Categories / Art and Photography

Vintage UPA cartoon-style portraits by SkribblyKids


It's a portrait of you – but these vintage UPA cartoon-style portraits by SkribblyKids come with their very own retro twist.

As the title suggests, it's a personalised portrait on offer – you send over a photo, clothes you want to be wearing, colours etc, the artist will send back a rough drawing, changes are made and the final image is posts off to you. Yes, you and your family (or anyone to be honest) in vintage cartoon glory.

The image above is just one example, but more are available to view on the Etsy page. Want one? You're looking at around $100 (around £64).

Find out more at the SkribblyKids Etsy website

Categories / Art and Photography, Books

Twiggy: A Life in Photographs


As well as the Beatles to Bowie exhibition, the National Portrait Gallery are also hosting a small display to celebrate Twiggy's sixtieth birthday. Published to accompany that display is Twiggy: A Life in Photographs, a book in which explores the multiple of iconic images taken of the model, ranging from the launch of her career in 1966 up to the present day. 

Over its 144pp, the book uses 100 illustrations to show some of her most famous and frequently reproduced shots alongside her own photos and memorabilia. Twiggy's own description of  the images and her relationship with the photographers sits alongside contributions by curators Terence Pepper and Robin Muir making it a must for all fans of the sixties and those fascinated by the modelling industry. 

The book is available to buy for £12.50 from Amazon