Chank Blog

May 24, 2010, 6:10 pm
Filed under: Chank Art, Non-Profit

Chank Art: A Glass of WaterHow about a little springtime benefit art auction to make the world a better place? Today’s good cause is charity:water and the painting I’m donating is called “A Glass of Water.” I’m selling this painting to raise money for Erica Mayer’s charity:water campaign. You could help bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. And all you have to do is buy this neat little painting. It measures about 16″ x 22″ and is made with acrylic paint on paper, a one-of-a-kind original.

This painting is being made available directly from the artist and is available today! There’s no real structure to the auction, it’s not on eBay or anything. But if you think you might like a deep and profoundly simple piece of Chank Art, send me a tweet or an e-mail and let me know if you’d like to make a bid. I reckon I’ll let the bidding go til $250 or June 1st, whichever comes first.

The bidding is currently at $99.

How about $120? Would you pay $120 for a Chank Original painting? Let me know:) Auction ends today.

Let’s help make the world a better place with more clean and safe water!

Win a free iPad from Chank!
May 15, 2010, 9:52 am
Filed under: Font News, iPad, Webfonts

Hey, did ya hear we’re giving away a free iPad at this week? Yeah, we are! The drawing is this THURSDAY, MAY 20 at 8pm. We’ll be drawing the winner’s name live at the Clockwork springtime jam in Minneapolis. So please put your name in the drawing if you’d like to win it. Only about 500 people have entered so far, so everybody’s odds are looking pretty good.

The iPad is an amazing new device that connects to a wi-fi network and lets you browse the internet, read eBooks, watch videos, listen to music and play games. And if that’s not enough entertainment and information for you, there’s thousands of other apps to choose from at the Apple app store. It’s a truely revolutionary, magical device, and I’m glad we’ve got the chance to give one away to some lucky fontlover.

Best of all, Chank Fonts look great on iPads! Which is such a relief considering my font frustration with both the iPod (only one stupid font on ’em) and the iPhone (my fonts aren’t optimized for 8 pt, grrr.) Fonts can go BIG on an iPad, and they look great in websites using Typekit. I’m really excited about people using my fonts on iPad apps and websites, and want to do my part to get an iPad in the hands of at least one lucky person.

All I ask for is that you join my mailing list to receive the Chank Fonts e-mail newsletter, so I can send you announcement when I’ve got new font releases. I only send out about 10 newsletters a year, so I try to make ’em helpful and include other font-related insights. You can opt out anytime, and if you’re already receiving it, I promise you won’t be double-subscribed. I’m just a simple font salesman trying to guide some more traffic to my website.

Please tell your friends who may like fonts they should come enter for a chance to win a free iPad. I’d sure appreciate it.