Made in Britain
can be personalised
Commission a beautiful sketch of someone’s home based on a photo provided by you, hand-drawn by artists working in North Devon.
The drawing style is clean and contemporary with the sky and surroundings picked out in a range of colours.You can provide your own photo after ordering, just upload them via notonthehighstreet.com by going to My Orders and submitting an enquiry, or we can work from Google street view or a weblink (see below for instructions).
Every illustration can be further personalised with a printed message. Choose from three typefaces (script, handwritten or a modern sans-serif). Your text will be printed on two lines, the top line being a slightly larger size eg: The Orchards / 15 Lane End, Bideford, Devon.
How to provide a photo
After ordering go to 'My Orders' on NOTHS. Submit an order enquiry then upload a digital photo here. Or we can work from an image on a website, just send us the link. Or use Google Street View - go to Google.com, click on ‘Maps’ and enter the address. Click on the street view of the road or drag the yellow stick man onto the map. Use the pointers to locate your house. When you have a good view, click the link icon, copy the link and send it to us.
About the illustration
Your Illustration will be hand-drawn black and white sketch of the property, not a computer generated image, so we can add/remove things you don’t want eg: cars / lampposts, we won't include dustbins, satellite dishes etc. We sketch the perspective from the photograph. It’s a simplified drawing but if you want more detail please order our ‘Detailed portrait’ at £70 (see listing to right). The drawing will be portrait or landscape that best suits the image. Although the house will be in black and white we colour the sky duck-egg blue, the grass a sage green, paths stones grey and windows cream. Bright paintwork such as front doors or painted concrete will also coloured.
If you've asked for a digital proof, your illustration will be uploaded via a customer enquiry for you to check.
Hand-drawn illustration coloured on the computer for lovely solid lines and digitally printed in a graphic, contemporary style with offset block colours on 200gsm acid free, fine grain artists paper.
All illustrations are provided in a bevelled white mount. Contemporary wooden frames available - Small £24, Large £26, Long Double £30, Extra Large £36. Styles available - bevelled black (2cm wide), bevelled white (2cm), oak (2.5cm), painted/limed white where you can still see some wood grain (3cm). Supplied with mdf backing board, integrated hanging hook, and Pilkington glass except extra large frames which are glazed with high grade Quinn perspex for safe delivery (completely clear and UV stabilised so it won't discolour over time). Please note extra large black and white frames have a shabby-chic feel with a distressed paint effect, showing the grain beneath (3cm wide). See thumbnails for images of all frames.
This product is also available as a corporate gift. To discuss your corporate gift needs, enquire about product personalisation and place your order please contact our dedicated corporate gift service team on 0844 745 9626 or by submitting a 'contact me' form on the corporate gifts page.
Small - 25.5x25.5cm (10"x10") with an approx. image size of 13x13cm (5"x5")
Large - 25.5x30.5cm (10"x12") with an approx. image size of 14x20cm (5.5"x8")
Extra Large (shown in the main image) - 39x39cm aprox.(15"x15") with an approx. image size of 28x28cm (11"x11")
Extra prints? Additional copies of the same illustration are £23 each unframed.
Don't have a photo? Buy our Portrait Gift Voucher which the recipient can redeem.
If you would like extra copies of your print, they start from just £23, which can be purchased from our 'copies of your bespoke Illustration' product.
Letterfest is winner of the Creative Business of the Year 2011 and Best Customer Service 2012.