73. Blandine says:

    I really love the Hug it out card, it’s gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. manu says:

    My favorites out of a fantastic set are Dee Beale, Kate Pugsley and Denise Holmes

  75. Lori Alrawi says:

    I love Dee Beale’s Sleeping Foxes.

  76. Cheek-y says:

    Hihuhoha this is a huge giveaway ! Thanks Pikaland and thanks to all the artists this is very generous (and omg once again this Pikapackage is beautiful)

  77. Laura says:

    I’d have to say that Laura Berger’s work is definitely my favorite. It makes me so happy. The visuals of sounds and emotions strike a cord in me and make me feel that everything is as it should be. It’s like she’s reached into my subconscious, given it form and color, and put it on paper for all to see. The peacefulness and optimism are just too perfect. Her work is so inspiring and I love love love it!

  78. Oh gosh I adore them all but those cupcake prints by Piktorama are just too freaking cute. Just adorable! I love when art has a bit of humor blended in with great colors and simple composition.

  79. Lisa O. says:

    I love the Piktorama designs! They’re fun and cute without being overly cutesy. Great stuff :).

  80. Alison says:

    I love love love The Haunted House of Projects. Her other work is very cool and i really like her color choices.

  81. monika says:

    Hard to choose, they are all great! Susan Estelle Kwas is my favorite, I love her illustrations for kids.

  82. Louise says:

    I โ™ฅ Laura Berger’s prints with text. ‘Don’t Panic’ and ‘Hug It Out’ – exactly what the world needs more of! xo

  83. Tara says:

    A collection/tribute to gocco! fab idea!
    Fric De Mentol – sucked me in. Quirky, evocative and on a lavender sachet – very useful. I wanted to dream away..

  84. judith says:

    i love the work of Moira Millman.the bright colours and her playful style makes me smile.

  85. Bee says:

    All are amazing and really difficult to decide… but the one that brings a smile to my dial is Kate Pugsley’s work. Especially this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing…

    Some days you just wanna hide under a paper bag!

  86. jenni o says:

    oh, I hope it’s not too late to enter! I have my own gocco, and love to see the work produced on it by others.

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