friends with benefits

by Grace Bonney

I love when small worlds collide. I’ve been a fan of Jen Mussari’s work for a while and was excited to meet her at the San Francisco book tour stop last month. She brought a beautiful print with her (the cake print below) that popped up in my inbox this weekend as part of a larger submission from a friend. It turns out that Jen’s new print is part of a new collaborative project called Friends with Benefits run by Baltimore-based printer Erin Wallace. It’s awesome when printers and artists team up for new ideas, and this debut collection called “Piles” is full of beautiful artwork. “Piles” features the work of Andrew Neyer, John Chae, Alyssa Nassner, Sam Alden, Jordan Bernier, Luke Pearson and Jen Mussari. I love the teal and red color theme for this first collection and can’t wait to see what comes next. In the meantime, you can read more about the collaboration right here and pick up the full set for $65 on the same site. xo, grace

Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.