Regular readers of UPPERCASE magazine will know that it is a magazine with very few ads. I really appreciate all the advertisers in each issue, whether they're readers placing Peeps, Calling Cards or bigger ads. In issue 28, Sakura of America is supporting UPPERCASE with a half page ad and Minted has a full page ad. All revenue from ads goes directly to paying contributors. If you'd like to advertise your business—big or small—the details are posted here.
Saturday, January 23 is National Handwriting Day. To celebrate, Sakura is holding an Instagram giveaway. Write your favourite quote on a piece of paper (preferably using one of Sakura’s products of course) and post the image using the hashtag #handwritingmatters on Instagram in order to be considered. Between Friday, January 15 and Monday, January 25, Sakura will choose 10 winners to receive tools for lettering. The giveaway’s only open to residents of the US and Canada, and you must be over 13 to participate. The full rules are listed here.
The prize includes:
- Pigma Professional Brush Pen, all three sizes of fine, medium, bold
- Pigma Calligrapher in all six colors and 2mm nib size
- 2 Koi Coloring Brush Pens
- 4 Gelly Roll
- 1 Pigma Pen 10
- 1 XS12 Mechanical Pencil
- 1 Pigma Graphic
- 3 Pigma Micron
- 1 Strathmore Writing pad
- 1 Sakura pen case
Sakura will be featuring many submitted posts on the Pigma Micron website.