Route 401 was created from my want (scratch that - need) to be hands-on and creative. I first made a license plate Map of Canada for myself one weekend. I bought the plates from all the provinces myself and began cutting. It was a weekend project for my home and a great learning experience. All of my techniques I use while cutting I taught myself - just me and a pair of tin snips.
After posting around social media, I saw that people actually wanted to buy my creation. I decided to make more and open up an Etsy shop in summer of 2013. I now participate yearly in tradeshows to sell my art in person and online on this website. I also am the co-founder of Evil Eye Collective, one of the best online shops to buy quality evil eye jewelry. I have a Greek heritage, and the meaning of the evil eye is close to my heart, so my wife and I also decided to open this jewelry business.
Owner & Artist
- Absolutely the most amazing artwork I have ever seen. The detail and size is perfect, you can’t get anything better elsewhere. The price speaks for the quality and craftsmanship of the artwork and I haven’t seen something like this ever. It looks just as good as the sample picture was, even better though. Will suggest this as a gift idea to anyone and everyone I know. Thanks to Anthony for such quick responses and fast work. Big Thanks!!!!
Brittany S, Etsy Buyer
- Very happy with this piece. Looks exactly as described. The high degree of craftsmanship is very obvious - it's a steal for the price. It was ready earlier than estimated and Anthony was an absolute pleasure to do business with. I had to keep changing the time and date of when I could pick it up and he was completely professional and flexible the entire time. I will absolutely be buying more of his art in the future. I highly recommend this item to others.
Cyn, Etsy Buyer
- Absolutely love it! Ordered one for a friend as a gift and couldn't help but order one for myself as well. Everyone that's seen them loves them. It's a great unique conversation piece. The quality is top notch and the customer service was just as good. All questions were answered promptly and politely. Will definitely (and already have) recommend Route 401 to others looking for unique wall art. Keep up the great work!
Rich R, Etsy Buyer
The time and detail that went into this piece really shows when you see it in person. I just received this yesterday and when I opened the box (which was very carefully packed, thank you) I was blown away. Exactly like the picture. I can't wait to see my Dads face when he opens this for Christmas! Thank you so much for your amazing work, I will definitely be ordering from you again!
Eileen C, Etsy Buyer
This piece is even better in person than the pictures show! It's obvious a lot of time and energy went into making it. People were commenting on it only hours after I put it up. Route 401 is outstanding to deal with, excellent service and communication and truly looks out for the best interest of the buyer. I would recommend this art and this seller to anyone considering it and would definitely buy again. Thanks for the great buying experience!
Jason M, Etsy Buyer
- Unique & well crafted, you will not be disappointed! Even more impressive in person! ....great communicator & was true to estimated time since he had sold the piece & made another one per my request! Highly recommended!!!!
Dennis P, Etsy Buyer
- Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it! Anthony was a pleasure to deal with, and I would order again from him in a heartbeat. Very pleased with his craftsmanship, and an overall wonderful experience!
Rachel-Paige L, Etsy Buyer
- This product turned out exactly like I hoped it would. I was delighted with the finished product. Anthony was a pleasure to deal with and am looking to order more of his products in the future! Great purchase and a great buying experience.
Ryan L, Etsy Buyer
- Extremely happy. Great customer service and a fantastic piece. I ordered in the last days of November and it arrived with plenty of time to spare before Christmas. I could not be more pleased!
Daniel B, Etsy Buyer
- Loved this item! It was a great gift for my dad, something new and original that he didn't already have! Looks great in his man cave! He hung it up right away!!! Thanks again!
Lauren S, Etsy Buyer
- I ordered this artwork as a gift for a friend I visited in Switzerland. Anthony was absolutely great to work with as we tried to figure out how to ship the product to Switzerland as a gift. My friend loved the piece and instantly hung it up on his wall to remind him of home. Highly recommend this product and this shop!
Justine B, Etsy Buyer
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