Posts Tagged "contest"

December 14, 2010

Designspiration + Invite Giveaway

UPDATE! Congrats to our winners!  Carolin, Dylan, Brendan and I each picked a winner from the great entries below.  Carolin picked Matt, Dylan picked Amelie, Brendan picked Euan, and I picked Zara.  We’ll each individually be in touch with the winners for your invite code.  For those of you that didn’t win, make sure you follow @Designspiration on twitter or just search twitter for DSPN – lots of folks have invites to go around.

As designers, we’re always looking for fresh content and inspiration to discover and save to help give us that spark that pushes us down that next creative road.  Sites like ffffound have served this purpose for a while, but, let’s be honest – spend 90 seconds on ffffound and you’ll be staring at boobies.  I think it’s like one of those 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon things, but on ffffound, it’s impossible to click through 6 images without ending up in (albeit usually fairly tasteful) nudes – not particularly useful when looking for, say, branding inspiration.

Enter Designspiration, a new venture by Shelby White (aka Wanken, ironically, considering his new site is free of boobies).  White posts regularly on his blog, as well as contributes to the ever-popular ISO50, where he has a pretty in-depth process piece about building DSPN.  Designspiration seems to be off to a good, well-curated start – already some really great content in there.  The site is really well-done too, with few distractions and clever UI enhancements throughout that make searching and discovering pretty fun.  Also, legit attribution, which is nice.

DSPN is an invite-only community (for posting; viewing is open of course), but we have a couple of invites to give away.  Keeping the posting community invite-only ensures that the quality of the content is as high as it can be, but I’m confident that quite a large majority of our faithful readers would be great content curators at DSPN.  So we’re going to give a couple invites away.  Leave a comment below this post with a link to an image that has inspired you lately – Something that really got the creative juices flowing.  We’ll look at the responses and pick a few to offer invites.  Contest closes on Friday.


May 18, 2010

Das Monk Giveaway!

AWWW YEAHHHH. It’s giveaway time again (yay). This time around, we’re joining forces with Sydney, Australia’s Das Monk, a graphic apparel company that just flat out kills it on every front. The imprint teams up with a new group of artists every three months to create a release a new line of shirts. They’ve been gracious enough to offer up one t-shirt for FOUR lucky readers.

Here’s the scoop: go check out the Das Monk site + all of their amazing shirts/hoodies/tank tops. Come back here to OKG + enter in one of three ways.

1. Leave a comment on this post + let us know which 3 shirts you’d like to win most. If you’re chosen as one of the winners, Das Monk will pick 1 of the 3 choices + send it your way.

2. Follow us on Twitter + tweet the following message: “Enter to win the Das Monk giveaway from @okaygreat”

3. Like us on Facebook. Leave a post on our wall or a comment on the post about the giveaway w/ your top 3 shirt choices.

Entries close next Monday (5/24) at 11:59 PM, EST. Winners will be announced on Tuesday morning. GOOD LUCK!


October 7, 2009

Fourth Is King T-Shirt Giveaway

It may be a little late for back to school, granted.  But is it ever too late for back to awesome?  Nope, it’s not.  We’ve teamed up with our friends at Adapt-Studio to bring our readers some truly dope shirts from their new Fourth is King imprint.

One lucky winner will nab both of these new shirts.  Read below for instructions about how to enter…



This time around, there are three ways to be entered to win:

1.  Follow us on Twitter and send an @ response our way about the contest.

2.  Become a fan on Facebook.

3.  Leave a comment on this post about your favorite t-shirt in your personal collection.

Contest ends this Sunday night, [10/11] at 11:59pm.  We’ll announce our winner on Monday morning.  Good luck!

[thanks, Jay!]


March 9, 2009

The Contest Results are in!

Drumroll, please…


Congratulations Matt Bateman from the UK!

We chose our winner with the most scientifically sound method possible:  we each jotted down a couple of numbers and picked them out of Brendan’s hat at our Monday morning meeting.  Foolproof!


Science in action!

Thank you all for being a part of our first B-day Giveaway!  You’re awesome.
And to those of you that didn’t win:  dry your weeping eyes; we had so much fun this time around that we’ve decided to host another contest in the very near future.  Keep those eyes peeled!


March 6, 2009

Last Chance!

HEY!  YOU!  Yeah, you.

Listen, today is the last day you can enter our first Birthday Giveaway.  The odds of winning are still really great!  Especially for the bonus giveaway, so get reposting!  You like free stuff, right?

The Contest ends tonight at the stroke of midnight, Eastern Standard Time.  Get goin’!

So scroll down below or click here if you’re lazy.


March 3, 2009

OK Celebrate!


That’s right, folks.  OK Great is a year old.  Awww. Can you believe it?

Thanks to all of you readers, we’ve been growing every month and we’d like to say, “THANK YOU”!  Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, thanks for spreading the word around about our little blog.  And to celebrate, we’d like to drink a big, fat bottle of champagne…I mean, give away some free stuff to our readers!

So, here’s the deal.  To be entered into the contest, all you’ve gotta do is submit a comment between NOW and the end of the week (Friday).  Let us know what you think of OK Great or just say “Hi”.  Be sure to leave us your email address so we can get atcha!

Over the weekend, we’ll randomly select a winner from all of the comments and come Monday, we’ll announce the name of the lucky guy or gal who’s won our wonderful prize package!



A 7″ made by our buddies over at Horse & Buggy Press, an awesome letterpress shop in downtown Durham.  Look closely on the backside, that’s 166/300.  Limited Edish!


On snap!  Horse & Buggy again.  This time with a beautiful set of 5 letterpressed cards.  Like Nicole said, “everything looks better letterpressed”.


Recognize this guy?  I’ve posted about him a couple of times before.  This is an 8×10 original print and a set of animal pins from our friend Ryan Berkley.  What a guy!


Next up, a nice visual history of political stencils.  Interesting stuff!  Donated by author Josh MacPhee & the Just Seeds Organization.


A handful of stickers and a t-shirt from local t-shirt company Mini Cassette Tees.  If you don’t like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, I don’t know if I like you.  Just being honest.


A magnet from…us.  If you’re local, you may have seen this popping up all over downtown.  Throw this one on your fridge and represent Flywheel Design & OK Great!


Lastly, we’ve got this little sticker, also from Josh @ Just Seeds.  Woo!

We’d like to give a super big thanks to all of the artists who generously donated their goods for our contest.  Ryan Berkley, Mini Cassettes, Horse & Buggy Press, & Josh McAphee @ Just Seeds.  Please visit their respective sites and show ‘em some deserved love!

BONUS:  Repost this giveaway on your blog and let us know about it!  You’ll be entered into a second contest where we’ll be giving away a mystery gift pack.

Including: a poster from Mini Cassettes, another Ryan Berkley print (hint: featured this weird print in an earlier post) and a sticker!