Danish Obakke and American Cavala met in Florence, Italy, and experienced an instant chemistry in their dealings with the imaginary and otherworldly. Essentially, The Filigree is the New York Times for fairy tale fans. According to the website, each edition includes fictional (or are they?) pieces dealing with “breaking news, arts and entertainment, sports, full page event calendar, obituaries, classifieds, horoscopes, and more," all with a fairy tale twist.
The duo splits up the creative responsibilities; Cavala writes all of the pieces and Obakke takes care of the art. Her “news” is well-written and whimsical. His art is exquisitely crafted and intricately designed. He also makes sculptures of dragons and dolls, all of which can be seen in the photo galleries on their website. Many of their creations are also for sale in their Etsy shop.
So if you need an escape and the real news if just too mundane for you, read The Filigree to keep up with an imaginary world.