Topic: framed caricatures

How a caricature can have a place at your wedding

Wedding preparations are a great source of pleasure for many brides. However, with the huge scope and seemingly endless range of options for every aspect, the task of wedding planning can seem overwhelming.

One way of simplifying the process can be through the dual or even triple use of one element of your wedding needs.

locking in loveThink about date claimers, invitations, sign in board, place markers, wine labels and bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts. Often the task of looking through endless albums of card styles, colors, prints and fonts can become overwhelming.

A novel and fun way around this onerous task can be through the use of a custom drawn caricature.

Now before you think of traditional caricatures as being big noses, teeth lips etc, also think of caricatures as having some slight parody effect, while remaining quite true to the individual. Of course if you prefer more exaggeration….!

A custom created caricature can provide a wonderful method of portraying the bridal couple in whatever way you wish.

Take for instance the Date Claimer. The comedy effect can be gained from the approach of the girl getting her guy.

The wedding invitation can reflect the location of the wedding, the couple in their wedding attire and can be used to set the tone for the wedding. It can be very formal, with a nicely posed couple, or can have a hint of cheekiness or dual announcement, perhaps the groom carrying the bride (or the other way around!) or the groom with a ball and chain around his leg or in some what under the bride’s control! Wording can also be included as part of the image. Or have one version with wording and one version without and the second version can be part of the multi-use that the caricature can play.

wedding entryWhile many couples have a book where people can place their well-wishes, increasing numbers are now opting not to have an sign-in item that will live it life in a drawer, but instead to have signatures placed on a beautiful item that can then have a place in the home as a decorative item.

The sign-in caricature can be the same image used for the invitations – printed at a large size and perhaps placed in a frame with a wide white mat. After the wedding the protective cover can be fitted to the image and then there is a wonderful artwork to hang in the home. Often bridesmaids will suggest this to the bride and help take care of its production.

The caricature can also be used on table seating cards and also through specialist printers, as a very unique and wonderful wine label. Some artists will also create a plain line version of the art and this can be printed on the neoprene ‘stubby coolers’ that are popular at Australian weddings or ‘can coolers’ for UK or ‘can coolies’ in the USA.

Finally there are the bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts. These can be custom drawn caricatures of each group, or maybe reuse the wedding couple caricature with new wording!

The possible combinations for caricature use are:

  • Date claimer and thank you card
  • Invitation and sign in board
  • Sign-in board and bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts
  • Invitation and wine label/cooler/coozie
  • Invitation and seating name tags

As you can see, a single custom drawn piece of caricature art can have several uses and be created to suit your exact needs.

Contact us to discuss your needs. We do not charge any extra just because it is a wedding…

A great 50th birthday present

Thinking of a birthday gift gets harder the older a person grows. By the time they are 50, most people have everything they need and the challenge for the gift giver can sometimes seem insurmountable.

But for the imaginative giver, the solution is not always so hard, as Patty from the USA discovered.

Here you see a caricature produced by artist John, with our optional 12×16 poster print.

50th birthday gift

50th birthday gift

It is becoming quite a trend for people to use old photos of people for use as the source for a modern-day gift. We have has several orders in recent weeks where the source image was an old picture, used to celebrate a modern anniversary.

We have seven artists who are happy to create a special gift for you, no matter where in the world you live.

If you have an idea you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact us or just browse the samples pages for each of the artists.

Framed caricature wedding sign-in board proves popular

Our recently launched wedding sign in caricature, ready framed with wide white mat has proven very popular.

Talking the hassle out of how to register guests names and comments – the ready framed with glass at rear caricatures – are delivered ready to use.

In addition to the ease, they create a great opening event and can really help to set the scene – a formal caricature for a formal reception, or a fun caricature to tell people that this reception is going to ROCK!!

Read all about them and pricing here

How to use a caricature as a wedding sign-in board

Recording well-wisher’s messages at a wedding is a great thing to do. But instead of a plain old guest book that will sit in a drawer, why not look at an idea that can be proudly displayed on a wall and enjoyed for years to come?

This can be achieved using a caricature as a framed print with an extra wide mat.

Here is an example:

wedding sign in board example
wedding sign in board example

As you can see there is plenty of space for signatures.

We offer this as an option to your caricature order – the width of the matting and the size of the print are flexible, so if you are having more or less guests, then this is easily catered for.  Just ask and we will provide a price based on your needs.

The framed print is shipped ready to unwrap and use – the glass is packed behind so after the event it can easily be placed into its correct position.

This idea works great for engagement parties, graduations, Christenings, or any other event where people might like to leave their best wishes.

Read more on how to order

Want to discuss your needs, please visit our contact page. Look at more wedding caricature samples and ideas.

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Framed caricature gift looks great!

There is sometimes speculation that a caricature produced using digital art tools is not as good as one used using the traditional pen and crayon.

But you only have to see this caricature sent to us by one of our clients to see just how fantastic they look!

caricature by Rick

This caricature uses a black mat and a wooden frame (this was framed by the customer – although we do offer framing services for US and AUS customers).

Now is a great time to be ordering for Christmas gifts, or for those who are retiring from the workplace at the end of the year.