We are an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. Our purpose is to globally highlight creative perspectives that matter and build a connected community.



Through the power of print, Umber Publishing takes our readers on a visual exploration of typography, space, composition, and illustration. With a visionary commitment to thought and artistry,our publications stimulate the curious, strengthen the imaginative and nurture the passionate. Umber Publishing produces and distributes 4 ground-breaking print publications:

  • UMBER’s Graphic Journal, an annual themed-publication that spotlights the worldviews of Black people, Indigenous people, Latin Americans, and marginalized people of color from around the world
  • BBP Digest, cousin to our flagship graphic journal, is afree-form publication and visual tactile mixtape.
  • Tone, a new print magazine for forward-thinking Black men.
  • Slumber, a new uninhibited print publication that delves into the sexual expression from the Black and Brown perspective.