YO. The Ello team is excited to wrap up February which, although the shortest month, still managed to be stressful and busy. Busy in a good way, but you feel us, right? That being said, this week we launched a fresh Artist Invite with all-things-photography-resource PHLEARN, lined up some sweet giveaways, and are watching the pre-orders for Underscore roll in.
We’re also posting more on Medium, so if you’re on there as well, give us a follow so we can follow you back.
Things are a bit quiet on the product front as we are currently reworking the entire concept of communities on Ello. We’re working on a phased approach and will be iterating along the way. I’m not ready to share many details at the moment as things are still in flux. Hopefully we will have the first phase ready for everyone in a few weeks. I’ll share more of our thinking soon.
We are also working on a third Ello print publication. More details soon.
Underscore is printed! It is currently being perfect bound and will start shipping next week. That means the 20% pre-sale is almost over. If you’re planning on picking up a copy of Underscore, do it this week. It is chock full of inspiration and insight from Jessica Walsh and 9 other amazing artists.
Get yours here.
Make Good Update
Make Good is off to the printer this week and should be shipping in a few weeks. Just like Underscore, there is a 20% pre-order discount you can take advantage of now.
Quick reminder, Make Good features 100 artists from Ello & Dribbble and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to hands.org to help with disaster relief. At checkout you can add any amount of additional donation and any amount is appreciated.
PHLEARN: Masters of the Edit Artist Invite
Submit photography that showcases your most jaw-dropping edits for the opportunity to be featured in a PHLEARN Youtube Video, with 1.4M subscribers and get a one-year PHLEARN PRO Subscription. PHLEARN is where the world goes to learn Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography.
“We are looking for photography that has been elevated with amazing post-processing and seamless composite images that combine multiple elements into a beautiful final piece.”
Show off the countless hours you have spent honing your editing techniques and creating your own signature styles and looks.
Five selected artists will receive:
• A one-year PHLEARN PRO Subscription
• Feature in a PHLEARN Youtube Video, with 1.4M subscribers
• Feature in PHLEARN Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Learn More & Submit
Azucar Brings You To Berlin
Azucar is organizing a series of exhibitions in Berlin throughout 2018 and is partnering with Ello in order to get in touch with new and exciting artists.
Selected artists will be featured in Azucar’s various online outlets and taken into consideration for further collaborations and solo-exhibitions in Berlin. Ultimately, artists may also be considered for inclusion into the regular roster of AzucarGallery.
• 12 artists will be featured on Azucar
• 2 artists will exhibit with Azucar in Berlin
• 1 artist will be selected for long term collaboration with Azucar across Europe.
Learn More & Submit
Submit your fashion, photography, art, or illustration work that showcases African fashion for the opportunity to be featured in the premier issue of Strangeculturs magazine.
Strangeculturs is an new online magazine from Nigerian fashion stylist Cheche Uduma that curates and creates high fashion editorials of African fashion. The magazine is aimed at changing the perspective of African fashion. Strangeculturs also curates fashion editorials to enable clients and customers to see what's out there in the fashion community.
• 5 artists will be selected and featured in the premier issue
• Receive free promotion in the first 2 issues of Strangeculturs Magazine
• 1 year free subscription to Strangeculturs Magazine
Learn More & Submit
This Week’s Giveaways
R. Legacy x Jeff Manning Giveaway
Current curators of the Black Art Matters category, multimedia company @rlegacy continues to showcase and celebrate contemporary black art with an exclusive giveaway from artist Jeff Manning. Comment through next Thursday to win a limited print of “You Are” by Manning. View more R. Legacy here.
Loïc Movellan Giveaway
Paris-based illustrator @loicmovellan creates cheeky and witty 4-panel comics reminiscent of pop art. Comment through this Thursday to win a print of “Pinch” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Jacob Van Loon Giveaway
Currently living and working in Colorado, @jacobvanloon creates gorgeous patterned water-color paintings and drawings out of organically manipulated shapes and texture. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win an original piece by the artist. View more of his work here.
Matt Beck Giveaway
California-based designer @clqqng plays with color, texture and shape in his minimal, bright designs. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win 1 of 3 prints of “Clarity” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @bfaiotto.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.