asks Justin Allman at Picture-Picture some questions.
Picture-Picture has evolved into a trade and retail outlet
offering a unique blend of 'wall space artwork' covering
every imaginable subject from Sci-Fi to Sport! These include
Photographs, Triplepix, Collectors Cards, Pencil drawings
and Prints and Gold Discs
tell us about your background and the background to Picture
brief, Picture Picture was predominantly a retailer of
memorabilia and art, however, we felt there was a need to
improve on the quality of the stock purchased from many firms
who have now ceased trading. We decided we could produce much
better quality and more interesting items. Initially, we only
manufactured enough for our own need which was to support two
shop outlets and a number of mobile displays. These mobile
displays toured the UK’s shopping centres and started to
receive requests from local shop keepers to supply them with
our goods. So a decision was taken to develop a trade side to
the business as well.
are some of the most popular products in your range?
Currently the most popular items in our range would be the
Create-a-pix frames. These products have proved to be very
successful over recent years because they are tailored to
almost any person, celebration or activity. They provide an
ideal solution to a personalised/unique gift.
Film cells and Triplepix are also very popular all year round
but especially at Christmas. They provide excellent gifts for
men in particular who are notoriously difficult to buy for.
Our range covers many subjects including film, sport and
transport, so you are bound to find a subject close to dads
heart – beats socks any day!
what sort of feedback do you get about your products from
feedback from customers is very good. Because all our
products are made in-house here in the UK, we are able to
ensure quality is maintained and delivery is quick.
is the product range developing in the future and what sorts
of requests have you had for new products and lines?
film cell and Triplepix ranges are continually expanded all
the time. The Create-a-pix range is being developed in
many ways such as miniaturising them to form a ‘pocket
money’ range. Also, a wedding theme has been developed
and is proving popular. Other ideas are in the pipeline.
are the most enjoyable aspects of what you do?
items are made here in the UK by a dedicated group of
individuals who work well as a team. Work is fun, even in
these difficult times.
are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies satisfying our
demand for retro and nostalgia. Why is retro and nostalgia so
Justin: Personally, I believe retro and nostalgia are popular
because it’s a way of remembering and in some way staying in
contact with your past as the past always seems better
than the present! Also, most people have a passion for something and purchasing
a piece of it, whatever it may be. It is simply a pleasure. All
human beings like acquiring new things, whether it’s a new
handbag or a picture and the more unique it is the more
important it is to that individual.
Digger: What is
your retro passion?
Digger: What are your plans for Picture Picture?
Justin: This is
a difficult one at the moment Dave, as due to the recession,
survival is the main plan for now. All the products and
companies on your site are selling luxury items which are not
essential to the consumer right now. We do have some new product ideas and variations on existing
themes but the real plan that we are actively pursuing is
Internet sales and exposure!
Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Laurel & Hardy,
Marilyn Monroe, Fools & Horses, Pop & Rock,
Films, Television, Sports, Others, Celebrities A-Z
Art Prints. Actors, Pop & Rock, Sports,
Triplepix. Actors, Pop & Rock, Sports,
Film/Television, Young at Heart, Others
Collectors Cards. Entertainment, Sports -
Soccer, Sports - Other, Naval/Military, Transport -
Cars, Transport - Bikes, Transport - Other
Retro Collection. Actors, Pop & Rock,
Legends. Actors, Pop & Rock, Sports,
Gold Discs. The Beatles, Other Artists
picture-picture, Framed Memorabilia and
Create-a-Pix are a subsidiaries of
picture-picture, the company, which has evolved into a
trade and retail outlet offering a unique blend of
'wall space artwork' covering every imaginable subject
from Sci-Fi to Sport! In the early days our product
range comprised mainly of mounted and framed cigarette
cards. However, due to the ever-increasing requests
for alternative pictures on similar themes to the
cigarette cards, our range has expanded to include
film cells, trading cards, charcoal prints, pencil
sketches, limited edition prints from selected
artists, portrait drawings, a picture framing service,
and much more. And our range always continues to
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