Monday, April 28, 2008


A fun idea for something a little different than the standard photo booth, or a wonderful gift idea for Mother's Day! Karl Johnson is a third generation silhouette artist, and has been perfecting his craft for over thirty years. He was born with sight in only one eye, which he credits for being able to see things in profile without the layers of depth.

I love the timeless, elegant quality of his artwork. It's definitely a splurge to have him on-site at your wedding, but imagine the beautiful images you'd have of your day. And, what fun favors he'd create for your guests! Kind of a classic, up-scale version of the street fair caricature artist.

Karl also does commission work from photographs, so anyone can have one of his pieces regardless of location. He can do a silhouette from any profile picture; people, pets, and even houses. And the really amazing part is that his custom pieces start at just $25.oo. What a fun gift to give! He also has prints for sale on his site; I love the chair silhouettes shown above!

Karl's work has been featured in Domino, Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride, Parenting, Elle Decor, and Country Home.

1 comment:

please sir said...

Wow...what an amazing story and artist!