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A nice giveaway to do this one. 8Faces is a majestic typographic magazine so a big WOOP to the following 3 winners. Even luckier as it quickly sold out after I launched the giveaway.

8Faces Giveaway Winners

  1. Ian Cylkowski - @Hexual
  2. Sabrina Sturm - @die-sturm
  3. David G - @ColourofAir

For the above winners, please email me your postal address. I have two copies right now and another on back order. So I will send out two copies to Ian and Sabrina then David, will send yours out in the New Year when they estimate the 2nd batch will be dispatched.

8Faces is by Elliot Jay Stocks

Update : The printed edition is now Sold Out, so this is likely your only chance to grab a copy.

8Faces Typographic Magazine Giveaway

I have just 3-4 copies of the current 2nd edition of 8Faces, by Elliot Jay Stocks to give out. As they have just been ordered, they will be dispatched as soon as they are delivered.

It's easy to enter, just leave a comment with Twitter ID or another way to contact you should you be picked out.

Please only enter if you are deadly interested in 8Faces and typography , if not, please give other people who are a better chance to win.

I will pick the 3-4 winners middle of next week, thereabouts. The only entry requirement is that I ask you to Retweet/Share this post at some point.

How are prizes sourced?

As with previous giveaways, all prizes are sourced and purchased by myself. This giveaway was arranged by myself, for my own reasons and not in anyway arranged or influenced by the guys at DevHD. This is just my way to spread the word.

This is why I can only usually manage one or two prizes per giveaway, depending on the overall value of the items concerned.

Finally, I have two Dribbble invites to give out to two creative type people. Read on.

What is Dribbble

Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives. Share sneak peeks of your work as “shots” — small screen shots of the designs and applications you’re working on.

It is a 2-way community, it relies on people submitting work as well as taking time to comment on others submitted work. There is a strong bias to constructive criticism,  blatantly rude and negative remarks are strongly discouraged. Keep that for YouTube. This means that it is a great place to seek feedback for designs or early ideas and concepts.

If you have not heard of Dribbble by now then the About page will give you all the details you need.

Dribbble is invaluable

I have found Dribbble utterly invaluable. As I work alone, I have no one to particularly to bounce ideas off, and with logo design this is important to get a wider perspective. With Dribbble I can get early feedback on potential concepts and even completed ideas.

For my logo designs, I have even shown clients this positive feedback, this is a great way to show them that an idea you have done is well received in general. It's a great confidence booster for a client to see this level of positive feedback from other experienced and talented designers.

A good example of how the feedback for a logo design helped a client with their decision, was for the Webville logo design.

Getting an invite is tricky at best

You will also no doubt know that Dribbble invites are very tightly controlled, in a similar vein to FFFFound. Even when one is 'drafted', you are not given invites to give out, with FFFFound you at least get one invite to give out straightaway. So invites for Dribbble are like gold dust. I have been on Dribbble for a few months and got my first batch of invites yesterday, along with a lot of other Dribbblers.

As members with invites, we are asked to 'Draft Wisely!' It is encouraged to give the invites out to designers who you would like to have on your team. As each player  you draft is shown up in ones 'drafted list', I for example was drafted by Rogie King (RogieKing). This means, he can be held partly responsible for for the quality of work being uploaded by anyone he 'drafts'.

Everyone can see who Rogie drafted, and can be blamed if I was to upload a constant stream of rubbish. So with this in mind, Rogie would be looking to draft someone with work that he likes. So when you are drafted by someone on Dribbble, it can be also seen as a 'thumbs up' to the work you do.

So I try not to let Rogie down with the quality of my 'shots'

As Dribbble says

Help keep the league clean. Resist the urge to send invites to folks who enjoy uploading photos of their cat. Also! The players you draft will show up in your “drafted list” so we’ll know who to blame for the aforementioned cat photos.

How to get one of these invites

However I word this, it will probably sound like I am being a little elitist, but there is not much I can do about that. There is a standard of quality about Dribbble, so this means I am encouraged to 'draft' designers that have a level of design that I personally find captivating.

The important thing to remember here is that my decision will be based on design that appeals to me, so it will be subjective. This means that if you are not chosen, this is in no way a reflection of your skills as a designer, I need to make that clear. The two designers I that I end up selecting will just have work that 'speaks' to me, so please don't see it as a personal snub.

Although I mostly upload logo designs, I'm not looking to just 'draft' other logo designers. I highly respect solid design in general. So if you create  websites, illustrate, design and create, then PLEASE take a shot at the giveaway.

Follow these steps

I have decided to keep aspects of this a little secretive, I don't want to make everyone have to bear their souls to everyone else, so read on.

  1. To show your interest, please just leave a brief comment below stating your interest.
  2. Email me a link to your portfolio: [email protected] If you have any work you are particular proud of, or work that best represents what you do, send me that also.
  3. Also, a few words on the style of work you plan to mostly upload to Dribbble, be it illustration, web design, print design, icons, logo design etc.

With this in mind, it's actually a pretty tricky situation to be in, so just know that I will be basing my selections on 'what rocks my boat'.

I will choose two portfolios from the emails I receive and you will receive an email invite from Dribbble. I am not open to any form of bribery. Individual requests wil be treated with the contempt they surely deserve. I will announce winners  on this blog and on Twitter in about a week's time.

Follow me on Dribbble

First of all. Huge apologies for the lateness in announcing the winners for the Typographic Giveaway that ran for several weeks over Christmas.

The simple reason was to do with cash flow, more specifically, a small problem with some non-paying clients towards end of the year. This rather messed up my cash flow for the start of the year, and as all these prizes are self funded, it made things a little tricky.

But here we are with the lucky lucky winners. If you are one of the below, then please get in contact to claim your prize. You can email me at [email protected] please send me your full postal address so that I can send you the prize.

The Winners

  1. 1 x Fontbook from FontShop - Congrats to Chris Marshall @marshall24
  2. 1x Smashing Magazine Book - Congrats to Linda Page @lindapage
  3. 1x The Typographic Desk Reference Book - Congrats to Dave Mmet @davemmett
  4. 1x Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster - Congrats to Iestyn Lloyd @iestynx
  5. 2x Typotheque SketchBook and 2010 Pocket Calendar -  Congrats to Daniel Muntean @danielmuntean & Michelle Whited @WhitedM
  6. 3x Helvetica Moleskines Congrats to Sara Reffler @paperdoll, Sandra Kidd @GorgeousCre8ive & Kostandinos @suedecrush
  7. 2x Type Trumps Cards Congrats to Dnyanesh Mankar @dnyaneshmankar & Laura Whitehead @littlelaura


Typographic Desk Reference Book

Smashing Magazine Book

Typotheque calendar and sketchbook

Helvetica Moleskine

Type Trumps


The 2 Winners are...

Now ready to announce the 2 winners of the very popular Typodarium 2010 Typographic Calendar. You can see further details of this calendar on a previous post 'Typodarium 2010 Typographic Calendar' and the official website.

Congrats to @evanstremke alias Evan Stremke and @AnnieBGoode alias Anne Moore.

Please send me an email with your address details etc.

Another chance to win

This has proven to be one of the more popular giveaways in terms of quantity of comments left. Although the cynic in me believes this is down to the rather easy rules.

So if iyou didn't make it this time, don't worry too much, I have ordered several more and will have another giveaway in the next few weeks..

Some Pages


Winner is...

Am now ready to announce the winner of this marvelous typographic poster, based on the periodic table. The designer, Camdon Wilde clearly onto a classy winner has now come up with version 2, in a stylish black and silver version.

Congrats to Chuck alias Charles Riccardi (@charlesriccardi). You have won this most excellent poster.

If you didn't make it this time, don't worry too much, I will have another giveaway in the next few weeks..

Link & Photo Credits

Poster article originally found on FPO : For Print Only 'Periodic Table of Typefaces Poster'.

The amazing photographs of this poster also created by FPO and the above link will take you to the rest of the amazing poster photos.

Typographic poster

Purchase this poster

If you can't wait to see if you will be the winner, you can head over to to purchase this awesome poster.

Original Poster on Behance

The original poster can be seen here on Behance :



FFFfound invite

FFFFound Invite Giveaway

Time for a slightly different giveaway. A giveaway that will give one lucky winner access to the FFFFound Image Bookmarking network. It's a unique opportunity as you probably know, trying to get hands on these rare invites is almost impossible.

This giveaway will require some proof of your passion for all things 'image bookmarking'.

FFFound invite giveaway

How to enter

When leaving a comment, please indicate what other image bookmarking sites you currently use. Give URL's of your existing profiles, sites could include : ImgFav, Dropular, I Heart This, ImageSpark,, YayEveryday, PicoCool.

I will cast my beady eye over your previous contributions and choose 10 that I feel are 'worthy' contenders for a FFFFound invite. It's not about volume necessarily, neither is it about how many sites you contribute to. If you have one main site like Dropular, and you post regularly then that's good. It is not dependent on 'how' many image bookmarking sites you contribute to, it's more about what you post and when.

Let's put it this way, if you contribute in any form to any image bookmarking sites, you WILL be considered for inclusion in the final 10.

Then one name will be randomly picked and announced on here at some point in the next few weeks.

It will be based on who I think utilises existing image bookmarking sites in a way that means the invite will be best used.

Honestly, I don't have a God or control complex, but just trying to follow the FFFFound philosophy, by keeping the network exclusive to genuine contributors.

You should know by now that my ability to announce winners for my giveaways are rarely on time. But this time I think I have out done myself by leaps and bounds. Over a month late with the results. Incredible.

Kinda disappointed with the turnout for this one, thought more people would be interested to take part, so interesting to see what really 'turns' people on to participate in giveaways. Will stick to my usual nerdy/geeky 'prizes' next time round. :)

The Winners

So the 4 winners from the Apple iTunes Music and Video Voucher Giveaway are as follows...

First Prize of £50 iTunes Voucher

Sarah Madyson - @MadysonDesigns

Runner Up Prize of £10 Vouchers

Bob Orchard

Henry Bennett

Luke Jones

Winners - How to claim

Please send me a email with your own email, then I will 'gift' the vouchers to you direct from the Apple Store. Congrats, let me know what you buy.