I’m really digging this new startup I found via Drawn! called Pixish. Basically, it combines Etsy’s ability to commission people with Threadless’ community voting system to let you outsource certain illustration/art needs you might have to the web.
I’ve found that my favorite types of web tools usually focus on connecting people in pretty basic ways, but on a large scale. I think this is because the idea of letting the best people do what they’re best at really appeals to the part of me that wore a red scarf and saluted Mao every Monday in first grade. I hope this site gets its beta problems ironed out soon and becomes a great resource for starving artists and those starved for artists alike.