July 1
4th of July at Blik=Free Ground Shipping
Fireworks. Check. Hot dogs. Check. Free shipping. Check.

Yep, you heard us right. We’ve got free ground shipping* at Blik to celebrate the 4th of July. From July 2 until the last firework on July 4, you can get free ground shipping on all Blik orders over $50. Mark your calendar, grab a sparkler and join us this weekend to celebrate freedom with free shipping. Let free(ship)dom ring!
And for extra 4th of July fun, try making your own firecrackers.

*Details: Free ground shipping applies to online orders over $50 and is valid from July 2 at 12:00am until July 4 at 11:59pm PST. U.S. orders only.

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June 24
From Russia with Love + Giveaway
If you dream of fantastical far off places or dazzling distant lands, you’ll be taken with our newest graphic, Imaginary Castle by LA-based illustrator Patrick Hruby. Imaginary Castle brings an Eastern European design sensibility to life with ornamental details, vibrant colors and onion-shaped domes. This bold graphic appeals to the vivid imaginations and fairy tale inclinations of children and adults alike.
Don’t I Know You? Patrick first paired up with Blik in 2010 when he was a graduating student (and we might add, the Spring 2010 valedictorian) at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Earlier that year, Blik mentored Patrick’s fellow Art Center peers in the school’s Advanced Illustration Studio class. This serendipitous connection led Patrick to turn to Blik for the manufacture of his final project, Imagine Something Beautiful. The transformation of his original illustration into a wall graphic was easy as Imaginary Castle was always conceived as a decal.
Imaginary Castle Comes to Blik. Imaginary Castle is available in two sizes: a 36-inch wide wall decal and 6-foot wide wall decal. When Patrick created Imaginary Castle, he envisioned a magical place large enough, according to him, “to make you feel as if you were there.” The design pays respect to Patrick’s storied Eastern Europe heritage and his grandparents. Patrick had always been fascinated with Eastern European design and wanted to try his hand at it. We think just by looking at the graphic, you’ll be transported to a color-filled playground.
GIVEAWAY! We love Patrick’s creative initiative of imagining beautiful places. To get your artistic juices flowing, we are giving away 5 Imaginary Castle Giant Floor Puzzles by AMMO Books. How to Win: What magical far off place do you imagine traveling to? Let us know by commenting below – just make sure it’s by 11:59pm PST on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by June 27*. Good luck!
*The Imaginary Castle Giant Floor Puzzles will ship in late-August.

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June 10
Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Today Blik brings you a few of our favorite things: three neat-o new wall decals from our Threadless Especial line, the curated collection of Threadless graphics handpicked by Blik and Threadless.
We love the vivid, kaleidoscope-ish design of “Color Wheel,” the magical illustrations hidden in “LOVE,” and the whiskers on the cute kitten in “M!aw.” Okay, so maybe there’s one thing we can keep from that song.
And if your walls start to look better dressed than you do, these designs are also available as tees from Threadless.


May 11
"Name Your Sale:" Keith Haring
What makes the month of May so awesome? Blik artist Keith Haring was born! In honor of his birthday this month, we are celebrating with a “Name Your Sale” party. Help us blow out the candles by telling us which of Keith’s graphics you want to see 30% off on Friday, May 13, 2011. Choose between “Dancers,” “Untitled Face” or “Untitled Heart.”
Cast your vote on our Facebook page (make sure you use do so by voting on the graphic and not just posting on our wall) by tonight, May 11, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. We didn’t say the choice was going to be easy!

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April 28
"Doodle Our Wall" Winning Graphics Now at Blik
As most of you know, last month we teamed up with the super creative Doodlers Anonymous for the “Doodle Our Wall” Showcase. Today, we are excited to unveil the three winning decals as our newest Blik products.
While the original idea was to have one drawing turned into a limited edition Blik wall decal, after reviewing all 99 submissions, we chose to crown three winners. We have one winner with the most community votes, as well as two Editor’s Picks.
Harikrishnan Panicker’s “Rock.Pop.Death” was selected as the fan favorite with the most votes and is being printed as a limited 100-piece run. The two Editor Picks: “Irregular Mesh” by Camila León and “The Trip” by Michelle Lasalvia are being printed as limited edition 50-piece runs.
All three Doodlers Anonymous graphics are limited editions, so once they’re gone, they’re really gone. Don’t dawdle, get a doodle!

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Craww Skins Crawl into Blik
Feeling wicked? UK graphic designer and artist Craww is back at Blik with five dark and beautiful skins for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or PC and Mac laptops. Adapted from his original shadowy, ink-splattered pieces Ascend, Bandages, Fox, Sisters and Fear of Flying explore themes of ambiguity and dare we say, wicked things masquerading in beauty.
Gotta have one (or two or three?) No need to shop around – these skins are only available at Blik. Pick up one today and bring Craww’s moody, atmospheric vibe home to your favorite device.

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