Announcing Not For Print, Issue 02 – Resist, Sponsored by WeTransfer
How to Submit
- Share 3 pieces of art or writing that speak to the theme “Resist” in a single post. No video or GIFs will be featured in the print magazine, but may be included in a special digital version of Not For Print.
- Text submissions are limited to 1,000 words.
- Include your name, a link to your portfolio, your location, and 2-5 sentences about the art you’ve submitted.
- Tag @notforprint & @wetransfer
We’re stoked to see your work.
March 28, 2017 - April 21, 2017 at 11:59pm MT
Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.
Not For Print Issue 02 — Resist seeks submissions that challenge today’s status quo, move beyond the obvious and become “the mirror of our betrayed ideals” and “the hammer with which to shape” a better reality.
Here and now, more than ever, we need the artists, designers, creators, the thinkers — the doers. We need to lead with work and ideas that challenge unacceptable social norms and that reflect the world we wish to see and experience for generations to come. When Ello says Resist, we mean that together we possess the power to act as gatekeepers of a better vision, a vision to withstand and to serve as proof against the people, ideas and movements that draw us backwards rather than propel us forwards.
We need not accept ill conceived thoughts, ideas and policies. We need not comply with the powers that be. We must rise up and resist the temptations of complacency to build the inclusive and prosperous future we desire.
Art is the Mirror of our betrayed ideals.
Not For Print Issue 02 — Resist is sponsored by WeTransfer
WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. And supporting the creative industries is part of our DNA. We give away 30% of our advertising inventory to showcase art, design, music, photography, illustration, film and much more. Last year, we gave one billion page impressions to promote creative projects we love.
“We are proud to be partnering with Ello to support this issue of Not For Print. We believe in the power of creative ideas to challenge and change the way we see the world, and we are excited to see the submissions.”
Our curatorial team will repost select submissions from the @notforprint page. Starting April 22, 2017 our panel of judges will choose 50 winners, to be announced May 9, 2017. We will be featuring an additional artist and selecting a special image for a second cover – stay tuned.
Joanne Leah (@joanneleah)
By freeing ourselves from the constraints of physicality, we vividly bend and lurch into new structures. I continually experiment with engaging in methods of bodily detachment. The images themselves become proof of this vulnerable act, between skin and viscera, exhibitionist and voyeur, public and private. I am interested in relationships of contradiction and the beautiful monotony of inhabiting our bodies while simultaneously trying to escape them.
Jordan Alan Brown (@jordan-alan-brown)
I am a man. I am a cactus. I am the soft edges of an otherwise jagged shoreline. I explore the emotional depths of the human condition using my own experiences that highlight my vulnerability in pieces about family, faith, guilt, hopelessness, desire to understand love, among other personal struggles. I incorporate original photographs with my writings to add another layer of honesty and emotion. Through the scope of mixed media, I attempt to capture, for a moment, the sensuality of feeling bare.
Kai, Svend and Steffen of eBoy (@eboy)
eBoy is Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital. We create re-usable pixel objects and take them to build complex and extensible artwork.
WeTransfer’s Deputy Editor Suzanne Tromp (@wetransfer)
Together with the rest of the editorial team, I’m responsible for curating the art that appears on WeTransfer’s backgrounds. I am also Deputy Editor of our blog This Works, where we highlight the stories behind the artists we feature on the wallpapers.”
Contest Terms & Conditions
- All contest submissions will remain private between Ello & WeTransfer
- Ello has chosen 4 Curatorial Judges to choose 50 winners of the NFP Contest / All finalists will be approved by Ello
- 50 winners will be published by Ello via Ello’s NFP Category, and Not For Print magazine
- 50 winners will be published on WeTransfer’s blog, This Works
- Ello & WeTransfer have the right to remove submissions & winners at our discretion
- All submissions agree to the Terms and Conditions of Ello and WeTransfer
I will be guest curating Not For Print Issue 2. I am very excited for this opportunity.