A warning on caricatures

I was in the USA recently and one thing struck me about California – warnings…..

Everything seemed to have a warning notice posted to it. I guess in the most litigious state in the most litigious nation it is the be expected.

So I thought it only fair to post a warning about our caricatures. Here goes:

WARNING – CARICATURES

You are advised that the ordering and presentation of a caricature as a gift in whatever form that features the person or persons for whom the gift is intended is likely to cause many of the following effects:

  • Smiles
  • Laughter
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • A feeling of goodwill from the recipient towards the giver as an individual or group
  • Look of amazement on the face of the recipient
  • Cheers and clapping amongst the group

Caricature King nor its artists can in no way can be help responsible for the emotional satisfaction that will come from your decision to order a caricature and subsequently present it as a gift.

Here is an example:

caricature gift

So don’t say we did not warn you – caricatures do make great gifts and the giving is a wonderful and memorable occasion!!

Father’s Day USA – gift ideas

Here are some neat ways from our friends at Personalisation Mall to use a caricature either one you already have or one commissioned through Caricature King to make a great gift for Dad for Father’s Day in the USA:


  • POPULAR!!
    Ceramic Coffee Mug holds 10 ozs.; dishwasher & microwave safe. You can also have a caption. This is a VERY POPULAR way to use a caricature Read more

  • Our heirloom portrait knits are entirely custom made … this is not screen printing of any sort, rather a true knitted item. Both afghan and pillow are created in stunning neutral black, white and grey tones as shown. What a great way to use your caricature!!

  • Puzzle from your caricature Circle-shaped puzzle includes 72 pieces and measures 7 1/4″ Diameter. Read more

  • Canvas Prints Create an amazing work of art from your caricature with our Photo Memories Canvas Prints. Available in 4 sizes: 12″ x 18″, 16″ x 20″, 16″ x 24″ and 24″ x 36″. What a great way to use your caricature!!Read more

  • Keepsake Watch Send us your favorite “face”, and we’ll reproduce it on the “face” of this unique, keepsake watch. Available in men’s or women’s sizes and gold or silver tone case with leather strap. What a great way to use your caricature!! Read more.

  • Calendar Mouse Pad A must-have staple for every computer user at home or office, our Calendar Mouse Pad now stars your special photo and motivational quote right in the center! What a great way to use your caricature!! Learn more

  • Caricature playing cards Deal yourself in for some fun with your very own caricature playing cards! Your caricature is featured on the back of every card. Only 1 caricature can be used for each deck of cards. This 54-card deck comes in a standard bridge-size. What a great way to use your caricature!!

  • Clutch & Cosmetic BagOur Photo Moments Clutch & Cosmetic Bag is a picture perfect gift for girlfriends to moms. Commissiuon your caricature, bag it up, and take it with you day into night! What a great way to use your caricature!! Read More

  • Canvas Tote Bag constructed of premium weight, natural color, 100% cotton canvas with natural web straps reinforced at stress points to endure small and large loads! Measures 20″ x 15″ x 5″ with squared-off bottom. Machine washable. Imprinted wioth your caricature! Read more

Retiring runner caricature

running caricature
Here is just a quick bit of feedback from a client – the job spec for this full body with props job was to use the picture of the ‘victim’ running (he his also a competitive runner) but to have him holding a laptop – he is always running between meetings and always has his laptop and his favorite soda drink with him.

Matt (and George)!Thank you so much for this – It looks great and I really appreciate you being able to accommodate my request on such short notice.
I have been passing the word on about your site!
Thank you so much! ~ Kristen

Not only was it a quick turnaround, but at the last minute it was decided to color the image.

Sometimes international times zones work in our favor!

Struggling to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift?

Give laughter, amazement and joy

If you are like me, you struggle to find a suitable gift for Mom for Mother’s Day each year. For me its a struggle that comes around every year.

I have no idea what to get!
For many, not having an idea what to get is the biggest barrier to making a gift selection. I know I have spent hours wandering in and out of shops till they become a blur of items with me no closer to finding the right thing.

My Mother has everything
In today’s affluent society it has never been so easy for people to buy themselves the little things. What was once the item that you wished for and it came at gift-giving time can now be bought at any time.

What you don’t want to risk is buying something that will be shoved into the cupboard or even worse re-gifted!!

I don’t even have the time to wander around the shops!
For some, shopping is an enjoyable thing, but between demands of work, commuting and those essential day-to-day aspects of life that take over as soon as you arrive home.

Even the internet may not be the Holy Grail of finding Mothers Day Gifts – web site after web site of product listings is not much different to mind numbing mall walking, except at least you can do it late at night when you should be catching up on sleep.

But I want the gift to be unique

Of course the best gift for Mom is something that is personal, or even personalized. However, it is a balancing act to find something that is personal and that she will like. A caricature will bring your Mother laughter, amazement and joy.

But a caricature?
A caricature may be a little outside the box for many people. Lets face it, this is our Mother we are talking about here! Which is why a caricature is soooo good. Lets weigh up the factors:

  • At least now we have an idea of what to get – yeah, a caricature could be good…
  • I’m almost 100% sure that your Mom does not have a piece of caricature art – and even if she does, this one will be unique!
  • Time is your enemy? well ordering online and letting the artist have the stress is a great way to go! Want something unique – there are not too many caricatures like the one our skilled artists can create for your Mom. And it does not have to be too quirky either. Ideas include a nice caricature showing your Mom in a way that you have the best memories and even with a nice message will bring joy to her heart! Or maybe a nice caricature of the family!

ideal for mothers day

The gift can be a beautiful caricature of the rest of the family

Don’t just take my word for it  a caricature will give your Mother laughter, amazement and joy

Here are a few examples of customer feedback we have received just this week:

Matt- The caricature is perfect I appreciate the ease to which this was done and by the way you sure have a unique niche for what the electronic world can do these days. Again Thanks. jek

Matt, Many Thanks! Once again George has created an extraordinary drawing. Although I know what to expect from this talented man, whenever I receive his drawings I’m still as surprised as I was when he did that very first drawing for me. Thanks George!!!!! Bob Evans Jacksonville, NC

Time is our only enemy
The unfortunate part of Mother’s Day is that it is not that far away. Which is a good thing because it means there is still time for you to get a caricature done of your Mom. But only if you order in the next day or so, because you can bet that others reading this are already mentally thinking about what images they can send along with their order. Which is why now is a really good time to go through your pictures and pick one or two that can be used to create your own wonderful caricature gift for your Mom.

Do it now it is EASY
If you don’t get cracking soon then your spot in the artists job queue will inch further and further from the front….you know what that means :(

So things to do:

  1. Find a great pic or two – they don’t have to be of Mom – you could give a caricature of you, siblings, grandkids…!
  2. Visit Caricature King and select the artist you want to do the work – we have heaps of art samples
  3. Click the order link and follow the process
  4. Email us your pictures. If you want to include some nice phrase, we can include that as well
  5. Breathe a sigh of relief while you wait for the draft to be returned
  6. Think about going to the shop to grab a nice frame (Time is a bit short for our framing delivery at this late stage)
  7. Bask in the glow of a job well done – she’s going to love it! (Yep laughter, amazement and joy – you better believe it)

Now is the right time…Caricature King

Don’t forget our Caricature Gift Certificates

Give laughter, amazement and joy

Customer taps into great caricature gift idea

caricature in beer tap

There are some very imaginative caricature customers out there.

Who would have ever thought of putting a caricature into a beer tap as a gift?

Amazingly this idea works really well.

So from a couple of photos and an obliging printer and some creative juices, this retiree has a gift that will bring pleasure – and not just because of the beer – for many years!

And the message from the customer:

Here are the pictures that I promised of the finished tapper. I hope you can use them. Thanks again for the great work and turnaround time. I will definitely use your services again in the future and pass along recommendations.

beer tap caricature