Giveaway: Piccolo

Piccolo giveaway

Piccolo giveaway

My good friend Sara (who runs the awesome blog Brown Paper Bag) recently started a new, fun project called Piccolo, along with her friend Lisa. Originally funded on Kickstarter in January 2013, Piccolo’s purpose is to bring creative and well-made illustrated products to people in a way that is accessible, affordable, and fun. While their first collection of prints have already made their debut on a successful Kickstarter campaign, the ladies have just launched their second collection called “To Market” and it’s made up of a series of tote bags inspired by outdoor farmer’s markets, beach trips, and summer time, featuring rad illustrations from some of my favorite artists.

To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away one tote bag + one print of your choice to one lucky commenter. And the best part? It’s open for entry to everyone around the world – how cool is that?

To enter, just comment on this post letting us know which print + tote bag is your favorite combination and you might just win a set! Closing date for entries is 22nd August 2013.

**UPDATE: Thanks so much to everyone who commented – this giveaway has now officially ended, and the lucky winner is Venla Rossi!**

[Images: From top: “To Market” tote bag by Karolin Schnoor, Petite Print by Yelena Bryksenkova]

Sponsor giveaway: Draw your own alphabets!

Draw Your Own Alphabet

Draw Your Own Alphabet

Draw Your Own Alphabet

Draw Your Own Alphabet

Draw Your Own Alphabet

I love drawing alphabets. I don’t think I’m very good at it, but I try anyway.

So when there’s a book out that tells me that there’s a way to draw different types of fonts – I’m sold. I mean, why wouldn’t I want to add the ability to draw hand-drawn fonts to my drawing repertoire? I’d be silly to toss that idea aside! While my copy is making its way to me in the mail (and I saw great previews of the book via Amazon), I just couldn’t wait to let you know that you can win a copy of this book right now!

One of my sponsors for this month, the lovely Princeton Architectural Press is giving away FIVE – I repeat – FIVE copies of Draw Your Own Alphabets: Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, and Make Your Own by Tony Seddon worth USD$19.95 each to five different readers. No matter if you’re in Kuala Lumpur (like I am), in South Africa, or in Australia, you can be in the running to win a copy!

So what you need to do is this: share with me your favorite font in the whole wide world (it can be hand-drawn, or not, it doesn’t matter!) in the comments below, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book. Deal?

Be sure to have them in by Tuesday, 30th April to be in the running! We’ll email the winners after that, so if you snooze, you lose!

UPDATE:

Thank you all for participating! The winners, generated randomly is Elisa, Ana Pina, Julia Levis, Ellen and Terina! I’ll be sending an email out to you guys shortly, so watch out for it! In the meantime, to make sure you don’t miss out on future cool giveaways, sign up for our mailing list!

Sponsor giveaway: Bloody Family

Piktorama giveaway

Piktorama giveaway

Today we have a special giveaway from Piktorama, who came up with a range of cute and yet evil goodies under the collection “Bloody Family“. Her latest brand started out as a personal project that soon blossomed into a quirky collection of characters, which include Vampire Toasts, Divina the Cute & Evil Cupcake, The Bloody Type Triplets, Rábbiula the vampire rabbit, the pets Frank & Ester, Tofudamus the veggie vampire, and the next door nerd Kelvin. My personal favorite? These engraved wooden earrings featuring Twin Tofus!

To celebrate the launch of her adorable characters, Piktorama is giving away one cupcake mug and an apron for one lucky Pikaland reader worth about USD$40! Just let us know who your favorite characters are from the Bloody Family lot in the comments by February 12! The lucky winner will then be notified via email after a random draw on random.org. Happy exploring!

UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is Amy J! Thanks so much to everyone for participating!

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