Yep, it's true, 11 years old! Almost a teenager! When we started all these years ago, we had no idea where this will lead us, thankfully! The journey so far has been a roller coaster of pure fun and some little bumps too. What has kept us going is the brilliant support our lovely readers, clients, fans and contributors have showed us during every single day of these 11 years.
So, a HUMMUNGOUS THANK YOU for keeping us going and for your unwavering support. We are grateful to every single one of you. Unto more creative adventures!
A roaringly happy piece of news from Anorak Towers this week includes a special collaboration with Airbnb, hooray! From next week onwards, Airbnb will bring a special basecamp to Dinosnores, the monthly dino-filled sleepover at the Natural History Museum. We were tasked with creating all illustrations for the event to be found on signages around the Museum and on their website, on a screen printed map and on the merchandising included in the goodie bags.
AND... we also made a childrens' magazine called EXPLORE, based on the themes of Exploration, Travel and Transformation. It carries beautifully illustrated stories on The Origins of Life, a fictional account of Darwin's Diaries, pages of weird and wonderful facts about nature and human exploits, an interview with super amazing teen explorer Jade Hameister and much more!
If you are on Twitter and would like to take part in the story of a little explorer and a giant dino for your chance to win tickets, click here to tell us where you think they should go next!
Here is your chance to make Autumn a happy season: we have teamed up again with our friends at Walker Books for your chance to win THREE books by some of Anorak’s favourite writers and illustrators!
If you would like to be in for the chance to win one of these book bags, simply answer the following question:
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUTUMNAL ACTIVITY?
Please leave your answers in the comments box below. You could also take part by keeping an eye on our Instagram or Facebook feeds where we will publish this competition next week. We will pick THREE lucky winners at random on September 28th 2017 and each will receive one of these fabulous book bags. Good luck and thank you!
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Please read this important blurb before taking part:
*This competition will also appear on our Instagram and Facebook feeds. You can participate in any of these. We will only pick THREE winners overall, 1 x Instagram, 1 x Facebook and 1 x from this blog. *All entries to reach us by September 27th midnight GMT. *This competition is open to anyone around the world. *Anyone can enter this competition but if you are under 12, please check with your parents/guardians beforehand. *We will notify winners by posting names on this blog or by tagging them on Facebook and Instagram, within 48 working hours of the closing date. if you do not respond within 48 hours of being notified, you will forfeit your prize and we reserve the right to choose another winner. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. *Please note that we do not capture your email addresses and therefore we do not share any data with any 3rd parties. This means that to check if you have won, you will need to check the announcement made on this blog. *No purchase necessary. *The prize will not be transferable to another person. *No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.*If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. *Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. *We will endeavour to send prizes within two weeks of the competition end date but cannot guarantee this delivery time. The prizes will be sent by Royal Mail.
Gosh, where has the summer gone?! We have been super busy and cannot wait to tell you all about the adventures we have planned for the Autumn.
But for now, we will be at the brilliant Enfield Food Festival - for which we did all the branding! - this weekend with a series of workshops all dedicated to... FOOD yummy FOOD. Little ones will be able to try their hands at making flat breads, ride on tractors and even make pasta necklaces. See here for details. We hope to see you there!
We will be back in a couple of weeks to tell you about our many exciting Autumn launches such as Anorak Volume 44, DOT Volume 10, a special collaboration with Airbnb, a new activity book, AND the release of our very first home ware range. Hooray!