Apr 25, 2012

36 New Templates for v7.1

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For this month’s release, v7.1, the majority of the new templates being added in the library come from two very talented outside sources.

Templates for MailChimp release v7.1

Templates for MailChimp release v7.1

The first of those sources is Rob Weychert, a pixel-pusher extraordinaire who’s worked at Happy Cog, which is famous for… well, pretty much everything web, and Harmonix, famous for best-party-game-in-history Rock Band.

Rob’s created an awesome selection of music templates for the library, with designs representing genres like punk rock, hip-hop, and pop:

Beautifully-crafted music-themed templates, by Rob Weychert

Beautifully-crafted music-themed templates, by Rob Weychert

The addition of these templates means the addition of a ‘Music’ category, which we’ll expand as we move forward. As an aside, Rob also wrote the placeholder copy in the templates. It’s all hilarious and worth a read. As another aside, Rob – or Windhammer, as he is known – is also a U.S. Air Guitar champion. He’s one of those folks who can do it all.

The second source is a great group of folks located in Charleston, South Carolina: {e} house studio. {e} house has created some great email templates for their clients and they know MailChimp, so we thought, "Hey, we should ask them to design some templates for us." Thus, we did and they did:

A wide variety of templates, courtesy of {e} house studio

A wide variety of templates, courtesy of {e} house studio

We really enjoyed what {e} house came up with, so you’ll be seeing more of their great designs showing up in the library in the coming months.

Finally, we’ve added a category, ‘Kids’, for templates with a wartime theme.

Oh, sorry. No. For templates with children’s themes. The first batch of templates in this category are day care and toy store themed:

Kid-themed templates, plus ROBOTS!

Kid-themed templates, plus ROBOTS!

Expect to see lots more robots in this category as we go along. MailChimp is a pro-robot workplace, and everyone loves robots, right? Well, not John Connor I suppose, though I don’t see why he’s so scared of them (wait for it).