Quite a following

Yesterday Creative Review—or more properly @CreativeReview—hit the landmark figure of 200,000 followers on Twitter. To celebrate, we spent the day giving away lots of nice things

@DaveWyatt’s neighbour’s cat playing around on his scanner

Yesterday Creative Review—or more properly @CreativeReview—hit the landmark figure of 200,000 followers on Twitter. To celebrate, we spent the day giving away lots of nice things. (And alientating a few grumpy followers by over-tweeting. Spoilsports.)

Using the #200kday hashtag, we kicked proceedings off moderately with some book and magazine giveaways, including a call for pictures of ‘creative pets’. Judging from the #petswinprizes entries, it appears cats are the creative type’s favoured companion (see lead image).

@FaberBooks were kind enough to donate one of their beautiful poetry sets, so we set followers the task of writing a paean to CR in under 140 characters. This prize was taken appropriately enough by book designer @chads_eye_view, for a literal, rather than literary, tweet:

‘To win some books, a rhyming couplet you must do, / Short and sweet wrapped up with a mention of @CreativeReview’

I think it’s safe to say most of the copywriters were busy at the time. @asburyandasbury appeared to wake a few minutes after the deadine and submitted several sublime examples of word-smithery, including:

‘When I die, let this be my inscription: / He expired before his Creative Review subscription.

We thought it appropriate to send Mr & Mrs Asbury Faber’s collected works of Samuel Beckett.

After the lunchtime japes we got down to the serious business of giving away a page in the illustration section of this year’s Creative Review Handbook. Illustrators were invited to upload their best personal work to Feed, with our favourite taking the prize.

It was a tough call to make. After we’d whittled down the entries to the final two, our followers made the ultimate decision, plumping for @wlllng’s evocative Waterbirth, shown below.

As part of the day’s celebrations we also unlocked all of this issue’s online content for our followers, we Rorschach-tested them with the aid of @RedstonePress; heard about everyone’s favourite T-shirt slogans; and asked for mocked-up CR covers with a Hallowe’en theme, the winning entry for which was from Jo @ImageSource, shown here:

Finally, the @NokiaPush team have been generous enough to provide a Nokia N8 for us to give away. We’re pleased to announce the winner of the phone is graphic designer @talkthomas.

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