Umber Publishing is an independent Black-owned publishing house based in Oakland, CA.

In your pledge of this campaign, you will have in your hands, an award-winning, timeless work of visual art and storytelling that transcends all boundaries and remains committed to the authenticity and creative nuance of Black and Brown perspectives.

This year Umber Publishing will produce and distribute 4 ground-breaking print publications:

  • UMBER: The Wealth Issue
  • BBP Digest featuring Deanna Van Buren
  • Tone: The Legacy Issue
  • Slumber: The Lucid Dreams Issue

Now is the time to make your pledge.

BBP Digest: feat. Deanna Van Buren

$ 10 USD
Our BBP Digest is a cousin to our flagship graphic journal. Not curated by a theme, the Umber Digest is a free-form broadsheet 16” x 22” publication, our visual tactile mixtape. Ships in May.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

UMBER: Wealth Issue

$ 30 USD
Our UMBER graphic journal highlights the Black and Brown perspective. Printed in large 10” x 13” artbook format, our Wealth Issue we will delve into the aspirations, abundance, empowerment and vulnerabilities. Ships in July

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Tone: Legacy Issue

$ 30 USD
Tone is a print magazine for forward-thinking Black men, a chance to highlight Black men’s nuance and explore their perspective and lifestyle. A book-style luxury magazine, our inaugural issue will be about Legacy. Ships in September.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Slumber: Lucid Dreams Issue

$ 40 USD
Slumber is now its own uninhibited print publication. exploring the human body, sensuality and desire. This book-styled luxury magazine will contain nudity and adult content, 18 and over. Ships in November.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

2021 Umber Publishing Subscription

$ 100 USD
Receive copies of each Umber Publishing publication at a discounted price: BBP Digest 4#, UMBER: Wealth Issue, Tone and Slumber. Plus, you'll receive a discount code for 15% off of a single issue's cover price to share with a friend or loved one.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

2 Year Publishing Subscription

$ 280 USD
Receive copies of each publication, discounted, for two years totaling 13 printed releases. BBP Digest (3), UMBER (2), Tone (4) and Slumber (3) + 2022 Holiday Gift Guide. Plus, you'll receive a discount code for 15% off of a single issue's cover price to share with a friend or loved one.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Exclusive Art Print from Founder

$ 350 USD
Limited-Run Hand Printed Art from founder Mike Nicholls printed on 22'' x 30'' Tan BFK Rives Paper - 280 gsm with Mike Nicholls signature and numbered, BBP Digest and UMBER Wealth Issue

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Exclusive Art Print + 2 Year Subscription

$ 600 USD
Limited-Run Hand Printed Art from founder Mike Nicholls printed on 22'' x 30'' Tan BFK Rives Paper - 280 gsm with Mike Nicholls signature and numbered + Two Year UMBER Subscription

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Publishing Partner

$ 2,000 USD
As a Publishing Partner, you'll have your name clearly credited on UMBER masthead in the publishing partner section. Plus, you'll receive a two year subscription + exclusive art print included. Only available to individuals, not companies.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Brand Partner

$ 5,000 USD
Exclusively tailored just for you, we will customize this partnership package for each individual backer! We will look at what you love about UMBER, and explore how we can get you involved in an authentic way that excites you and aligns your brand best with our audience. Plus Two Year UMBER Subscription and exclusive art.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.