5+5: Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo

Bootstrapped besties, doyennes of design


The Art for Everyone 5+5, presented by 20x200 and Jen Bekman Projects, is a series of mini interviews that focus on a variety of tastemakers and trailblazers. From founders, curators and CEOS, to media mavens, editors-in-chief, and prolific authors, each of our subjects have one thing in common — a major appetite for art. In every feature, our interviewees round up their five favorite 20x200 prints, then answer five questions that shed some light on their relationship to art at this moment. Check out the entire series here.

Claire + Erica are my style icons (no, really, I mean it you two!) Their indie-designer site is my favorite destination for acquiring amazing fashion by up-and-comers, and C+E’s knack for storytelling make Of A Kind emails must-reads that are often forwarded.


5 Perfect Picks

1

Plate 22, Sheet 7, Ancient Courses Mississippi River Meander Belt
20x200 Vintage Edition

Can you believe this colorful amazingness (a 20x200 Vintage Edition) was created for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? I think it’s the weirdest-looking map I’ve ever seen — in a good way, obviously. — Erica

Plate 22, Sheet 7, Ancient Courses Mississippi River Meander Belt | a 20x200 Vintage Edition

2

Searching
Helena Wurzel

Helena Wurzel’s sense of color and shape is super spot-on. Something about her work feels very textile-ish to me, perhaps because they have a certain flatness to them. Searching is a scene that looks so happy to me — sitting on the floor flipping through magazines and cutting things out is something I used to spend entire days doing when I was a teenager. I should start doing it again! — Claire

Searching | by Helena Wurzel

3

Every Outdoor Basketball Court in Manhattan
Jenny Odell

I actually gifted this to my brother for his first grown-up Manhattan apartment — I like that it has a story that he can easily convey to anyone who sees it. And, of course, I love it’s mosaic-like look . — Erica

Every Outdoor Basketball Court in Manhattan | by Jenny Odell

4

50 People in Central Park
Jason Polan

I adore everything about Jason Polan — his artwork, his instagram feed, his entire sensibility, really. I picked this particular drawing because my own daily running habit began in central park so this scene is very familiar (and dear) to me. — Claire

50 People in Central Park | by Jason Polan

5

Nonsensical Infographic No 1.
Chad Hagen

This is one of the first prints I ever purchased from 20x200. It’s beautiful and also has a sense of humor, which are the two things I really like in a piece of artwork. It’s lived in 4 different apartments with me. — Claire

Nonsensical Infographic No 1. | by Chad Hagen

5 Q’s + 5 A’s

  1. What’s your favorite museum?
    Cooper-Hewitt — we’re so excited for it to reopen in December. [Editor’s note: now open!]
  2. Favorite color?
    A quick glance at the current products on our site would seem to suggest that blue is what dominates around here.
  3. Coveted coffee table book?
    Olympic City Project
  4. Do you prefer a single statement piece or a salon wall?
    Single statement piece.
  5. If you could be reincarnated as another artist, who would you want to be?
    My Grandma Shirley! Her work perfectly reflected her outlook in life — cheery, colorful, and just a little bit askew. — Claire

Claire + Erica’s Passion: Of A Kind

Of a Kind sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. We aim to support and promote on-the-rise creatives who get us excited by giving you access to their unique products and stories. We hope to offer something special and rare to others like us: People who want to know the story behind everything, people who are the first to hear about the next big artist/designer/musician/chef, people who shop as much for the experience as they do for the product.

Website: www.ofakind.com
Twitter: @ofakind, @clairemazur, @ericacerulo
Instagram: @ofakind

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