This Artist Builds Intricate Skylines, One Letter at a Time

Posted on: June 6th, 2016 at 5:16 am by
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A picture’s worth a thousand words, and in this case, quite literally. Hailing from Philadelphia, artist Daniel Duffy has taken to building skylines and iconic moments in sports and pop culture, one letter at a time. He uses words that have a meaningful connection to the subject, such as the scoreboard stats that paved the way for the Philadelphia Phillies to become the 2008 World Series champions.

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His latest endeavour is cityscapes, using street names, neighborhoods, bridges, parks, and famous landmarks within each city. And of course, New York has made the cut. The prints are crazy good; just check out the detail.

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For this project, Duffy has launched a Kickstarter campaign, one that will both expand his art and his creative reach. (There’s still two weeks to go.) A new website is also in the works, ArtofWords.com, which will serve as a coast-to-coast supplier of original and affordable fine art.

“I’ve learned from my fans that art should be accessible, affordable, and relatable. My vision is to take what I’ve done with phillywordart.com and create unique art for cities across the country,” says Duffy.

You can expect pretty solid rewards from the project, in an upwards climbing variety of skyline prints of your choosing, depending upon the contribution.

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