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Best for: Cash-strapped collectors
It’s like having your own affordable-art curator on retainer: Papirmasse mails out archival-quality prints of emerging artists’ work—paintings, illustrations, collages and more—with a piece of original, contemporary creative writing stamped on the reverse. The format changes from month to month: Past projects have ranged from a 5-by-7-inch booklet to an 18-by-24-inch poster.
Frequency and fees: $5.75 per month (annual subscriptions only); free shipping.
Pros: It's a two-for-one culture fix for the cost of a coffee.
Cons: You'll have to find the frames yourself.
To order: papirmasse.com.