The walls of Rage Grafix's show room sport a rainbow of sweatshirts, T-shirts, and hats lines, each proudly displaying the emblems of local high schools and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The bevy of memorabilia and casual apparel—available in sizes from infant to 6XL adult to XS klingon—flaunts the university's iconic black-and-gold color scheme alongside logos of area school teams, including the City High Little Hawks, the West High Trojans, the Solon Spartans, and the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers. Staffers also man an onsite screenprinting-and-embroidery facility, where they forge custom signs, business cards, and clothing for clubs and events such as bar crawls, tailgating, and pickup games of duck, duck, goose.
Shutter enthusiast Gwen Martin revels in encapsulating the genuine personalities and tangible moments of a wide variety of subjects and backdrops. Families and children particularly thrive in front of her keen eye, and her extensive experience includes senior portraits, pets, weddings, and pet weddings. The 30-minute photo session is tailored to your say-cheese needs and takes place in the conveniently located studio or at the location of your choice within a 20-mile radius of the studio. After the completed session, picture subjects receive an 8”x10” photo plus 30% off additional prints — 5"x7" stills are $16 and 8”x10” renderings are $35.
David Greedy’s keen ocular touch inspires his essence-encapsulation quests in the service of publications, wedding parties, portrait subjects, and corporate groups. Clients choose a comfortable lenticular rendezvous location, with settings including David's own Coralville studio, their home, a neighborhood park, the inside of a Norman Rockwell painting, or any area within 15 miles of Coralville. During each shoot, Greedy moves unobtrusively through the background, clicking and capturing expansive personalities and grand auras in microcosm. Sessions (a $150 value for one hour) also include multiple wardrobe shifts to complement subjects’ thousand-word poses. Post-snapshots, digital daguerreotype slideshows appear online with distinct URLs for viewing and sharing between subjects and their chosen beholders.
Uniquely Ink personalizes T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more with custom designs straight from the brains of would-be apparel artists. Casual couturiers can print anything that strikes their fancy—photos, artwork, text, or blank space—and most patterns go to press while clients wait. Bestow dignity on a white T-shirt with your name inked in enormous letters ($12 for printing on one side) or walk about town with a finger-painted presidential portrait emblazoned across your teal-colored chest and back ($15 for colored T-shirts; additional ink starts at $3). Customers can also adorn a reusable shopping bag with their credit-card numbers ($9.99) and print a pillowcase with realistic bacon photography to infuse each dream with flavor ($15). Uniquely Ink aids in the sporting of custom tees for all by offering sizes ranging from a child's small to a very large child's 5XL, and the shirt publisher also prints specialty orders on a weekly basis.
A mother of six, Tiffanie Lloyd developed her photographic skills by taking pictures of each of her young ones. This hobby soon developed into Tiffanie Lloyd Photography, where Tiffanie uses her expert eye to snap shots of other people's newborns and children. Though happy to use props, Tiffanie mostly eschews bells and whistles at her on-location or in-studio sessions, preferring to capture childhood innocence with straightforward compositions. To preserve her client's favorite images, she offers a slew of products, from prints and framed wall portraits to photo coasters and stickers. Along with paid work, Tiffanie lends her talents to numerous charitable causes, such as taking free photographs of high-school seniors in foster care.
All About Pictures’ inventory encompasses a vast collection of card-making and scrapbooking supplies selected by brother-and-sister team Richard Kells-Pitlik and Diane Pitlik. Specialized paper in a spectrum of hues and textbook of textures ($0.79–$2.59) showcases family photos, tissues of sentimental value, and other lovingly flattened keepsakes. Flowers ($1.99+), ribbon ($0.50+), stickers ($1.99+) and other embellishments enhance pastiche pages. Heighten a project’s style with texture and design using Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders ($4.99–$9.99), or by gluing it to a ceiling fan with a range of specialized adhesives ($4.99–$9.99).