UMBER was founded in 2017 as a single publication; known as the creative thinker’s graphic journal from the Black and Brown perspective by visual artist and designer Mike Nicholls.
Now in 2021, Umber Publishing will be an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. Your support in this year’s crowdfunding campaign will put the award-winning experience of UMBER in your hands.
Tantamount to this, your pledge will help us continue to express the nuance and creativity of marginalized voices through sharing captivating and authentic stories from all over the world.
Why Are We Doing This
The spectrum of our lived experiences is ever-changing. We are deserving of stories that get to the core of who we are and what our Black and Brown creators want to express. In the context of the world around us, we are at an inflection point where it is necessary to capture the perspectives of our global readership and produce publications that creatively and intellectually promote discovery, inspiration, and reflection. It is now time to expand on the foundation of UMBER and develop a more sustainable approach to protecting and sharing the authentic and creative voices of the Black and Brown experiences that are intentionally centered in our narrative.
Our purpose is to globally highlight creative perspectives that matter and build a connected community.