This post is part of my #ShopSmall Blog Series
The Story Behind Picture A Name
‘Picture A Name’ was an idea that came about when a friend asked me to create a custom illustration as a newborn baby gift. All I had to go on was the baby’s name and as I was ‘googling’ for ideas I realised that the entire design could be the name itself, just like the inventive ‘google doodles’! Most of the existing name art you see around is simply the name written in a nice font with the illustration wrapped around it. I saw an opportunity to create something unique that was a complete storybook picture generated by the letters. At first glance you see a charming illustration, but once you look closer the name reveals itself.
Tour Round the Store
Picture A Name is such a unique business. Owner Ben has really created something that gives a special personalised item. I just love the idea! There are already popular name art’s available in the Etsy Shop or you can have your own customised artwork. Take a guess at the one’s below!
They look perfect in a good quality frame. And it doesn’t stop there with name art, there are also birthday cards sticking with the inventive illustration theme! The age number has been creatively designed around an illustration.
What stands out with this business is the creativity and passion Ben has for this. The end product is really fantastic and creates a lasting memory be it for a newborn or a birthday, whatever the occasion! To think these are all hand drawn is rather amazing! Check out Ben’s ‘About’ section on Etsy to see 3 steps to how his art gets from sketchbook to the final piece – pretty incredible I’d say!
Ben kindly sent me some samples from his very arty and colourful Etsy Shop and I can assure you they are just as amazing in real life as in the Etsy Shop! Not just that but they are all produced on very high quality paper/card so you won’t be disappointed.
One of my favourite cards is the age ‘4’ one with a flamingo design. Flamingo’s are so trendy these days and I love how Ben has been so imaginative with incorporating the age and animal. Also, they are a bargain at only £2.50 so what are you waiting for?!
The Little Touches
- The cardboard backed envelope my items came in had been stamped on the back with Picture A Name’s logo which I thought was really cool!
- Inside there was not only an awesome double sided business card (one side saying thank you) but there was also a slightly bigger info card which gave an example of what you can expect from an illustration – what a great touch that is.
- Ben is SO accommodating for any custom designs so if you can’t see a name there that you’d like just contact him and he’ll be more than happy to create something for you.
There’s already a fab birthday card range to choose your ideal card from but Ben will also be expanding this range further with new designs so keep your eyes peeled!
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If this creativity is right up your street then you need to visit Picture A Name’s Etsy Shop where you will find some amazing creations!
Every purchase helps a Small Biz so Ben has given me a 15% Discount code to share with you all. Code RR2018 is valid until midnight on 8th April 2018 so get your purchases in quick (or use this link here for the discount to be automatically applied for you).
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