About 1,5 years ago, when we took over the Snailmailshop, the very cool “I love Patterns" magazine was part of the stock. This magazine is still for sale in the shop. In 2013 Ankepanke (the founder and former owner) has organized a competition because she had reached the milestone of 250 likes on Facebook and challenged everybody to send in his / her pattern. After a voting the successful "I love patterns" magazine was printed.
In the meantime we have reached almost 1600 likes on Facebook, around 1700 followers on Instagram and this is growing every day. We are pretty proud of this! Beside that we have launched our very own YouTube channel last week, which we use to publish short tutorials to share some inspiration and cool ideas.
We think it is about time that we launch a new I love patterns magazine and we would like to give you the opportunity to be part of this!
We would like to invite all of you to participate. Are you creative? Please start drawing immediately. Or maybe you know someone who is a genius in creating super nice stuff, please share this message.
Make a cute, funny or beautiful pattern on A4 size, make this pattern with black marker and do not color it. It should be a black and white patterns. If you want to get ideas check, please check out the current magazine in our shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/128395292/i-heart-patterns.
To get more tips you can also check out the previous blog from 2013: http://snailmail-magazine.blogspot.nl/search/label/giveaway%20-%20patterns
Our goals is to create a magazine that is as least as cool as the previous one!
Once you are satisfied with your pattern, scan it and mail it to email@example.com or, if you do not have a scanner, send it by regular (snail)mail to Snailmailmagazine, Rielant 61, 1141 RE Monnickendam, the Netherlands.
Do not be afraid to send something in because you think you're not creative or can can’t draw. Please let us and our fans be the judge of that :)
We will choose our favorite patterns 20-25 after September 15, 2015. We place the patterns on Facebook, Instagram and on this blog and then voting can begin. The 15 favorites will be printed in the new magazine and of course, we mention your name and ,if you have one, your website or blog). All winners will receive a magazine by regular mail!
A little summary:
- Hand drawn pattern on A4
- Up to three patterns per person (note: per person a maximum of one design will be printed in the magazine)
- No theme, the choice is yours
- No digital patterns please
- Send / email no later than September 15, 2015
If you win, we will send you the magazine