Posters provide a more concrete way of recording moments than sketching portraits in sand or dictating memoirs to an empty jam jar. Preserve precious memories with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a commemorative Roy Halladay Phillies baseball poster ($25 value), including shipping ($5 value), from Lionword Illustrations (a $30 total value).
Using hand-written statistics and quotes, Lionword artist Dan Duffy recalls the 2010 perfect game and no-hitter performances of Phillies throwing ace, Roy "Doc" Halladay. Each 18" x 24" print—shining proudly on heavy-stock premium photo paper—chronicles the pitches dealt during both seminal performances, forming a cohesive image of the hurler and his catcher, Carlos Ruiz, in their historic moment.
A 2006 graduate from the Hussian School of Art, sports enthusiast Duffy celebrates his fandom with each piece he composes. This particular print epitomizes his style, with pen strokes dancing across a page, splashing ink onto the prominent features of each stoic would-be Wheaties model.
Dan Duffy has two passions —art and sports —that he pursues both personally and professionally. He played rugby at the university level, and after graduating from Hussian School of Art in 2006, he crafted illustrations for companies such as ESPN and Golf Digest. Now, he works as associate art director for PGA Magazine, and also creates sports-themed and custom artwork for Lionword. Customers can order "word" illustrations that fuse text and design, or opt for a portrait of a favorite Philadelphia athlete crafted entirely from the imprints of their teams' logo stamps.