This week we dropped a new iOS update, finishing picking (a shit ton) of selected artists, announced the inaugural Ello Creative Excellence Award, interviewed Dan Bassini, and of course we have some art giveaways. Check it out.
New iOS App
The latest version of the iOS app has an all new posting experience. Check out the sweet new image picker when you get a chance. We also added some new page loaders and set the stage for more updates coming in the next week or so. Oh and that hot af new app icon.
Example images from @davidarias
Announcing Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence Awards
Submit work, or nominate your favorite artists–for Ello’s 2017 Creative Excellence awards.
The 2017 Ello Creative Excellence Awards recognize the spirit and talent of creative vision. This initiative exists to honor art and artists living their purpose and elevating their work. It is a moment in time to celebrate the collective value in ideas, discipline, and execution. Whether it’s challenging unfortunate social norms, capturing life’s moments of epiphany, or advocating for positive change, Ello knows that art propels the world forward in a better direction.
Unlike other Artist Invites, Ello welcomes submissions from both artists and their fans. Submit your work and/or nominate an artist* you believe merits recognition for her or his work. Work can be in any of the following categories: Art, Illustration, Design, GIFs, Digital, Fashion, Photography, and Writing.
- $2,500 — 2017 Female (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
- $2,500 — 2017 Male (or identifies as) Creative Excellence Award
- 4 x $750 — Honorable Mention Awards
- 2 x $500 — Community Awards (as determined by the combined number of loves and comments on their submission).
Recipients will win artist grants to advance their creative pursuits in 2018. Each grant award winner will also be showcased on the Ello editorial homepage, featured in an interview and have a work purchased as part of the Ello art Giveaway program.
Please help Ello celebrate creativity and creative community while we build a growing and sustainable movement built upon principles of artistry and integrity.
*Artist must have an Ello account at time of selection.
Meet Fashion Photographer Dan Bassini
Dan Bassini (@danbassini) doesn't photograph to document, he photographs to reproduce the feeling of the moment.
Fashion at times can be stagnant, in need of inspiration. At other times, fashion can be fresh, new, exciting. New Jersey-based street & fashion photographer, @danbassini’s work embodies just that. Shooting influential figures in and out of the industry, his photography sets itself apart from some of his other contemporaries: he shoots in 35mm. You know Dan Bassini immediately when you see his work; coming fresh off a second volume of is Fashion Week photobook, “No Invite”, we dive into the chaotic, fashionable work of the film photographer. Buy your copies of “No Invite: Vol. 1 & 2” here.
Read the full interview.
Make Good Selections
Holy shit. There were so many dope submissions to Make Good that we increased the number of selected artists. By a lot. We thought we were stoked to make this magazine, now we cannot wait to hold the final product in our hands. Layouts are already in progress and we can’t wait to help raise some serious $$$ for disaster relief with this gorgeous thing.
A big congratulations to the 100 selected artists (and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted):
@4yl4, @aartverrips, @abdohassan, @adriannafavero, @alecasagrande, @alexis_jamet, @amber_vittoria, @andrefrcandido, @andrewwerdna, @andyhau, @artbauer, @audreyelise, @aulku, @beataobscura, @brunofournierphotographe, @cafelab, @caiqueportraits,, @casmiclab, @catrinasilveira, @chengtaoyi, @chiarazarmati, @chrispecora, @comma_art, @consaravena, @corpus_vertebrae, @deliboy, @deluvio, @denef, @drewmadestuff, @dvs, @el-wa, @elisemesner, @emmaphilip, @estudiosantarita, @ewelinagaska, @franalvez, @fvckrender, @galekto, @gonzzzalo, @guillermotorres, @guratnadi, @helloppomme, @hellovasty, @heybop, @himalayev, @holalou, @holga, @irskiy, @itslucamainini, @jacobartillery, @jordandevlin, @juliaschwarzillustration. @julienmartin, @kelvinkonadu, @kimthesim, @lastlauf, @laurahazel, @leonbutler, @lustinspace, @lydiafu, @max_pollak43, @mickeygogo, @mikedriver, @mikemcdonnell, @mikevrpv, @nealgallagher, @ninhol, @pedrotapa, @pegobruno, @petr_lahodny, @petrazzini, @philiplueck, @piercey, @puntoaparte, @samrodriguezart, @sasharinaldi, @sawdust, @sebastiancuri, @senjermen, @sevd, @shaneomalleyart, @shanipleasants, @shoejaat, @shonk, @shucht, @suagape, @thedotisblack, @thinklumi, @thomasblankschon, @thunderrockets, @unselfie, @untitledtiff, @victorvongoethe, @visua, @vsrinivasan, @weronikamarianna, @xomatok, @yiramos,, @yuyatakeda, @zackrosebrugh and @zsoltvidak.
And while you’re at it…
Guest Editor Invite: Last Call for Submissions
It’s your last day to submit your work for the opportunity to be Ello’s next Guest Editor. Work directly with our curatorial team and publish the art, design & ideas of your choosing directly to Ello’s homepage.
Hype your own art. Hype a friend’s art. Bring your curatorial viewpoint and aesthetic to the Ello community.
Learn More & Submit Now
Fausto Montanari Giveaway
@faustomontanari is an Italy-based illustrator working and creating in Milan. He creates fun, colorful, and often athletic illustrations, turning them into GIFs alongside a new AR app. Comment through Thursday to win a canvas print of “Future”, an accompanying AR app and an original hand-drawing, “Balance” by the artist.
Tea Strazicic Giveaway
Fresh off of a new graphic novel and short film, @beefycakegastronaut brings us interstellar illustrations and creates new worlds fit for any video game from the early 2000s. Comment between Thursday and Saturday to win a framed print by the artists. View more of their work here.
Sebastian Curi Giveaway
Originally hailing from Argentina, Los Angeles-based designer and animator @sebastiancuri creates colorful, gestural, fluid illustrations. Comment between Saturday and this upcoming Tuesday to win 1 of 3 prints of “The Gang” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @08am.
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