Fun stuff this week. Art Giveaways are doing their job . We’re testing out some solutions to address the ongoing spam issue . You should also meet the selected artists from our Artist Studio Artist Invite, read an interview with Hannes Schmid, and win some fresh art. Because you deserve it.
We started the Ello Art Giveaway Program with a goal of supporting artists on Ello by purchasing their work and then giving it away to the community. We’re happy to say that 7 months later the Art Giveaway Program has generated over 17M views, we’ve purchased work from 111 artists, and over 34,000 people have entered to win.
You might have been followed by some spammers recently. We know. We’re frustrated too. Our team is implementing some additional features this week that will directly address the issue. That being said, if you notice someone being spammy on the site, feel free to flag their posts or account – it always helps our Customer Service team.
Ongoing Artist Invites
Creative Debuts x Ello
Submit your work to exhibit at a London exhibition.
Creative Debuts and Ello have joined forces to bring you a celebration of artwork from the stars of tomorrow. Hosted in the heart of Shoreditch, London.
Artist Studio Selected Artists
Congratulations to the Artist Studio selected artists: @whlgmood, @emmanuelchusim, @carsonlynn, @psthatsme, and @tizianbaldinger. They will will receive representation from AS | Artist Studios., as well as additional promotions and an exhibition for a single selected artist.
View their submissions here.
This Week’s Giveaways
@polkip is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Bristol, UK. Her chaotic, pattern-like illustrations feature predatory animals and florals with a punk aesthetic. Comment by Thursday to win a framed print of “December” by the artist. View more here.
Rivista Baccalà Giveaway
@rivistabaccala have teamed up with @elloartgiveaways to bring you their premier issue of BACCALÀ. Based in Los Angeles and Milan, the large format bi-annual fashion, art, & photography magazine features Brian Lotti, Damon Way, Sofia Coppola and more in its first issue. Comment by Tuesday 10/31 for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies.
Tintin Cooper Giveaway
@tintincooper is a Thai-English artist whose contemporary work dramatically transforms vintage photography and art history. Comment between Thursday 10/26 and Saturday 10/28 to win a limited A3 print of “Luis” from the artist. View more of her work here.
Utile Studio Giveaway
@utile is a multidisciplinary art and design studio based in London founded by Nick Duggins and Harry Fieber. Focusing on “utility” of design, the studio cranks out branding and artwork with complete functionality. Comment between Saturday 10/28 and Tuesday 10/31 to win 1 of 5 sets of their wall planners and limited edition A3 risograph prints. View more here.
A Couple Reminders
Did you know you can now subscribe to an RSS feed of our Editorial experience? Just subscribe to https://ello.co/feeds/editorials
Get Hired & Collaborate
You can get hired & collaborate on Ello: https://ello.co/wtf/help/hire-me/
You can now view images larger than ever. On post details or when viewing a stream in list mode, clicking an image will open it in a fullscreen lightbox. We’re loving this so much at Ello HQ that we’re thinking of different ways to expand on this experience (think grid view, navigating between images, dropping loves, etc).
Your profile page will now display your creator type via a nice little badge. You can always add / update your creator type on your Settings.
Awesome background image by @davidpadilla.
Missed a previous update? Find them all here.