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Wonderful archive images depicting the idealised life and pursuits of a man living in the 1950’s-1970’s are now available to buy for Fathers Day from The images are available in different sizes and finishes, with prices starting at £7.50 for prints and £40.00 for canvases.

From the beginning of May, a new Father’s Day category will be created on the site, which will enable visitors to easily browse a collection of front covers and page illustrations from categories such as Science and Space, Sport, Adventure and The World of Work. Choose from the vertigo inducing, tightrope walker of Danger Men, or the split-graphics front cover of How it Works: The Computer to an idealised portrait of family life complete with daddy dressed down for DIY in v-neck sweater, shirt and slacks.

The resulting selections of retro images are available to purchase in six different sizes of photographic print (in gloss or satin finishes), on art paper and six different sizes of canvas. Each product is made to order and dispatched directly to the purchaser, typically within 2-3 days. Sizes range from 8x6 inch prints to canvases of 1.25m.

Ladybird Retro Box Set

A gorgeously packaged retro box set of six Ladybird books for grown-up boys will also be available from May on Priced at £12.99, the set features a selection of some of the most popular books from the Ladybird archive, dating back to the 1950s, including The Policeman, Danger Men, The Story of Football, How it Works: The Computer, How it Works: The Motor Car and Making a Transistor Radio.


Notes to Editors:

Originally published in 1915 by printers Wills and Hepworth, millions of children the world over have learnt to read with Ladybird Books. The images available from the Ladybird Archive provide an excellent record of British social history.

About Comprints Ltd

Comprints Ltd has rights to a proprietary technology that enables consumers to browse and buy images in the form of high quality photographic prints. The technology that makes this possible is used by Evo Magazine (, Viz Magazine (, The Victoria & Albert Museum ( and The Science Museum (

Copyright Line for Images

Images from the Ladybird Archive © Ladybird Books Ltd, 2008


Press Contact:

Prints and Canvases

For further information, visuals, samples and reader offers contact:

Hannah Aspey at Energy PR
Tel: 01993 823011

Press Contact: Retro Box Set
Direct Line: 020 7010 3048

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