2011 Grain Edit Holiday Giveaway Bash

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–The Giveaway is Now Closed –

The holidays are here so, it’s time to celebrate! Our annual giveaway bash is just one way for us to thank all of our awesome readers for another amazing year. For our 2011 Holiday Bash we’ve put together incredible lineup including gifts from Chronicle Books, Laurence King Publishing, Lars Muller Publishers, Katie Kirk, Alberto Cerriteno, Tad Carpenter, Christoper Simmons/Mine, Albert + Marie, Liam Devowski / Teenagers in Love, Owen Gatley, Jesse Lefkowitz, and Paper Punk.

A special thank you goes out to HP. In addition to donating a HP ENVY 14 to the giveaway they supplied us with laptops to use with our blogging and manage the shipping of items from our store.

Now on to the giveaway!


2 Ways to Win: Enter Twice to Increase Your Odds

You can enter by joining the Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page or by following us on Twitter (please read the details below). Feel free to use both methods of entry, giving you 2 entries into the giveaway and increasing your odds of winning.


Enter by “Liking” our Facebook Page:

First, leave a message in the comments section of this post. (Let us know what your favorite post is from the past year.)

Next, “like” the Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page & leave the following message ”“hey @grainedit count me in for the giveaway http://tinyurl.com/geditsgiveaway #gedit11”


Enter by Following us on Twitter

1. Follow us on twitter @grainedit

2. Tweet the following message “hey @grainedit count me in for the giveaway http://tinyurl.com/geditsgiveaway #gedit11”


Selecting the Winner

Giveaway ends 12/23/11 at 6pm. On Friday Dec. 23, 2011 we will randomly select 3 winners from all the entries. The first name we draw will win the Grand prize. The 2nd name we draw will get their pick from the remaining prize options etc. and so on.

We will announce the winner on Dec 26, 2011 in the RSS Feed, Grain Edit Facebook Fan Page as well as our Twitter stream.

and now for the prizes………..


Grand Prize

hp laptop

A HP ENVY 14 Beats Edition laptop courtesy of HP

-A red back-lit keyboard
-14.5-inch BrightView LED display and HP TrueVision HD webcam
-Core i5 processors (optional quad core i7) and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD switchable graphics
- Up to six hours of battery life

*see details below

design books

1 copy of Pantone: The 20th Century in Color courtesy of Chronicle Books

alvin lustig born modern

1 copy of Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig courtesy of Chronicle Books

eli no

1 Copy of Eli, No! Courtesy of Katie Kirk

alberto cerritos

1 enamored owl print courtesy of Alberto Cerriteno
Limited Edition Letterpress
Hand signed and numbered / Edition of 625
8.5″ x 11″ / 3-Color Art Inks on 220lb Pearl Lettra Paper

tad carpenter

1 Back to Kids print courtesy of Tad Carpenter
11 x 17, 4 color silkscreen on 1/4 inch plywood. Edition of 60.

christopher simmons

1 copy of Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Cause by Christopher Simmons courtesy of Mine


1 copy of Lufthansa + Graphic Design courtesy of Lars Muller Publishers

bob gill

1 copy of Bob Gill, so far. courtesy of Laurence King Publishing

jesse lefkowitz

jesse lefkowitz

1 Lion print & 1 Bull print courtesy of Jesse Lefkowitz

alexander girard

Alexander Girard Color Board courtesy of Ammo Books
6 x 6 inches | 56 pages

paper punk

paper punk

paper punk

paper punk

paper punk

BOT001 Build Your Own Paper Toy Robot *

PUP001 Build Your Own Paper Toy Dog

RIDE001 Build Your Own Paper Toy Car

BOT poster- Two color screen print designed by us and hand pulled by Bloom Screen Printing in Oakland, CA. Numbered and signed. Limited edition of 200.  18 x 24″ full bleed

SAYS SO No. 1 print- Two color screen print designed by us and hand pulled by Bloom Screen Printing. Numbered and signed. Limited edition of 200. 18 x 24″

All items are courtesy of Paper Punk

*BOT001 is an all-inclusive kit that gives you the goods to create the coolest looking bot on the block. Over 225 pieces (18 punch-n-build shapes, 170 stickers, 40 adhesive dots, 1 cool poster, 1 reusable folder)are included to build your very own lo-fi robot. Customize your creation by adhering the elements however you wish, coloring the backside of the shape sheets, and/or decorating it with the provided stickers. Battle your sturdy bot or display and admire your handiwork. Assembled size: 6” x 7.5” x 4”


Prize Option 1

alberto cerritos

1 enamored owl print courtesy of Alberto Cerriteno
Limited Edition Letterpress
Hand signed and numbered / Edition of 625
8.5″ x 11″ / 3-Color Art Inks on 220lb Pearl Lettra Paper

tad carpenter

1 North Pole Party People Game courtesy of Tad Carpenter

pantone book

1 copy of Pantone: The 20th Century in Color courtesy of Chronicle Books

alvin lustig born modern

1 copy of Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig courtesy of Chronicle Books


1 copy of Lufthansa + Graphic Design courtesy of Lars Muller Publishers

symbol laurence king

1 copy of Symbol by Angus Hyland & Steven Bateman courtesy of Laurence King Publishing

albert and marie

1 Uphill Downhill print courtesy of Albert + Marie
Size: 18″ x 24″
Paper: French Paper, PopTone Whip Cream, 100 lb. Cover

liam devoski

1 wilderness cap courtesy of Liam Devowski / Teenagers in Love

albert and marie

Sir Digbeth print courtesy of Owen Gatley
Print size is A3

alexander girard

Alexander Girard Color Board courtesy of Ammo Books
6 x 6 inches | 56 pages


Prize Option 2

alberto cerritos

1 enamored owl print courtesy of Alberto Cerriteno
Limited Edition Letterpress
Hand signed and numbered / Edition of 625
8.5″ x 11″ / 3-Color Art Inks on 220lb Pearl Lettra Paper

tad carpenter

1 North Pole Party People Game courtesy of Tad Carpenter

pantone book

1 copy of Pantone: The 20th Century in Color courtesy of Chronicle Books

alvin lustig born modern

1 copy of Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig courtesy of Chronicle Books


1 copy of Lufthansa + Graphic Design courtesy of Lars Muller Publishers


1 copy of Bibliographic by Jason Godfrey courtesy of Laurence King Publishing

liam devoski

1 peace cap courtesy of Liam Devowski / Teenagers in Love

eli no

1 Copy of Eli, No! Courtesy of Katie Kirk

alexander girard

Alexander Girard Color Board courtesy of Ammo Books
6 x 6 inches | 56 pages


and now a special thanks

Many thanks to all the wonderful sponsors for making today’s giveaway possible. Please take time to visit their sites.



Prizes will be mailed out after the Christmas Holiday.

*Prizes and promotional support provided by HP – Click here to see official rules. Winner of Laptop will need to fill out a W9 to claim prize. Laptop prize is limited to U.S. residents only. All other prizes are open to the international community.


I loved the “Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design” post. Great book.

There are several that come to mind. On of my favorites was the Vesa Sammalisto post. http://grainedit.com/2011/10/20/vesa-sammalisto/

My favorite post was the Tim Boelaars one. I love his work!

One particularly great post was about the old posters in the Notting Hill Gate tube station that were sort of happened upon. Loved seeing them still intact. Cheers.

I just got here so I haven’t had a chance to read much but I’m totally lovin’ this post, such tremendous generosity. Thanks!

I enjoyed the Tad Carpenter post, but what I love about grainedit, is how you break down the illustrators process. It’s always eye opening / fascinating / encouraging. Thanks for providing quality content.

It’s not a specific post, but the features are my favorites!!!!

Loved the Anorak Magazine interview!

I really liked Anton Pearson’s feature – it’s inspiring to see what fellow design students are working on.

Really dug the post on DKNG. Love their work and it was nice to see it on Grain Edit.

I loved the post about Tim Boolears! Love his work so much!

Can I just say that all of the wedding invitation features are my favorite? I love them so much!

Julia Rothman Interview!!

I really liked the post that intro’d Familytree Design. They have such cool stuff!
- Jessica @ Book Sake

So many great posts to choose from! The DKNG (http://grainedit.com/2011/10/26/dkng-studios/) work is incredible but
I’m a big fan of Jason Munn, so my favorite post of 2011 is http://grainedit.com/2011/06/01/jason-munn-for-rolling-roadshow/

I love most of you posts, but your profile on Jen Mussari was really ace.

I loved your post featuring Justin Gabbard (http://grainedit.com/2011/07/29/justin-gabbard/). Beautiful work! This site is my favorite for discovering inspiring artists :)

Lots of good stuff this year, but this was probably my favorite (Will Staehle):

I liked the Ross Gunter post the best. Such clean art.

Anything you post about DKNG is working for me!

I really enjoyed the Josh Cochran piece a few months back, it opened my eyes to someone whose work I wasn’t aware of, but now admire greatly.

2011 fav: Kevin Dart’s Looks That Kill

I love everything so it’s difficult to choose, but I enjoyed the Lufthansa+Graphic design mention last month…and it’s on the giveaway! Fantastic.

I really enjoyed the post featuring Radio (http://grainedit.com/2011/09/08/radio/#more-5965). I am a design student, my boyfriend is from Pretoria, and we both thought the postcard maps of the South African provinces were so cool. Not to mention, we’re big Mad Men fans, so seeing Radio’s Mad Men illustrations was just icing on the cake. Somehow it never occurred to me before seeing this post that South Africa hosts quite a bit of brilliant design, and since then I have discovered quite a few other studios that I love. Thank you for opening my eyes to this!

Loved the post on Jen Mussari, amazing typographic work.

One of my favorite posts was featuring the work of Ross Gunter. Awesome.

DNKG studios profile…and link into the time-lapse development of the Explosions in the Sky “mammoth” poster.

I was only recently introduced to your site as a means of inspiration for our upcoming brand revamp. Though I’m always in love with whatever artist you post next (it’s like a mini guarantee) I distinctly remember running across the NYC firm Foundary through your site. Beautiful work very indicative of what I’m trying to accomplish with our own brands. Thanks again!

I really loved the post about Sanjay Patel.

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I’m always inspired by your features, one that stands out for me too was the one on the recently discovered london transport posters at notting hill station, introducing me to the wonderful work of Daphne Padden, cheers!

I enjoyed the Ross Gunter. If i had to choose just one i guess.

My favorite was the post on Greg Pizzoli’s illustrations!

Just so many great posts!
The one I remember was Andy Millers post :)

My favorite was the Tad Carpenter interview. Would love to see more interviews in the future.

I loved the feature on Tim Boelaars :)

Favorite post: Eye See Posters http://grainedit.com/2011/10/17/eye-sea-posters/

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Your Burton Kramer post made me buy the book. I friggin’ love his work especially the CBC exploding pizza logo. 100%.

Not sure if i would keep just one post, but i always find through this blog tons of new awesome artists…just to name a few that i loved this year would be, Matt Lehman, Dana Tanamachi, Radio, or the feature about the book of Saul Bass

Tad Carpenter interview!

Julia Rothman interview!

I love Eli No !!

My favorite post was for PLOC! Beautiful illustrations!

The feature on Like Minded Studio blew me away!

My favourite was the Ted Carpenter interview!

I loved the Anorak Magazine and the interview you guys did. Thanks!

Ted Carpenter interview!

I love the “Eli No!” posts. They make me smile. :)

Definitely the post on Mike Perry’s newest book “Pulled.” Great little teaser for the book; let me know it was definitely worth getting!

I loved the interview with George McCalman. Neat guy. Super inspiring.

your post about Roman Klonek works did it for me.
Keep up the great work!

i liked the life in film and design post from saul blass the best

It’s impossible to pick one post from the entire year! To name a few of my favorites:

- Eli No! Book. I bought two for my siblings.
- Mike Perry’s newest book, Pulled
- Sasha Barr Interview

Thanks for offering the giveaway! And always, the brilliant posts :)

You guys get me every time, enticing me with all of this design goodness! Thanks for this.

I have to say that the Sanjay Patel post has been my favorite this year. The insight into his process, inspiration and work surpasses the rest for me.

I really enjoyed the post on the newer work of “I Love Dust,” awesome examples of custom lettering.

You’re a daily stop. I’m supposed to pick a single post? Today’s, then.

xxoo from Nebraska.

The Jen Mussari post was rather awesome!

I love all of your posts, but I definitely have a soft spot for Polish stamp art, like this style http://grainedit.com/2011/09/12/roman-klonek/#more-5986

Love Adam Hill’s work, especially Mad Brew so favorite goes to the post featuring his work.

I really liked your post about DKNG Studio and their posters.

I liked the Anton Pearson’s feature!

I enjoyed the posts on Mario Hugo and Keetra Dean Dixon.

recent fave Grain entry:


Insight into Anorak made me happy on many levels…

thanks for the Gr’Edit…!

I really was inspired by Tad Carpenter’s interview.

Really hard to choose. Loved Tad Carpenter Interview and Kevin Dart’s Looks that Kill.

Loved the article featuring Tim Boelaars.

My favoutite this year was
In fact, coming across Dana’s incredible chalk lettering may just be my favourite design discovery of the year!

I loved the post you did on Anorak magazine – one of my faves :) Happy holidays!

Definitely, July’s “Recently Received” post – I’ve picked up nearly all of the featured titles so far!

Tad Carpenter interview!

My favourite was the Tad Carpenter email. I’ve been following his work for quite a while, and found the interview really interesting!

^ Make that the Tad Carpenter interview!

I love all the Recently Received posts! Especially the July one!

Too hard to pick a favourite, but a standout would be radio: “http://grainedit.com/2011/09/08/radio/#more-5965″
I loved how they did their maps, it was whimsical and just beautiful. It influenced a map that we created for a class project in a very positive way.

Happy holidays!

I’m a relatively new reader, so I’m not sure what to pick yet!

lets go with simon walker, though there were many, many others.

As always, a lovely giveaway from GrainEdit! I might have to say my favorite post this year was the Typography Sketchbooks post…. I really love seeing an artist’s process…. so any interview is great too.

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I like them all, so it’s hard to pick, but i really enjoyed the artist interviews.

A lot of good stuff this year, but I’d have to say my favorite is Dana Tanamachi’s chalk work.

Too hard to call!

I especially love any of your posts that have typography in them. Hand generated type is even better. Keep posting awesome stuff!

As a former Art History student, learning about and discovering art I’d not been familiar with previously is quite interesting. I particularly appreciated the blog post on Philographics by Genis Carreras. Simplicity can still have it’s own depth and richness.

I loved the Typography Sketchbooks review you posted a couple of weeks ago!

Loved the Telegramme Studio post *and* the Typography Sketchbooks post. Can’t decide which I liked better!

I really enjoyed the once on Anorak magazine. Enjoyed it very much

HI! I really liked the post about The Noun Project: http://grainedit.com/2011/03/09/the-noun-project/

Hello. The post about Anorak and side magazines was really exciting.

I loved de Tad Carpenter interview, absolutly my favourit!

I really liked the recent post about Sanjay Patel’s new projects (http://grainedit.com/2011/11/14/sanay-patel-deities-demons-and-dudes-with-staches/). It’s been a while since Ramayana came out and I’ve been wanting to see more work from him. Happy holidays from the Philippines! :)

The Tad Carpenter was awesome. Always glad to read a great interview, never enough of Tad either :)

Hi Grainedit, this is my favourite post from 2011:

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For me (one of the most) inspiring posts was the one bout the map work of illustrator Owen Gatley…:)

Sac Magique just one of the best!

josh cochran was my favourite post this year! so amazing!

my favorite post of the year was with sanjay patel! his bright colors were so inspiring to a graphic designer like me!


I liked the Saul Bass book post too…

Oh, wow. That’s an easy one! The Tad Carpenter interview was rad. I have a major illustrator-crush on him, so getting to see his process/studio was super interesting. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me every day!

Loved the Ross Gunter post, what a great work!

Too many great posts to choose from… But Saul Bass and Kevin Dart were among my favorites

This is one of my favorite blogs…so many wonderful posts! One favorite was the Doyald Young tribute by Jessica Hische.

Love 90% of your posts if you want just one, Tad Carpenter.

Thanks you for all of them!!

Yay! I loved the post about Vesa Sammalisto!

By far my favorite post of the past year was your feature of The Foundry Collective: http://grainedit.com/2011/11/30/foundry-collective/ LOVE their work!

I loved the Katie Kirk/Eli No! post. She’s so awesome!

I like the Anorak Magazine post (http://grainedit.com/2011/06/02/anorak-magazine-interview/) quite a bit. Bought a bunch of stuff from them due to your post and my son loves their Food is Fun book. I show my class your site the first day of class as a go to source of inspiration.

My favorite was the post on DKNG Studios. Their posters are phenomenal! And also the announcement for Sanjay Patel’s exhibition in SF. I happened to be in town, checked it out, and it was gorgeous! Wouldn’t have known about it without Grain Edit!

I loved the typography sketch book feature!


Actually went and got myself a copy!

Telegramme Studio post was so astonishing!So fantastic typography.

I’ll have to say Tad Carpenter Interview.
Have a grain Christmas!

A post I enjoyed was the Heartwork Art Benefit for Target House. Always awesome to give back, especially through art.


I really liked the post about Anton Pearson! Such great work. Inspiring.

Love that Tad Carpenter interview! I was born in Kansas City and have since moved far away, but it will always hold a special place in my heart and have a certain pull because of the creative and friendly people.

Tad Carpenter interview and the Saul Bass book post are my favorites.

My favorite post was the Familytree Design posters of mythological creatures! Thanks!

Sanjay Patel: Deities, Demons, and Dudes with Staches!!!! It was really cool

My favorite post was the Tad Carpenter interview. I think he is just amazing.

After your posts on Sanay Patel’s murals, posters, and books, I’m a fan! His books and Katie Kirk’s Eli, No are all on my Christmas list. Hope I get them… Thanks for all the great posts!

Your showcase of Jesse Lefkowitz’s work has inspired me to push texture more into my own work, so that ‘s my favorite post of 2011.


I loved the Anorak interview. It’s such a fun & exciting publication and it was nice to hear where they are coming from.

SAUL BASS, SAUL BASS, SAUL BASS! Great book and great article.

Typography Sketchbooks: I found this really cool, especially considering my love of typography!! : D

Tad Carpenter was my favorite! Keep up the great work.

My favorite was Function, Restraint and Subversion in Typography.
I love the items you uncover, the book was truly amazing!

I loved the layering of colors in Adam Hill’s work. Also the Burton Kramer book (which is on my Christmas list!)

I have starred so many GE posts in my Google Reader over the past year. A recent favorite is the introduction of Telegramme Studio. I swooned over their typography, and I too love sending and recieving bits of art in the mail…

My favourite post from this year is definitely the Saul Bass post (he is a favourite!) as well as the book finds from France. I am a big fan of Mid-century children’s book illustrations ..and I just drooled with envy with the great finds! <3

I love Ted Carpenter so his interview was my high light this past year.


It was from your site that I first learned of the Young Jerks 50 and 50 project. I love the collaborative nature and killer design behind this concept! Also, as a Portlander it was fun to see some of Carson Ellis’ work highlighted.

One of my favorites was the foundry collective. Very charming.

I loved your post on Saul Bass, being one of my big inspirations. But it was tough to pick one, as a student graphic design I find all your posts in a way inspiring and refreshing!

I really enjoyed the Dana Tanamachi post. Her lettering work is inspiring.

Thanks for all the good features.

I really enjoy all of the posts on here. But if I have to decide: The Quadradão post was great.

I love Julia Rothman! thanks for the great inspiration all year :)

So many favorites but among them is Like Minded Studio. Such amazing typography and subject choices.

hey grain edit! My favourite post this year was the interview with PLOC magazine, because it was the first post that brought me here, and has led to many happy hours of reading and design inspiration. x

As always hard to decide on a favorite GE post, but I found the photographic work of Dan Mountford to be especially memorable, as well as the work of Valero Doval.

i enjoyed reading through the enormouschampion studio visit.

Way better than an ugly sweater! I always find good stuff on Grain Edit but I especially love the interviews. Anorak was my fave this past year.

You guys are crazy rad. Loved the DKNG studios piece – their work is amazing. Thanks again for reminding me constantly why I love print and design.

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It’s hard to pick just one, but I really liked the work you showed from DKNG Studios.

I don’t know if I can pick a favorite but I did love the one with Eye Sea Posters!

Kevin Dart’s Looks That Kill was my favourite post from 2011. Keep up the amazing work!

I think it’s impossible to pick a favorite because I have so many. But I would have to say the 50 on 50 State designs from February made quite an impression on me and I went on to follow the progress of that project through its completion.

I’ve always liked the interviews (actually came across the website via the Frank Chimero one years ago) and George McCalman’s was especially enjoyable!

As Iman said above, the interviews are great! I always like hearing about the artists’ process. love sasha barr’s work and interview: http://grainedit.com/2010/05/04/sasha-barr-interview/

my favorite post was definitely http://grainedit.com/2011/07/15/kevin-darts-looks-that-kill/

love these images!

My favorite post was definitely the story on Anton Pierce’s work.

I love Jaime Van Wart’s work posted on 10 Aug 2011.

So hard to pick a favorite, I love all your posts, but would probably have to be the Bianca Gomez interview. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Ooooh and the recent Foundry Collective post got my mind ticking for a recent wine brand / label brief I received!

Tough choice, but I loved the interview with Tad Carpenter. He’s awesome. :)

Out of all your amazing posts, I’d have to say that I found the one of Marius Roosendaal’s work the most inspiring. :D ( http://grainedit.com/2011/04/13/marius-roosendaal/#more-5319 )

As a Kansas Citian, I’m partial to the Tad Carpenter post… love his work!

I love color, and Ethnic art, so enjoyed the piece on Sanjay Patel: Deities, Demons, and Dudes with Staches.

Imma have to say the Owen Gatley post was my favorite this year, because I’m a sucker for maps and whimsy.

The Jaime Van Wart post was inspirational to me!

This is such a awesome post. all are cool stuff, its hard to choose one!
its inspiring post!

I was inspired by Grady McFerrin, who I first discovered through the Grain Edit blog :) It’s hard to pick a favorite, but that’s definitely a memorable one for me.

Me gusto mucho el post sobre Like Minded Studio. Ojala supiera hacer lo mismo que ellos!!

Wonderful giveaways! :) One of my favorite posts were the one on Typography sketchbooks, great inspiration! (http://grainedit.com/2011/10/21/typography-sketchbooks-by-steven-heller-and-lita-talarico/)

I am fairly new to the site but luv what I’ve seen so far!! and if I had to pick a favorite it would be the post on Typography Sketchbooks ~ I love anything to do with fonts, text and design. I wanted to start my own typography sketchbook. peace

The Telegramme post was my favourite, as Bobby was a Uni friend of mine and its great to see him getting the recognition and exposure he and his work deserves. Thanks for your hard work this year and all the best for 2012 :)

One of my favourites this year was your article on Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch: http://grainedit.com/2011/08/09/maxwell-loren-holyoke-hirsch/

Really fresh and fun. Happy Holidays!

My favorite post was about the book Gems trip to France. By that time I was on holiday myself to the Dutch coast, (only 100 km from where I live in the Netherlands) and there was nothing to do. I couldn’t go to the beach because of the rain and I’ve been to the fish and shell museum for more than 10 times.

The article took me more than an hour to read on my iphone because there was no reception and it made me day-dream about a cool holiday to the south of France!

Thank you for all those inspiring posts! Keep it up!

I absolutely loved the vintage screen print typography of Jen Mussari. After reading the post about her, I paroused her website and found more treasures! I loved her fun interactive display of her work :) Looking at the grain edit post always provide me with the inspiration and gets my creative juices percolating…keep it up! god jul

I really enjoyed the Anorak feature… keep up the good work!

I loved the Betsy Walton work and the PLOC article most. Keep up the great variety! Always worth a look.

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I really love the post on Andrew Vastagh. His posters are awesome. Great use of color, shapes and textures. He does some good work!

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Thanks for the intro to the work of Jordan Gray. Love you Grain Edit!

I liked the Blanca Gomez Interview

Loved the awesome lettering styles of Telegramme Studio – top knotch!

My favorite was the Riley Cran piece because it led me to Lost Type!


I loved the piece on telegramme studio. Really inspiring old type.

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What I really love is to be surprised, impressed and inspired by every new post.
So hard to choose only one. Maybe the Anorak Magazine Interview could be my favorite.

This is my favorite. It led me to purchase the book for my sister for Christmas!


Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into the site!

Fav Post on Anton Pearson for his beautiful curation of colour and typography.

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This is very great deal, thanks for sharing this nice giveaway! i do like it very much!

I loved the Ross Gunter post! Great gridness!

My favourite post this year was the Anton Pearson post by Liz Meyer, I really like his typographic illustrations.

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Hello! Har to choose a favourite but I really like old packaging so I have to say “Louis Swart — Dutch Packaging”

I loved the Chris de Lorenzo post the most :)

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I was completely floored by Dana Tanamachi’s incredible chalk drawings and sign, they are a delight to look at.

Thanks Grain Edit, you are wonderful.

Favourite post would have to be ‘Familytree Design’, got me to subscribe to the grainedit rss

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Favourite post would have to be ‘Familytree Design’, got me to subscribe to the grainedit rss

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Sorry for the double post, realised after my posting that I had an abbreviated version of my name (fabian reinhardt) on facebook

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Thank you for sharing this information.
It will really helpful to solve my confusion

Process $ Chemical Engineering

My favorite post of the year is the one about “Center of Attention – Vintage 7″ Labels”, witch is a great blog, and I was happy to contribute to it after I discovered it here.

Pretty Eli No!

Favourite post has to be the chalk lettering by Dana Tanamachi. Nice!

Loved the Carson Ellis Post, was a great introduction to an amazing body of work.


I really Loved the Anorak Magazine interview and reading about her influences. It gave me a good idea for a new project!

Loved the Carson Ellis post – a great intro to an amazing body of work


Hi Grain Edit! Happy Christmas!
A fav article of mine from August 2011 would be Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography. Also loved “Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design” Happy Christmas, love Aimee Emersonxxxxxx

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Hi G.E!
A fav article of mine from August 2011 would be Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography. Also loved Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design. Happy Christmas, love Aimee Emerson xxxxxx

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OOoooh, that’s splendid.
And, for my favorite article here… i cannot choose.

Tough decision, I see a lot of new work thanks to Grain Edit. Hard for me to decide between Karel Martens and Vesa Sammalisto. Both super strong!

The post on Owen Gatley was my favorite as it lead me to get one of his prints

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It is hard to narrow down one favorite post. I love Grain Edit and learn about so many awesome new designers, illustrators, products and really look forward to your newletter.

Most recently, I really enjoyed the Tad Carpenter interview and the Anorak Magazine interview. I’ve bought a few things from Tad’s website. (wish I could buy all his posters!) and I’ve bought issues of Anorak in the past. I’ve definitely found a lot of artwork and products through your site. The pictures and interviews are awesome and thorough. I like the writing style; the post are well-written, informative, conversational and inspiring.

This prize package looks insane! I would love to receive even half the goodies!

Thanks Grain Edit! Happy Holidays :)

I have two favorites!

His photography was so inspiring!

I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book and I would also illustrate. This really pushed me to keep illustrating in my own style and not worry if it was perfect or not. Such a unique style and so many details to look at.

Thanks for all your hard work! The blog is so amazing!

Aaaah this giveaway is amazing! My favorite article was probably the Tad Carpenter interview. Seriously, he’s the bees knees. I loved reading about his process and seeing some of his project sketches.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity, Grain Edit. Merry Christmas!

I love reading almost all of your posts! But I really enjoyed the 2011 Poster Cabaret Bike Print Set Giveaway post because it not only featured great art with bicycled, but it introduced me to a bunch of great artists and illustrators. I spent so much time looking at their art and sites that I think I forgot to enter the giveaway!

My favorite post this year has been the work of DKNG featured back in October. Beautiful. Thanks for a giveaway like this.

my favorite post is tad carpenter’s. he’s so inspiring <3 <3


I liked the featured Simon Walker’s work: http://grainedit.com/2011/02/09/simon-walker/

Loved the kings 6th finger article. Ending up getting the book for my daughter and loves it too.

I most enjoyed the “Book gems from South of France” post this year besides all “Off Our bookshelves” posts! Great to get to know about Ben Newman’s work too.

I <3ed Micah Lindberg and it was really nice to see Peak 21 on Grain Edit because they’re cool and they’re from my country :) Cheers!

I loved the typography from the work of the Dutch duo Niessen & de Vries (http://grainedit.com/2011/09/16/niessen-amp-de-vries/#more-5997) and this recent post of Telegramme Studio was AMAZING (http://grainedit.com/2011/12/14/telegramme-studio/#more-6257). If you haven’t noticed I’m a sucker for great typography and lots of color!

The Dan Stiles interview

I share the same feeling with some of the rest . I love to discover talent, new or old ones. My favourite post this year was ” Niessen & de Vries “, awesome work.

My favorite post was “DKNG Studios”, their work is amazing! check it out if you missed it: http://grainedit.com/2011/10/26/dkng-studios/

I have always liked the looks inside artists places, so the Sasha Barr article is my recent favorite

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Love the Tad Carpenter interview! Love you guys!

It´s hard to pick just one, but if I have to it will be this: http://grainedit.com/2011/08/25/matthew-hollister/

I loved the Tad Carpenter interview…among many, MANY others. Always good posts.

It’s hard to pick just one, but I think the Tad Carpenter interview was a bit spesh :)

There’s too many to choose from but I enjoyed the Studio 8 post because I hadn’t seen their work.

I love all the interview posts especially. Most are from befor this year..bur yeah, tad carpenter is from this year..really liked it. More interviews please :) :) :)

Loved the Ryohei Kojima post. Always great to learn about someone completely new to me.

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This blog is part of my daily balanced diet, but I screen grabbed a bunch of images off the “Architectural Postcards” post.
Nice to see other inspirational images besides graphics…


This is really an intersting blog. Thanks for sharing with us….

I don’t know if this counts as “favorite post” but I did actually squeal when you posted about PLOC magazine and Alain Gree.

My favorite was the 50 and 50 State Mottoes Project

Love you grain edit! I can’t possibly pick a favourite post! Erm…tad carpenter interview was brilliant…Saul bass is genius…I love any illustration with a large dollop of clever creativity and a good sprinkling of 50s/60s style inspiration…all inspiring :) merry Xmas!

Saul Bass!

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Hellooou :) i just loved the Tad Carpenter interview! He inspires me, as you, grain edit inspire, too! Thanks and bunch of love!

I thought the article on Telegramme was particularly inspiring: http://grainedit.com/2011/12/14/telegramme-studio/

Oh my goodness, pick one favourite post? So many good ones – but I’d say the Like Minded Studio post was sweet. Thanks, grain edit, for the inspiration!

I very much enjoyed the recent Telegramme Studio article. ^___^ I love their technique and have been inspired to start a future project in the same style.

I really enjoyed the interview with Julia Rothman and love her artwork!

I find the whole blog a treasure trove of inspiration. I can’t really say that I have one particular favourite post, although I did just recently come across the DKNG post and absolutely loved seeing the process video.

I loved the feature you did on the vintage 7″ labels. Great inspiration – http://grainedit.com/2011/03/24/center-of-attention-vintage-7-labels/

i love everything!

One of my more recent favorites is Jing Wei. I love her tactile style and straight forward designs. I also always enjoy seeing many of your posts on old school graphic design books. Always a great job!

Count me in! Loved the Tad Carpenter interview :-)