Artist Daniel Duffy began doing “word art” almost nine years ago to impress a woman. It worked, according to Duffy, as he is now married. The artist is now impressing people across the country.
The full-time artist creates hand-made images using words. Originally his work spotlighted the city of Philadelphia. His more recent images are with the Chicago Cubs involving Wrigley Field and the players.
Check out this image of Wrigley Field which was designed by drawing the names of every single Cubs player since 1876. It took Duffy 100 hours to make.
Video Description: Incredible but true, this is the legendary "Friendly Confines" composed entirely and exclusively of the names of every Cubs player in franchise history from 1876 up through July of 2015—which, as destiny would have it, turns out to be the exact total of 2,015 Cubbies! A showman at heart, Duffy has so far finished 95% of this labor of love, stopping short so that he can soon dazzle Chicago's National Convention attendees by inking the final 150 names in person during an all-day interactive performance on Friday, July 31st, prior to the Live Auction that night. In addition to watching Daniel in action and peppering him with questions about his project, spectators will also have the opportunity to search the multi-hued scene for the presence of their favorite Cubs figures—whether immortals or obscure September call-ups. (Hint: Ernie Banks is, appropriately, the most prominent name in the beautiful blue sky.) Also worthy of close inspection is the elegant script styling that forms the iconic outfield-wall ivy, as well as the meticulous architectural details of the classic scoreboard and Wrigley Rooftops.
Check out this picture of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship season is commemorated using the date, opponent, score, and W/L from every game.
Art of Words, Duffy’s company, has produced images of over 60 original sports and pop culture pieces. His vision is to create unique art for cities across the United States. Duffy has started a Kickstarter campaign to help reach his goal.
To learn more about the artist and his work, his website is here.
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