Unpacking the Art of Words

Dan Duffy didn’t set out to become one of the East Coast’s most prolific and accomplished word artists. As he’ll tell you, "The whole thing started because I wanted to impress a girl!" That was in 2008. Now, Dan’s girlfriend is his wife, and he’s the full-time word artist who founded and owns Art of Words in Flourtown, Pennsylvania.

 

Dan Duffy didn’t set out to become one of the East Coast’s most prolific and accomplished word artists.

As he’ll tell you, “The whole thing started because I wanted to impress a girl!”

That was in 2008. Now, Dan’s girlfriend is his wife, and he’s the full-time word artist who founded and owns Art of Words in Flourtown, Pennsylvania.

When he started Art of Words, Dan was selling his meticulously handwritten pictures of Philadelphia sports stars and landmarks at local craft fairs and holiday markets.

Today, this ever-growing collection of word art features athletes and attractions from cities around the country, as well as celebrated entertainers, presidents, mascots, and more.

Dan writes by hand each original piece, using only words relevant to the subject. Each original takes at least 50 hours to complete. Larger pieces can take up to 200.

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