Unique Art with your Initials

From Rhizome Artbase

Mart (34) combines all possible pairs of letters from the Latin alphabet. Mart paints the resulting 676 possible compositions from AA to ZZ onto 30 by 30-centimeter canvases. These one-of-a-kinds are available exclusively from the internet. The owners of the pictures then comprise a community and can publish a photo of themselves with their picture on the site at "artinitials.com".
Letter duos against a white background
Each letter-pair exists only once - its portrait is a one-ofa-kind. Mart paints a letter pair from AA to ZZ on 676 30-by-30-centimeter, white-primed canvases - all in the same font and size. Internet users can order their selected letter pair in the colors, navy blue, midnight black, or Kashmir beige at www.artinitials.com.
Popular letters, higher price
The prices for the pictures are not fixed; they develop dynamically. The more pictures sold and the more popular the letters, the higher the price. If a picture is sold, all other available pictures increase in price by USD 1, and pictures with the same first or second letter increase by USD 5 each. The currently least expensive letter pair costs USD 41. Current pricing can be viewed at www.artinitials.com.
The 676 Community
When all pictures are sold, the website is to continue as a community: the buyers of the pictures around the globe can then compare notes with other "initials" owners and tell why they chose their specific letter pair. It is not mandatory to select one's own initials. A quick check with a search engine delivers a vast array of meaning for each letter pair these days. The one-of-a-kind therefore becomes an even more personal commodity. For this reason, the photos of the owners and their pictures at www.artinitals.com also become a kaleidoscope of variety.

Martin Koncilja
20 June 2007
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Martin Koncilja