Recent studies exploring the ancient inquiry “How do you spell your name?” have determined that names contain magical sigils, each imbued with a dulcet tone that invokes a different floral assortment. Give the gift of these all-important letters with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get 3 to 11 letters of photographic name art (a $159.90 value, including tax and shipping) from Hal Jaffe Name Art, a Memphis-based studio that ships nationally.
Hal Jaffe is a second-generation photographer and a Memphis native. His letter art stems from a photography collection of natural and structural objects that resemble letters, from a park swing that looks like a U to a bend in a shoreline that resembles an R. By simply typing a name into the form on Jaffe’s website, you’ll be given options for spelling out the moniker of your choosing using a wide variety of letter-looking images. Once hand-selected, the images are printed on high-quality paper mocked up to look like a double-bevel mat. This faux mat is a realistic-looking alternative to expensive, custom-cut mats, and even less expensive than mounting the image on jewel-encrusted artifacts from Dark Ages mall kiosks. Each name art comes in a size of 10"x20", the commonly found frame size at hobby and craft stores, which makes finding frames for the images cheap and simple.
Whether you’re struggling to find a gift for a newborn, seeking something unusual and creative for a recently wedded artist couple, or hoping to find corporate art that doesn’t involve stock images of stockbrokers weeping bitterly, name art from Hal Jaffe is carefully crafted to suit the bill.