About Art of Words

Art of Words is the creation of Philadelphia word artist Dan Duffy. By meticulously handwriting relevant words, he creates stunning images of iconic people, places and moments in history. These unique, affordable illustrations make the perfect gift, sparking memories and capturing the hearts of recipients. With city skylines, sports, history and musicians to choose from, there’s a piece for everyone!





"The whole thing started because I wanted to impress a girl"

In 2008 Dan wrote out every game from the Philadelphia Phillies championship season to try to impress his girlfriend. They took it to the streets and sold copies while tailgating down at Citizens Bank Park in the K lot. Fast forward to today, and that girlfriend Jess is his wife and they have 2 kids together - the word art concept stuck and Dan brought Art of Words to fruition!

Dan handwrites each original piece, using words relevant to the subject. Each original takes 50 to 200 hours to complete. All prints are 16" x 20" and Dan hand signs every print!

Art of Words has been featured in the New York Daily News, USA Today, The Washington Post, ESPN, Good Morning America, The Today Show and more!

Giving unique gifts is hard. An Art of Words print is the perfect, thoughtful gift for that hard to buy for family member, friend, coworker or teacher!

Check out what our customers are saying:
"This is the 3rd year in a row I have purchased a print. My son loves them all! Super fast shipping! My go to for gifts!
"My brother-in-law was over the moon about this Stadium art! He couldn't believe all those names were on there. It was the best Christmas gift ever!"
"I got the Green Bay stadium for my husband and he loved it! He is so hard to shop for and this knocked it out of the park! He was showing it to everyone that he could."
"My daughter said I won Christmas with this gift!!"

A portion of proceeds from many of our pieces goes to charity! Here are a few we support:


Will the price of the item be included in the package?
- We understand these are often given as gifts, so no prices are showing in the packaging or packing slip.

How quickly are items shipped?
- Framed and unframed prints arrive in 5-7 business days if you choose free shipping. You'll get an email with tracking info as soon as your order ships.

Do you ship internationally?
- Yes! Just choose your desired country during checkout and the shipping rate will appear before you finalize the transaction.

How are items packaged?
- Unframed prints are carefully rolled, wrapped in plastic, and mailed in sturdy shipping tubes. Framed prints are wrapped in plastic and packaged in cardboard boxes.

Are different sizes available?
- 16"x20" is the only size that we currently offer. 
Do you do custom pieces?
- We are not doing custom pieces since an original piece of art takes so long to complete. But we are always open to suggestions that would be appreciated by the masses! Feel free to email your suggestion to info@artofwords.com and we'll keep your info and reach out if Dan does your piece down the road.

What is your return policy?
- We have a 30 day return/exchange policy - full info here.