This personalized Christmas gift is created from license plate. The wall decor is a sculpture in the shape of a guitar that tells the story of the family that commissioned Peter Geiger to create the artwork.
When you want to say something special with a gift, custom license plate art is the way to go. I create custom gifts that reflect what is special about the recipient on your gift list. They represent who they are, what makes them unique, and tells that story. It's the type of gift you want to give to someone special - even if that special someone is you. Here's my most recent example.
This custom license plate art was created for a client who is an Alabama alum and was looking for a unique piece of artwork. I used vintage Alabama license plates to create this handcrafted license plate artwork. I think you will agree that this one of a kind a gift will light up any room.
What room would you put it in? What story do you want to tell through custom license plate art?
Special people get special gifts. They also have great stories. License plate art is a reflection of their journey in more ways than one.
Here's what my client, Tracie said:
"Peter, it was really easy working with you. You understood what I wanted right away! All I can say is WOW!!!! The guitar is so amazing!!! Exactly what I had envisioned!!! Love love love it!!!
Are you looking for a gift that stops people in their tracks?
Something that will blow away people when they see it? The perfect gift is one-of-kind, handcrafted, and captures all of the attention in the room. What's more, it is personal because it tells the story of its owner. It showcases the things they love, places they are from, meaningful sayings. It's a gift they will talk about forever.
You help create that custom gift
I've got what you're looking for. I create handcrafted piece of art that i developed following a thoughtful interview with you. You tell me what’s special to you or your recipient, or pick a theme you like, and I use your information to create a custom gift like no other.
See examples of my custom art
Most of my clients have great stories to tell. Let me tell yours. Check out my projects and client testimonials to see examples of the custom artwork I have created for my clients over the years. Feel free to email me your request. Then we can set an up a call to put your gift in the works.
First I have to say no gift is possible without good friends and a great desire to share.
A few months back I had the pleasure of working with Ray Evernham and his people at IGNITE, a community center in Davidson, NC for young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger's Syndrome (AS).
I donated one of my license plate guitars to to be auctioned at their fundraising event in 2014. When two people raised the bidding on my Brad Paisley license plate guitar to $5,000, I agreed to make a second piece if both bidders would donate $5,000 each. It was such an honor to help raise money for this important cause.
The second guitar would be a custom piece, created as a gift for the very generous client who was not in the room but made the donation.
I always need the help of others to create a piece for a special person, I have to thank Dale Ledbetter for letting me pick his brain. This is the process that makes the gift special. This would be a gift for a man who has everything. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t creating something he already had.
That is no easy task, as the gentleman owns the greatest collection of guitars I’ve ever seen, as well as the world’s largest collection of classic Corvettes. Dale invited me to see these collections. I was in awe.
During the interview, I asked Dale which car was my client’s favorite. He showed me a Black 1967 Corvette Stingray 427 with a white stinger down the hood.
That was my inspiration. Using a guitar shape as my canvas, I set out to combine my client’s love of Corvettes with his love of music. Then I used vintage auto parts and license plates to bring the piece to life. Here are the details:
- I used license plates to spell out 1967 for the year and 427 for the engine at the top to represent the keys.
- I spelled out CORVETTE down the neck with vintage tags with a red, white and blue underlay to give it the classic Chevrolet feel.
- The body and hood stinger is created from license plates that are sculpted and shaped to resemble his favorite car.
- I used a 1967 Corvette gas door with the crossed flags logo -- one of the iconic parts of the car -- in the center hole.
- The original Corvette designer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, is featured on the guitar body, as Dale explained our client was very fond of him. I used vintage General Motors emblems to spell out his name at the bridge position.
- At the bottom of the piece I wrote out STINGRAY in license plates to complete the face.
- Around the outside of the piece I spelled out "worlds Largest Corvette Collection. Its on of the clients many distinguished accomplishments.
I would like to thank everyone who helped make this piece so special.
My client, Robin, and her fiancé were at their favorite bar during a trip to in Nashville when she saw a piece of my artwork hanging on the wall. She was immediately captivated.
After returning home, she googled "license plate guitar" and found my website. She asked about creating a piece to tell their story as a wedding gift.
I quickly agreed. My artwork is perfect for telling a personal story about people and the things they love. This one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece of art can't be bought in a store.
During a phone interview with Robin, I learned about all the places the couple have lived and visited over the years. Than I added elements that are special to them in a priority order on the face of the license plate guitar.
Robin told me they are from North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania. They've been to Tennessee. love Nashville and Estes Park CO. I used all those states on the face of the piece. They've taken many trips to the Outer Banks NC - often known as “OBX”. I featured their wedding date at top on the keys June 13-2015. Pirates is written in license plates down the neck because they are big baseball fans. The number 57 appears in the center hole because it holds special meaning to them.
On the bridge I spelled out their names Robin + Sean. At the bottom appears their family name Cowan.
The guitar was a hit. You can read how much the custom wedding gift was appreciated in their testimonial, which appears here on my website. Thank you, Robin and Sean, for allowing me to create this gift as start your lives together.