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Place Setting Caricatures

..or table Place Name Caricatures!

A popular new idea is to have place setting or table name caricatures of each guest drawn in advance of a wedding breakfast or formal dinner from photos.  It can add a whole new entertaining dimension to your Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary dinner!
Either head and shoulders or fully body drawings can be provided.
Award winning caricaturist Luke Warm's Place Setting Caricatures are exceptional ice breakers - guaranteed to get everyone talking! 
Drawn in permanent black ink and grey highlighter on postcard size Bristol board with a fold on the top edge, they are guaranteed to break the ice - especially if the names of the 'victims' are not included! Don't worry though a 'key' can be provided for the host in case identical twins are present..
Quite apart from their unique entertainment value each caricature makes a very personal going home present (and wedding favour) for your guests which can then be framed as a unique memento of your special occasion.

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What details do you need for a quote?

To give you a quote for Place Setting caricatures I need

  • the number of people to be drawn

  • the nature of the event

  • your deadline


They are drawn on A6 240gsm Bristol board (actually 2 x A6 with a fold along the top edge).

Once drawn and photomontaged together the group can be printed at almost any size up to A1.


The quality of the caricatures will directly depend on the quality of your photos - you do need to be well orgnaised to arrange Place Setting Caricatures!  I need hardcopy printed photos to work from - 2-3 recent, close, clear, happy, smiling pictures of each person, without hats or sunglasses, showing the complete outline of the head is ideal.

To avoid confusion please mark the person's name on the back of each photo.

Online digital printer Snapfish offers 40 free prints with your first upload. All photos will be carefully looked after and returned to you.


The most popular use of Place Setting caricatures is for Weddings - and they also make brilliant Wedding Favours.

They are also very popular for significant birthday dinners and family gatherings - the montaged groups make great mementos.

They've also been used in the corporate world for loosening up awards dinners and training days.

They've also been a big hit at Mess dinners for the military (Officer's, Warrant Officer's, Sergeant's Messes etc).

Black & White or Colour?

For the classic, timeless look it's hard to beat B&W.  Hints of colour can be added if required, but the uniformity of B&W seems to work best.

Photomontage & Copies

All the Place Settings can be scanned and photomontaged together - makes a brilliant table plan! - and signed and numbered prints can be provided so that everyone has a copy.

How do I get the best results?!

Well organised clients get the best work - by keeping emails short and clear, maintaining the entire email thread, providing good quality photos, layout drawing and and brief - and so allowing me to put the maximum amount of time into the drawing itself.

What's the best way to contact you

By far the best ways to contact me are by Email or by filling in the Enquiry Form below.

Enquiry Form

Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK

01237 441 559 / 0797 323 1577 - 9-5pm weekdays only

Thanks for your Enquiry. Do please also remember to check your Junk/Spam Mailbox for our reply.

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Luke Warm is based in North Devon so most of his on the spot work is in the West Country - Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock), Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay), Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury), Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster), and Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury).  However from time to time he's tempted out of the sunny south west - often for conferences and events in South Wales, Birmingham or London. 
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