For $12, today's shadowy side deal gets you $25 worth of one-of-a-kind custom silhouette artwork from Cut Arts. This deal does not include shipping.
Scissor Master Karl Johnson remains one of America's last surviving freehand silhouette artists—crafting stark, often whimsical portraits and pastiches of people, pets, babies, and anything with an outline (for example, everything). He has cut elegant profiles of Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Alicia Keyes, and the entire cast of How I Met Your Mother. Learn the history of Johnson's proud lost race here, or have all your technical questions answered here.
Email Karl your photo and become instantly Alfred Hitchcocked (5x7 portrait, $25), or nab a strange, beautiful print replete with miniature animals, crowns, and birds ($25–$45). With today's deal, say "begone!" to distracting detail and celebrate the beautiful bare essence of your individuality with a little cut art from Cut Arts.
- Originally all the rage in the mid-19th century, silhouette portraits are chic again. – S. W., Chicago Tribune
- Before black-and-white photography, silhouettes were they [sic] way to capture a likeness of loved ones on paper. Artist Karl Johnson, who learned the art from his father as a young boy, creates delightful black-and-white silhouettes that are instantly both nostalgic and fresh. – Brides