Chicago-based Pete and Gena have started an online housewares shop called, The Works Progress Administration. They sell limited edition art pieces to spruce up your home/ workspace or to get you a much-needed date. I love the Prussian grenades.

Benjamin Edmiston

16 January 2012

Benjamin Edmiston’s compositions are fueled by the creation a familiar but askew world. Using a flat and decorative style, his fantastical settings are inhabited by ominous characters. Planes of floating heads, half-skinned snakes, and bodiless arms are some of his visual vocabulary; recalling the tension of an early, crude Mickey Mouse cartoon – or a misplaced folk sculpture, standing eerily on a dusty shelf. Benjamin lives and works in Brooklyn.

MAGA atelier

16 January 2012

MAGA atelier is a design studio in Lisbon, a collaboration of José Mendes, Luís Alvoeiro and Carlos Guerreiro.

Peggy Wolf

10 January 2012

Peggy Wolf grew up in Germany and studied fashion design there, before graduating to work for an art gallery, a trend-consulting company, a freelance illustrator for magazines… and currently, in interior design. She found her true passion for illustration by way fashion; happier not to dress, but rather to draw, paint and collage artfully-clad women, using her strong eye for color, and a bold use of line and juxtaposed texture. On a whim, she moved to London, where she now lives.

Ricardo Cavolo

22 December 2011

Hands-down, my new favorite illustrator, Ricardo Cavolo was born in Salamanca (Spain) and now lives in Madrid. His style is a fantastic mélange of religious art, Russian criminal tattoos, South American flora, nautical themes, and naïve/outsider art. Quite the mix, with a great sense of humor. Be sure to also check out his online diary and Flickr.

Julie Rousset

21 December 2011

Paris-based Julie Rousset does a little of everything, from identities, collateral, typefaces, publications and exhibits. Really digging her refined, clean-yet-playful aesthetic.

Mario Corea

06 December 2011

Interesting art by Mario Corea. He runs an architecture firm in Barcelona called Mario Corea Arquitectura, which really deserves its own post. Thank you Luana for the email.

Siggi Odds

28 November 2011

Sigurður Oddsson from Iceland updates. Thanks for the email.

Tyler Varsell

28 November 2011

Collage and mixed media art from Tyler Varsell.

Junyi Wu

21 November 2011

Beautiful illustration work sent in by Junyi Wu from LA.