Artifact Uprising announces it’s joining forces with Visual Supply Co.

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:27 PM EDT


Online photo book and printing service Artifact Uprising has announced via blog post that it will be joining Visual Supply Co. (VSCO).

Started in a basement three years ago, Artifact Uprising has become a go-to place for creatives to turn their digital images into pieces of tangible artwork. Similarly, VSCO has quickly become the place for creatives to capture, edit and share photographs.

Albeit unexpected, it’s not exactly a surprise to see these companies join forces. Their core values align almost identically, their community demographics overlap across the board and each has a segment of the market that could greatly benefit from becoming a single entity.

In particular, VSCO would greatly benefit from integrating Artifact Uprising’s printing services into their VSCO Cam smartphone app. Furthermore, they could quickly start an exodus from other printing services if they could create a well-designed and integrated portal to order prints online.

Artifact Uprising, of course, would benefit from having VSCO’s large and dedicated user base.

As for the impact on current users, Artifact Uprising says it’s not going anywhere. Additionally, VSCO shows no immediate signs of changing due to the acquisition. Regardless of what comes of it, it’s refreshing to see two companies so excited to take part in a new journey together.

What are your thoughts on these two joining forces? What sort of integration would you like to see come of it? Let us know in the comments below.