This week’s updates include an interview with Davy Evans, your last chance to submit to RELISH VOL.2 – Los Angeles, and the debut of Underscore.
Announcing the inaugural edition of Underscore, featuring Jessica Walsh
Meet Underscore, our premium, perfect bound quarterly monograph packaged with an extra-special accompanying zine.
After two issues of Not For Print, our thematic quarterly magazine, we wanted to go deeper. It can be hard picking just a few pieces to feature in the magazine from each artist, so we said: “fuck it, let's make an entire book about a single artist.” The only downside: we would only get to feature one artist. To address this, we selected an additional 9 artists and featured them in an accompanying zine.
Underscore features the work of world-renowned graphic designer Jessica Walsh (@jessicavwalsh), of Sagmeister & Walsh, as well as an exclusive interview.
The zine features artists @amber_vittoria, @cityabyss, @carsonlynn, @meeduse, @hellovasty, @meteyafet, @holga, @skypape, and @tizianbaldinger.
- 96 pages
- 7” x 9”
- In person interview with Jessica Walsh by Amy Ontiveros
- Perfect bound
- 28 pages
- 6” x 8”
- 9 interviews
- Saddle stitched
You can pre-order your copy today and receive a 20% discount.
Meet Artist & Designer Davy Evans
Davy Evans (@davyevans) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Brighton. With a background in graphic design, Evans fuses analogue and digital techniques to create ethereal abstract imagery. He uses experimental photographic methods, combined with light and liquid to replicate colour, form, and distortions, inspired by those found in the natural world.
Read the full interview.
LAST CALL, Artist Invite: RELISH VOL.2 – Los Angeles
Calling Los Angeles, California artists of all mediums: submit your work to be featured in RELISH VOL. 2 print magazine and exhibition. RELISH is a series of submission-fueled print magazine releases paired with exhibitions celebrating unsung and pioneering creators, one city at a time. A collaboration between @gross_mag and Ello.
1 city | 35 artists | 2,000 magazines | 1 gallery show
The second volume celebrating artists in the Los Angeles creative community, RELISH wants YOU to get your ass in gear and submit your artwork so they can get you published and shown in a rad showcase. The GRØSS team has partnered with Ello and naturally, we’re psyched to empower and give recognition to as many people as we can. RELISH will allow us all to enjoy the crazy, creative flavors in our hoods.
• 10-15 artists will be selected to appear in a weekend pop-up show in Los Angeles, California
• 35 artists will be selected to be featured in a limited-edition publication
• Artists will also be interviewed, featured in GRØSS and Ello newsletters, and have access to video and photo assets of the gallery show
Learn More & Submit
Venus vs Mars Artist Invite with Papercut Magazine
Submit work to explore and start a dialogue of the issues that women, men, and all genders face around the world.
If Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, then 2017 kicked off the start of an interplanetary battle of the sexes. From the women's march on Washington to female drivers in the Middle East, and now the fall of Hollywood male royalty, the matriarchal rebellion has found the Death Star plans.
For our very first Ello Artist Invite, we're seeking creative work that explores the gender wars across cultural, political, physiological, international, and economic battle lines. No topic is off limits (but do be sure to follow Ello's Community Guidelines). We want your creativity to kickstart a dialogue and open minds to the issues that women, men, and all genders face around the world.
• A minimum of 10 artists will be selected and published in the Venus vs. Mars Papercut Digital and Print On Demand Issue
• All selected artists will receive a print version of the magazine
• All selected artists will be promoted and tagged across Papercut's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
Learn More & Submit
Meural: The Art Of Love
Submit work to show in a Meural digital exhibition and receive $500.
Meural and Ello have teamed up to give 4 artists the opportunity to have their work featured and promoted on the Meural platform and to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of people on walls across the globe. We are looking for artwork (traditional, GIF, video, photography, and illustration) on the theme of “love” to coincide with Meural’s Valentine-inspired February art and editorial program. The theme is totally open to creative interpretation.
Each of the 4 artists will be paid $500 for a collection of 5 works which will be available to Meural subscribers for 3 months. Each will also have a dedicated artist page on the platform, along with a featured playlist, with promotion done via email and social channels.
Learn More & Submit
This Week’s Giveaways
Mod Thread Giveaway
Coming fresh off of an Artist Invite in collaboration with selected Ello artists, apparel platform Mod Thread brings to life the design and artwork of artists in the form of ready-to-wear sportswear. Comment through Wednesday to win 1 piece of your choice from the capsule collection. View more of the collection and Mod Thread here.
Kotaro Chiba Giveaway
Recently featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, Niigata, Japan-based artist and illustrator @kotaro_chiba is quickly gaining momentum in the art world with his modern, psychedelic interpretations of traditional Japanese art. Comment through Thursday to win a poster print of the piece “Ramen Gacho” by the artist. View more of his work here.
Illustrator and designer @shacyz takes images from pop culture, illustrating them with a style that is all his own. Comment Thursday through Saturday to win a poster print of Chewbacca from “Star Wars”. View more of his work here.
United Notions Giveaway
At @united_notions, “cultural cliches” and crisp, brilliant design are not hard to find. Founded by design studio The Bakery, United Notions is a collaborative poster exhibition featuring the work of design studios from all around the world. Comment Saturday through Tuesday to win a poster print of “Fine City” by studio de_form of Hungary. View more featured designs here.
Awesome background image by @grossillustration.
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