Gloria Pizzilli

Finals week. Too tired to give you actual commentary. But these are great etc etc. so you should visit her website to see more. 
- Elizabeth









Allegra Lockstadt

Surprisingly effective use of mixed media - the pencil and obscured nature of the compositions keeps the colors and textures of the all the markers from being too garish. Allegra's series on the common hand gestures and postures found within the global fashion community and industry is also a really interesting and unique set of images, and definitely something I'm interested in following further to see how it develops. More here
- Elizabeth











Jen Collins

Jen Collins has such a great drawing style! Her sketchy shading technique is really effective when mixed with the sweet, often folkloric style that she uses to draw her characters, and her color schemes are perfectly simple. More on her website, including a bunch of really fun zines and screenprint work. 
- Elizabeth










Peoples Pennant

How have I never heard of The Peoples Pennant until now? Founded in March 2012, The Peoples Pennant seeks to "elevate the pennant from the confines of sports to celebrate the awesomeness of everyday" by curating a collection of handcrafted felt pennants designed by contemporary artists and designers. The combined nature of a childhood filled with my Grandpa's old college pennants and the fact that I now live in a comically sterile single room that is just dying to be decorated - plus my obvious obsession with streamlined illustration and typography - means that I am pretty much guaranteed to buy at least 3 of these, and maybe more if I can find an excuse to give them as Christmas gifts. I'm especially obsessed with "Look Closer" by Always with Honor and Invisible Creature's "Blast Off," but really, all of them are great. I sadly missed their cyber monday sale, but their newest pennant, an awesome maroon bike themed "Ride" by Brent Couchman, is 15% off with the code "ilikemybike!" 
- Elizabeth









GIRLS: Fact + Fiction Exhibition at Light Grey Art Lab

Ahh! Totally awesome new show opened at the Minneapolis Light Grey Art Lab last night! In case you don't remember - this is the same gallery that did the spectacular Pokemon Battle Royale show earlier this year, and the equally ambitious "Light Grey Tarot" collection - so it is no surprise that they were yet again able to curate an amazing collection of artists and illustrators. Half the illustrators chose to depict real-life heroines, while the other half were inspired by fictional women from pop culture and literature. I wish I was able to visit the gallery myself, but in the meantime, I've included some of my favorites below, and you can check out loads more on Light Grey Art lab's site. And to top it all off... if you spend over $100 in their shop between now and December 7th, you get a GIRLS: Fact + Fiction book for free! Just type in this code at checkout: 100GETSABOOK. Hooray!
- Elizabeth












Maike Plenzke

Love love love love love. You know I have a soft spot for the layered gouache look, and the geometry and amazing attention to detail in Maike's work is just stunning. Even despite the strongly emphasized two-dimensionality of her pieces, there is still a great sense of depth and almost glowing light. Not to mention how fun and cinematic all of the scenes she depicts are. More work on her blog.
- Elizabeth