Version 2.0 is out!

February 20, 2014

Good morning friends, it’s a glorius day today!

We are extremely glad to let you know we have just launched the version 2.0 of Thisissand on App Store!

It has been a long road, but today we are just very excited to start hearing feedback from you and especially see what you are able to come up with with the new features!

We would be extremely happy to hear your feedback here on Facebook, as a review in App Store or in email. You might also run into some bugs we haven’t found, please let us know in, thank you so much!

Here’s all the update details for you:

▲ Awesome new Look & Feel

▲ New colors to play with:

▲▲ Color Shifter – Color your sand in countless unique and surprising hues
▲▲ Color Picker – Point with your camera to pick any sand color in the world

▲ My Colors – Create your personal color swatch to access your favorite colors (solids and gradients) any time

▲ HD Sand – Get your spectacles out and experience the finest sand you’ve ever seen

▲ Color Palette is now available for free for all

▲ Current Color Palette in-app purchase owners are given access to My Colors -expansion package as a gesture of gratitude

▲ Integrated gallery – No need to jump away from the app to check out all the coolest new pieces in Thisissand Gallery

▲ Sharing – Share your work – or any piece from the gallery – in social media or email

Next up we’ll update the web app to match this version and right after we’re all committed to bringing the same experience to the Android camp (humble thank you for your patience).

Hope you have a nice and creative day! 🙂

PS In the future, we will keep on posting news more on our Facebook page and less here on WordPress, so be sure to Follow us on Facebook!



Hi everyone,

and sorry for the complete radio silence on Thisissand blog. All of you however have been in our minds as we’ve been busy working on something we hope you all will like:


The app is free to download, but if you’re a big fan, you maybe want to support the development work by purchasing the complete Color Palette as an in-app purchase for 0.99$ / 0.89€.


An android version of the app is also in the works, hopefully we’ll get it out soon in the coming year.

The good old Thisissand website is also updated, drop some sand right now:

Or check out the hundreds of thousands of amazing pieces in Thisissand Gallery:

We’re also present in Facebook:

And you can learn more and get in touch with us here:

Happy drawing everyone!

‘Poo’ by Poo in print

September 29, 2009

Picture 6

The modern lifestyle store My o My in Helsinki recently played host to a exhibition in their store with large-scale prints.


April 19, 2009

Help! by Marco Knock

After the release of the site in May 2008, the gallery on has constantly expanded with sand images refining one after another towards technical and visual totality. We treasure every bit of your output from private love messages to artistic and political statements. However, the hosting costs are up over our ears and the three of us need your help to keep the sandbox online. If you like us, please make a PayPal donation!

Miltos Manetas

January 18, 2009

A big thank you to Miltos Manetas for mentioning us on the Saatchi Gallery website as one of the highlights of 2008:

Two designers and a programmer (Lundberg, Sutela & Koro) made this digital mandala tool which is so close to art that if they will not agree to sell it to the Manetas Collection, I will simply appropriate it and put it up there as my own artwork. “A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever” – that is what distinguishes design from an artwork and this website is definitely “a Thing of Beauty”.

Upload bug fix

January 4, 2009

First of all, huge apologies for everybody trying to upload drawings without luck. We feel really bad for knowing how much time and effort many of you have put into drawing pieces, and then not been able to get them submitted for everyone to see.

We recently discovered that changes in the most recent Adobe Flash Player security model had broken our upload tool. So all of you who have updated to Flash Player 10, have not been able upload their drawings in The matter has been fixed now, and if you reload (first clear browser cache), you should be able to upload without problems.

Once again, apologies to everyone, and thank you for all the great feedback and wonderful drawings!


Timo /