The very first thing that drew me to the band The Decemberists were the illustrations on their first album Castaways and Cutouts by Carson Ellis. The scratchy, old-timey drawings seemed so epic and full of stories. I was taken immediately, then of course the band blew me away. I'm not sure I would have picked up that album if it hadn't been for Carson's drawings. Her work, the bands style and the lyrics go hand in hand (no surprise as Carson is married to front man Collin Meloy), the whole package in and of itself is pretty amazing. (I saw the band on tour in 2004 at Bottom of the Hill in SF and scored a cute t-shirt with a bicycle drawn by Carson.) Nationale has original work of Carson's right now for sale. Oh what I wouldn't do to have an original. Just look at how beautiful these are. See more here.