Fifty is a big milestone birthday. It's half a bloomin' century. It's worthy of celebration, and personal gifts always go down well.
Here's a quick buzz through some of the best 50th birthday custom prints we have. Here are a couple of things that are worth knowing:
Let's get right on with it...
This record collection print is filled with records that were high in the charts 50 years ago. Half of this print shows albums and the other half shows singles, so you get a really good mix of artists and a really good idea of what was popular fifty years ago.
This version of the print shows music from the UK charts:
You can customise this print in three ways (all optional, so you don't have to do any of these):
This print is an ideal gift for anyone who is a music lover. It's a brilliant , rather nostalgic, conversation starter (you might be surprised at just how many of those artists and records from 50 years ago are still very well known - and still going strong - today).
Here's a detailed look at some of the spines:
Here's a really elegant print that's absolutely crammed with facts and trivia from 50 years ago. It's a real lucky-dip of information: famous births, movies, TV, sport, music, money, historical events - lots to talk about, lots to reminisce about, lots to be surprised by.
In the middle of the print, there's space for the name and date of birth of whoever is celebrating their 50th birthday. This print is a little bit of their personal history - it's the world as it was when they were born.
These prints are based on UK events (e.g. the sporting events are those that are well-known and popular in the UK). They come in a range of colours too.
Here's a close-up in a different colour:
What was top of the charts on the day you were born? These prints answer that very question! We use a date from 50 years ago, find out the top ten singles from the UK charts on that date and show them on a personalised print.
You have a choice of retro music formats here. There's the vinyl LP (still undergoing a big resurgence) and the cassette tape (the format we all love to hate but which gave us the freedom to make our own mix tapes).
Each of these prints comes in a range of colours and can be personalised - click on the pictures to see the different options.
The LP print shows the top ten songs on a record label:
The cassette tape print shows the top ten songs on a cassette label:
These prints are created using a very simple idea: replace numbers with colours, then make a custom print using the colours. Dates are more often than not written using numbers so they're a perfect candidate for this unique kind of custom abstract art print.
A complete date like 4th March 1962 can be written as 04031962. When each number is given a colour and printed in sequence, it looks like the picture below. The colour of each number is shown at the bottom of the print. For a 50th birthday gift, you could personalise the print to show the recipient's date of birth.
These prints appeal to people with an interest in science, maths or computing because they're familiar with the concept of presenting numerical information in a visual way.
In science, visual presentation of data often makes things easier to understand. In these custom artworks, the visual presentation is more about fun! It's fun to watch someone look at one of these prints and try to work out what it means (it's not hard to 'crack the code' but it's still very satisfying when you do!).
Custom abstract artworks for years are bolder and more minimalist, because there are only four digits in a year:
These abstract geometric artworks are available in a range of colour schemes - some bold like those above, some more subtle. Click on the pictures above to see the full range of colours.
'On This Day In History' crosswords show years, rather than words, in the crossword grid. The clue for each year is an event from history. The date links all the different events and years together.
The way these prints work is:
These prints are full of facts and trivia, including historically important events, dates on which famous people were born or died, events from music and entertainment, and any other interesting dates we come across while researching your date.
Imagine seeing the look of surprise on the face of whoever you're giving the crossword to when they see that their own date of birth is part of the crossword!
This music print is stuffed full of music facts and trivia for the year of birth of the person named in the centre. There are lists of the top selling singles and albums (from the UK charts), information on live music performances, music awards, births of famous people involved in music, and all manner of other music events from the year in question.
You personalise this print by telling us the name and birth date of the gift recipient - we use their birth date to print the number one single and album directly under their name. The whole print is a little piece of personal music history and a brilliantly nostalgic conversation piece. The print is available in several colour schemes.