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High vs. Low: Personalized Silhouette Artwork

I’m loving silhouette artwork right now. It’s classic, timeless and very personal. Traditional black and white is pretty, but why not make them a little more contemporary by showcasing the silhouette in a bold color like in the mom and dad silhouettes used in a design by Lilly Bunn Interiors below?

I originally saw bold silhouettes used in the Carter Kustera Portraits from Jonathan Adler. These cost a pretty penny at $750 each, but they are hand painted in gouache on large 15″x19″ paper, and this does include a custom frame and color.

The first low alternative is a custom printed silhouette from Jennifer DeLonge for $99.

I really like the color, font options and size of this print, but it was still lacking some of the personalization that was so charming in the Carter Kustera print.

While working on a current project, I came across this similar design by Love and Victory, which is a lovely blend of the two. These silhouettes are a little more unique because they are cut-outs not prints; a framed 9″x11″ is $78.

They can even be hand personalized with the child’s name and age like the Carter prints.


Sunday 6th of January 2013

Where'd they get the hot pink changing table tray??? Love!

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Monday 26th of November 2012

[...] became a popular form of decoration in the mid 18th century. Amazingly, they are still very much on trend right now. The clean shape against a contrasting background is visually strong while [...]


Monday 11th of June 2012

I have silhouette art on my wall. I love it because it really looks like me even if it's just an outline of my profile. And it's done in my favorite shade of blue.


Tuesday 29th of May 2012

They're cute, especially when you use really cool paper. @jasmine: Actually, I feel the same way, too. I am not too excited about this kind of art on my own wall, but I don't quite dislike them on others'. maybe it's because I just like framed photographs more.

Jasmine C.

Friday 11th of May 2012

I dunno but silhouette just never appealed to me.Sure, I love looking at them hanging on other people's walls, but I don't think I'd like one in my own home.