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Artist hand writes streets & neighborhoods to create unique cityscapes. Get your prints of NYC, Philly, San Fran, LA, Chicago, D.C. +
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My name is Daniel Duffy and I started this art to impress a girl, who would later become my wife. Literally one of our first dates was selling prints to Phillies fans we met tailgating before a game. For the past 8 years I've been a full time artist creating hand-made images commemorating Philadelphia sports teams, athletes, and landmarks. My vision is to take what I've done with phillywordart.com and create unique art for cities across the country.

NYC Skyline - Detailed View 16"x20" Print
NYC Skyline - Detailed View 16"x20" Print

 

Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Road to the World Series
Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Road to the World Series

City Skylines To Be Offered With This Campaign
Words to be used: street names, neighborhoods, bridges, parks, and famous landmarks for each city.

New York (AVAILABLE NOW) 
Philadelphia (AVAILABLE NOW) 
Chicago (Available July) 
Los Angeles (Available July) 
Washington, D.C. (Available August) 
San Francisco (Available August) 
St Louis (Available September) 
Seattle (Available September) 
Las Vegas (Available October) 
New Orleans (Available October) 

Gifts You Will Receive With Your Donation
$5-$80 Various standard sized prints.  
$100-$165 Limited Edition Canvas Wraps 
$275 Double Matted Framed Print 
$500 Limited Edition XL Canvas Wrap 
$3000 Original (1 of 1) Artwork 

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Skylines Currently Available - New York City & Philadelphia
Skylines Currently Available - New York City & Philadelphia

About Word Art 

For each piece, I select text that is meaningful and specific to the image. Whether it be statistics, speeches, song lyrics, or street names, the text I choose provides the substance behind what makes that image iconic. In addition to my Philadelphia pieces, I have also created works for Major League Baseball, Gatorade, TED Talks, Hilton, Ameriprise Financial, and the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Live Art Installation - TED Talks 2014
Live Art Installation - TED Talks 2014

I NEED YOUR HELP!

With this new vision comes new artwork and a new website, ArtofWords.com. Art of Words will be a coast-to-coast supplier of original and affordable fine art. By starting with the 10 biggest skylines, it will tie together my current inventory of over 60 original sports and pop culture pieces. I've been able to accomplish a lot but I'm not going to be able to do this without you!

ArtofWords.com - Creating Iconic Images from Handwritten Words

Your Donations Contribute To

A New Website
Administrative Support
Research and Development

Our goal is to spread word art across the country, so please share this campaign with your friends and family!

Philly Skyline - Detail View 16"x20" Print
Philly Skyline - Detail View 16"x20" Print

 

New York Original Artwork
New York Original Artwork

 

Risks and challenges

Last year I graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. They provided exclusive training for small business owners and gave me the business foundations I didn't get from Art School. I take my art, my business and your contributions seriously.

It will take some time to complete all the skylines. They are in order of completion and the first set of rewards will be ready to ship by the end of July. Based on current workflow, I can draw, edit, produce and ship two new pieces each month. This timeline allows me to have all 10 completed and available before the 2016 holiday season.

What if we Double, Triple, or Quadruple the GOAL!? London, Paris, Tokyo here I come! If this happens I'll bring in some extra help for the editing and production, which means I can then draw All Day, Every Day! It takes me anywhere from 60-120 hours to create one of these pieces.

What if we don't make the GOAL? I'll still be moving forward and keeping those of you who contributed up to date. Just at a slower pace.

Can I count on your support??

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    Be a part of it! You'll receive a 4"x6" card stock print of the city skyline of your choice.

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    1 - 8”x10” Fine Art Print of the city you choose.
    Printed on quality matte paper and standard size for framing. Artist hand signs each print.

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    1 - 16”x20” Fine Art Print of the city you choose.
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    2 - 16"x20” Fine Art Prints of the cities you choose.
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    1 - 9”x11” Limited Edition Canvas Wrap of the city you choose. Canvas is stretched onto wood and arrives ready to hang. Artist hand signs and numbers each canvas.

    1 - 4"x6" card stock print of the city skyline of your choice.

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    **EARLYBIRD**
    1 - 14”x18” Limited Edition Canvas Wrap (out of 500) of the city you choose. Canvas is stretched onto wood and arrives ready to hang. Artist hand signs and numbers each canvas.

    1 - 4"x6" card stock print of the city skyline of your choice.

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    1 - 16"x20" Print Double Matted and Framed with a Plexiglass Covering of the city you choose.

    Final size (with framing) is 22"x26"

    Museum-quality presentation. Arrives professionally finished and ready to hang. Artist hand signs each print.

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    1 - 24"x36" Limited Edition Canvas Wrap of the city you choose. Canvas is stretched onto wood and arrives ready to hang. Artist hand signs and numbers each canvas and also includes a personal inscription.

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    1 - Original Pen, Ink and Marker Artwork. Double Matted and Framed Fine Art Print with Plexiglass Covering. Museum-quality presentation. Arrives professionally finished and ready to hang. Artist hand signs each original.

    City choice is first come, first serve.

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    1 - 16”x20” Fine Art Print of the city you choose.
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    1 - 4"x6" card stock print of the city skyline of your choice.

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