Adorable Little Love Letters: Portrait Hacks by A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Calibotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day | ©A. Ferris O'Shaughnessy

Designer A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy recently shared a collection of hacked portraits of her spouse with Esthetic Lens. The source photographs and paintings range from the easily recognizable to the more obscure. The hacked portraits were recently described to her and her husband as, Adorable Little Love Letters.


Hack of The Dispatch Rider | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Penn, Picasso | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Feodor Chaliapin | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Adams, Self-Portrait | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Edward VII, Coronation | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of J.K. Alexander von Humboldt | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Penn, Self-Portrait | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Sargent, Lord Ribblesdale | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Reynolds, Earl of Dunmore | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

Hack of Dom Francisco de Almeida | ©A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy

A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy is a Chicago designer with expertise in marketing, branding, typography, and the color purple. 

Her personal work focuses on individual identity and presentation of self.

When she’s not recontextualizing her husband’s handsome face, she studies Chicago architecture, reads, and sews adorable face masks.


A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy | Photo Credit: Jordan Schulman

A. Ferris O’Shaughnessy can be found online on Facebook and LinkedIn.