Just in time for the holidays I’ve partnered with Anna and Matt Patterson of Designs By Patterson! This powerhouse couple (who are also high school sweethearts) take on the world of architecture + physical therapy by day, while shifting into the roles of artist and business manager by night (#RelationshipGoals).
Their work is stadium stipple art, a series of dots used to generate an image by varying the size of the dots & distance between them. The pieces are originally hand-drawn with ink on paper, scanned in digitally and then printed in color on heavyweight paper or tees. Because the creations are made-to-order, you can pick any college or NFL stadium that holds memories for you or your loved ones.
Anna and Matt started the art as a way to gift their friends an item that commemorates the special places in their lives. If you’ve ever been to a football game, you know the energy and excitement that lives within the walls. Thanks to Anna and Matt, fans can now relive the experience by hanging the stadium of their choice on their own wall or gifting it to loved ones this holiday.
The two shared “It’s been really fun connecting with customers and learning about the cherished memories they have at their beloved sports team’s stadium. There’s always a good story about their experience or the person they gift the piece to.”
I immediately chose Lane Stadium, home to the Virginia Tech Hokies, for the exact reasons Anna and Matt shared above. Not only is my husband a HUGE fan and my sister in laws are alumni, but the first real football game I ever went to was the Hokies—long before I met any of them. The private school I went to growing up didn’t have a football team, and neither did my college, UNCG. A few friends of mine went to Virginia Tech and invited me to go to a game, showing me the ropes. I pulled out my keys, chanted, jumped in the stands to Metallica as the team came out – I was hooked. The stadium will forever hold the memories of the college that I never formally attended but spent so many sleepless nights after celebrating wins and “mourning” losses. It’s only fitting that the stadium hangs in the wall of our home alongside the other framed pieces of our lives.
This is the perfect holiday gift for the fan in your life- no matter what team they pull for :). Get 10% off your purchase until 12/19 with promo code MMGift & visit us over on Instagram and Facebook to enter to win an 8X10 of your choice!