Cutting out the middleman, Society6 offers a creator-driven online marketplace for affordable art.
Operating on the premise that community aids commerce, Society6 is social networking at its targeted best: artists and designers can connect with other studios, sell their work directly, and even hook up with companies offering commissioned collaborations. Wannabe curators, meanwhile, can put together a gallery of shoppable artwork from the gallery of prints featured; other collectible items will go up on the site in 2010. Think Etsy with less arts-n-crafts or 20×200 with more crowd autonomy.
The Portal, $49.99, by Tatiana Willis.
Pinball Publishing Scout Books, in collaboration with Lloyd Winter.
Yeehaw fabric by Christiane Engel, printed by Spoonflower.
Way Up High #2, $41.60, by Christina Shafell.
Infinite Jest print for the Kitsune Noir Poster Club, $50.00.
Drippy Family and Dash Snow prints ($31.20) by Mario Zoots.