Welcome to the first #productupdate of the year. We're going to kick things off with a bit of a recap.
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Ello exists to serve the creator. Partnering with esteemed print publishers is one of the ways we create opportunity for the community. Get published, win $, gain visibility and grow your influence.
Spoon x Ello
We partnered with SPOON Magazine (@spoonmagazine), the French, ad-free, slow fashion mag to highlight community members working at the nexus of fashion & art.
2 printed magazine editions
1 newsprint zine edition
18 artists published
8 cash awards granted
1 artist sent to Paris Fashion Week to party & display her work
Arkitip x Ello
Ello and iconic art publisher, Arkitip (@arkitip), produced a special print edition based on an online juried Ello exhibition including 100s of artist — showcasing 40. The special edition issue of Arkitip - “Here is what you have; This is what you hold” - is can be purchased here (link).
1 online juried exhibition
1 printed magazine edition
40 artists published
8 cash awards granted
We also co-produced Tommy Guerrero Live at Alife in NYC. A 10” album of the show is coming this year. And we are currently co-producing Ello Documents, a series of photo essays and stories about art masters doing special work.
Hi-Fructose x Ello
Hi-Fructose x Ello (@hifructosexello) - Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine (@hifructose) is always looking to discover emerging artists, and Ello - the Creators Network - endeavors to provide visibility and opportunity for the abundance of talented creators on its platform. Together we selected 16 artists as part of our Emerging Artist Showcase currently available in the January issue Hi-Fructose. 8 artists were also awarded grants.
Issue 01 — Censorship of Not For Print (@notforprint) drops this month. NFP will be published quarterly and aims to bring heightened visibility and new opportunity to Ello’s community members. It’s all about taking Ello’s internet culture to the printed page and giving credit where credit is due.
Each edition will address a unique theme evocative of Ello’s current state of mind. We want to see who’s pushing the limits, challenging the mainstream and making work that says something special.
Get your copy here.
Openness is one of our guiding principles. We strive to maintain a spirit of transparency in everything we do. A year ago we began sharing more and more of what we do both on Ello and via Github. Learn more about our Open Source by Default approach here.
Expect big things from Ello in the coming year. Lots of new product features and experiences. More original creator-based content creation and a strong push into editorialization. If you’re a creator, or into creativity — the future looks bright from our vantage point. 🕶
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To the future