/Sponsor/ Chronicle Books

A Huge thanks to Chronicle Books for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Jim Henson’s iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and new.

Now, fans can journey through Henson’s life with Imagination Illustrated, The Jim Henson Journal. The book,  a visual experience compiled directly from the private notes that Jim faithfully kept throughout his career, features hand-written entries and a trove of little-seen visual material from The Jim Henson Company archives, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more. Read an excerpt here!

Save 25% and get free US Ground shipping on Imagination Illustrated when you use promo code JIMHENSON at chroniclebooks.com.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Design a visually rich website with magazine-quality layouts that scales to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Squarespace 6 is a revolutionary new website creation platform with over 50 new features. Squarespace’s breakthrough LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create visually-rich pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks by dragging items exactly where you want them.

The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, a robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more.

Try Squarespace 6 today – free 14-day trial.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Design a visually rich website with magazine-quality layouts that scales to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Squarespace 6 is a revolutionary new website creation platform with over 50 new features. Squarespace’s breakthrough LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create visually-rich pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks by dragging items exactly where you want them.

The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, a robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more.

Try Squarespace 6 today – free 14-day trial.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Design a visually rich website with magazine-quality layouts that scales to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Squarespace 6 is a revolutionary new website creation platform with over 50 new features. Squarespace’s breakthrough LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create visually-rich pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks by dragging items exactly where you want them.

The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, a robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more.

Try Squarespace 6 today – free 14-day trial.

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/Sponsor/ Mighty Deals

A Huge thanks to the Mighty Deals for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Massive Discounts on Stock Photos from Mighty Deals – 89% off!

Depositphotos has become the fastest-growing microstock agency with a collection of more than 8 million images. They work with the best contributors, including Yuri Arcurs, Andres Rodrigues and many others, who regularly offer new masterpieces.

But good stock images are expensive, aren’t they? Paying $9 or more per image can add up quick and break the budget for a lot of projects, especially if you need larger sizes. That’s why Mighty Deals has a special deal for you: download up to 100 high-quality royalty-free images of any size for just $99 (normally $900 for the XXL size!) from Depositphotos.

If you need more than 100 images you can get the super duper deal of 200 high-quality images for just $160(regular price up to $1800 for XXL) – that brings the price down to just $0.80 per image! These are huge discounts!

Grab this deal now!

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/Sponsor/ Penguin Group

A Huge thanks to the Penguin Group for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Tired of staring at a blank canvas? Need some inspiration? From acclaimed artist Keri SmithWreck This Journal encourages you to engage in “destructive” acts—poking holes in the page, making an ugly drawing, painting pages with coffee, and more—in order to engage more fully in the creative process. A new expanded edition of Wreck This Journal is available now, featuring 32 additional pages and four different covers to choose from. Check them out here! And from now through September 7, get a 15% discount on any and all of Keri Smith’s books by visiting us.penguingroup.com and entering the promo code GRAINEDIT at checkout.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Design a visually rich website with magazine-quality layouts that scales to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Squarespace 6 is a revolutionary new website creation platform with over 50 new features. Squarespace’s breakthrough LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create magazine-quality layouts within the browser that responsively scale to any screen size, from mobile devices to desktops. The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more. For a free trial, visit www.squarespace.com.

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/Sponsor/ Squarespace

A Huge thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Design a visually rich website with magazine-quality layouts that scales to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Squarespace 6 is a revolutionary new website creation platform with over 50 new features. Squarespace’s breakthrough LayoutEngine technology allows anyone to create magazine-quality layouts within the browser that responsively scale to any screen size, from mobile devices to desktops. The platform comes equipped with 20 new, fully customizable templates and offers sophisticated media management, robust blogging engine, deep social network integration, real-time statistics, multiple author support, and more. For a free trial, visit www.squarespace.com.

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/Sponsor/ Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2012

A Huge thanks to WMC Fest for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed!

Now in its third year, the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is a must-attend event for creatives in the Midwest. Its goal is to inspire and enable the creative mind and will feature 20 speakers, 20 designers, and nearly 30 bands over the weekend of June 8-10, 2012. Put on by the Cleveland-based creative agency Go Media and an army of volunteers, WMC Fest has a homegrown, indie vibe that sets it apart from other national-caliber creative conferences. It’s also a great value, with 3-Day All-Access passes starting at only $60! So come to WMC Fest to network, collaborate, get inspired, learn new tricks, and meet new friends! You can’t miss it! This year’s speakers include Johnny Cupcakes, Austin Kleon, Kate Bingaman Burt, and the Friends of Type. From now through May 21, enjoy 20% off on fest tickets by using promo code “grainedit” at checkout.

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RSS Sponsorship Now Available

Week-long exclusive sponsorships of the Grain Edit RSS feed are now available.

The sponsorship price is $350 and includes the following:

  • The ability to promote your product to Grain Edit’s estimated 38,000+ RSS Readers, 25,000+ Twitter Followers, 12,800+ Facebook fans and close to 200,000 monthly site visitors.
  • Exclusive week-long sponsorship.
  • A promotional post at the start of the week that links back to your website or product page. Since it’s a sponsored post and not an ad, it will be viewable by our on-site readers as well those who subscribe to our RSS, Twitter and Facebook feeds.
  • The promo will be added to sponsor category and reside permanently in our archives.

Grain Edit has received press mentions in the Guardian UK, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Dwell online, Flavorpill, Josh Spear and was named #16 in the London Times top 50 of the world’s best design blogs.

To schedule an exclusive sponsorship/see available dates, please visit our sponsors page.

To our readers:
We know some of you will be unhappy with this decision, but in order to keep up with site costs and fund future projects we hope you understand. We’ll try to keep the posts as unobtrusive as possible and limit them to once a week. It won’t be all bad, some exciting things will transpire out of this including contests and ticket giveaways to really great design conferences.