Hey folks. This week we’re wrapping up Black History Month with an art round-up from the team at @rlegacy, launching a fresh Artist Invite with iMAE - ArtEZ x See All This Magazine, and announcing a new Guest Editor. We also have some new product tweaks and of course some banger giveaways.
Meet Ello Guest Editor Isabel Castillo Guijarro
Isabel (@byisabel) is a NY-based illustrator and designer from Madrid. You’ve seen her work across Ello (duh) as well as Refinery29, Print Magazine and The New York Times. She’s also Ello’s next Guest Editor and will be running a “30 Artists in 30 Days” curation. Follow @byisabel and check back in on our homepage to keep up.
Black Art Matters
We're celebrating the end of Black History Month with an art round-up curated by the team at R.Legacy (@rlegacy), who have been responsible for the incredible art of our Black Art Matters category.
"The selected posts capture elements and experiences of black culture through eclectic viewpoints of the artists."
Enjoy, and check out the full roundup.
Underscore’s pre-sale is over and the monograph + zine are now shipping. Check it out, it is chock full of inspiration and insight from Jessica Walsh and 9 other amazing artists.
Get yours here.
Footer Behavior Update
We made a few updates to how the website footer behaves. Now when you go to a post detail, the footer will aways be hidden - unless you hover over the bottom of the page for a second. This allows people on laptop monitors more screen real estate to take in amazing art.
The footer should behave better in Safari as well, previously it could get a little jumpy sometimes.
Art by @meredithjensen
We increased image performance on the Editorial experience, all streams in grid view, and category images on Discover (a little less noticeable). We have some other performance improvements in the works as well. I’ll keep you posted.
Reply to email notifications
You can now create comments by replying to email notifications. All you have to do is reply above the line and make sure to remove your email signature. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.
See All This Magazine – Women’s Issue Artist Invite
The international Master Artist Educator (iMAE) from ArtEZ University of Arts in the Netherlands is an innovative and ambitious master program that started in 2016. iMAE represents a new and innovative concept in arts education.
See All This is a Netherlands-based art magazine established in 2016. All renowned art museums in the Netherlands as well as well-known galleries are partners in See All This. The print magazine is published four times a year. The tagline of See All This is ‘For The Love Of Art’.
See All This and a group of iMAE students and tutors have teamed up to invite all female creative souls in any visual arts medium to submit work addressing our current patriarchal society, one ruled by men with regards to power structures and individual relationships.
“We are looking for work that explores patriarchy and what it means to you – as a woman – in everyday life. How does patriarchy manifest in your work as an artist? How would you challenge current gender codes? This may be interpreted in a broad sense, all together it is about the story of you, the joyful and/or vulnerable story of being a woman.”
• 20 selected artists will be featured on the blog of See All This
• 10 selected artists will be published in See All This magazine, Issue No. 10
• These 10 selected artists will receive a written review by the curatorial team from iMAE
Learn More & Submit
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
Julien Mercer Giveaway
Currently based in Tokyo, @julmeme teamed up with fellow Swiss designer Julien Wulff to create a series of poster designs that explore 29 different stations of the Yamanote line that loops through downtown Tokyo. Comment through Thursday to win 1 out of 2 posters of your choice from the “YamanoteYamanote” project. See more of his design here.
Agent and coordinator for the arts, New Orleans based “surreal” illustrator @leeaux is the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creating. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win a high-gloss print of “Lotus Oni Rez” by the artist. View more of his work and curation here.
Zack Rosebrugh Giveaway
Currently based in France, American-born artist and illustrator @zackrosebrugh creates colorful, modern, story-book like illustrations. Comment this Saturday through Tuesday to win 1 of 3 bundles of his “Rich Man” print and “Cell Phone” enamel pin. View more of his work here.
Awesome background image by @bfaiotto.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.