CT Designs has been invited to be part of the Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Shoppe sponsored by WORK_SPACE in Manchester, November 29-December 1!
Stop by to say hi, check out our canvas prints, and maybe even pick something up as a gift for the holidays!
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We create original illustrations based on historical photos of places of significance or sentimentality. CT Designs' creations come alive with vibrant colors, historical accuracy, and minute detail. Our illustrations are then sold as glossy prints or canvas prints. Different sizes are available for each illustration and type of print. New illustrations will be created at the rate of about one every month. Currently, we are focusing just on Manchester, CT, but we are always open to suggestions! Drop us a line at email@example.com.
Due to the process of how we illustrate, we can customize any original illustration to your liking. We can change any colors of our illustrations without changing the integrity of the design itself, as well as change backgrounds and environments. We can even "swap out" details such as vehicles, signs, or items that can be personalized by you. We can also create custom original illustrations based on photos of your old house, school, church, store, or whatever! Call us at 860-800-9966 for more information about CT Design's custom illustration.
The "CT" in CT Designs actually does not stand for Connecticut. It refers to Chris "CT" Todd, born at Manchester Memorial Hospital, educated in the Manchester Public School System, and once hired to deliver the Manchester Evening Herald as a paperboy.
Throughout his childhood, CT marveled at stories of the "old days of Manchester" told to him by both his mother and grandmother - each of whom were also born and raised in Manchester. As a fourth generation resident of Manchester, he has always appreciated the rich history, traditions, and style of the unique "City of Village Charm", even while living elsewhere.
Since becoming a graphic designer and illustrator, CT has long had his own freelance business, CT Graphics. Now, upon moving back to his hometown of Manchester in 2017, he has decided to focus on illustrating his town's past, using archive photos, personal interviews, and historical research to create original works of art. We hope you enjoy his creations as much as he enjoys making them.