A is for… animals and alphabets! I’m so glad to introduce you to my animal alphabet collection. Print No.1 in the collection brings together each letter of the alphabet and a menagerie of bright, wonderful creatures, with names beginning with the same letter.
Each print includes at least five different animals, popping their heads through, swimming past or even curling their toes around the letters. The prints are designed to be full of detail, and ready to catch your eye at every glance. I hope you’ll notice something different each time you look at them.
I think these prints would make the most thoughtful gift for a new baby (I’ll put it out there and say you’ll get mega kudos from new parents!) or the perfect addition to any lucky child’s bedroom. That said, these are absolutely not just for children! I hope they’ll find homes with animal lovers of all ages. The fine-art quality of the prints mean that they will last many years, so I hope they’ll be treasured for a long time!
All of the letters are originally hand-painted in watercolour to give a contemporary twist to a classic serif font. There is the choice of five different colours for the letters, in a palette that I’ve chosen specially to let the animals shine through. You can choose the colour you’d like above, and you’ll be able to see the different options in the images too.
There is a lead-time of maximum 10 days on these prints from point of order to date of dispatch. If you're in a hurry, please get in touch.
It is important to note that all screens are different so colours may vary slightly depending on how you are viewing the images. I promise the prints will be full of colour!
The single letter prints are all portrait oriented and allow plenty of space for calligraphy finishing touches, if you’d like to personalise your print with a full name, or a full name and date of birth. Please, please make sure that your spelling is correct and you give me the correct date as I can’t be responsible for any typos. Please choose the date format you prefer. If you don’t need calligraphy, just leave the option blank.
Added extras / send direct
You are welcome to take advantage of my send direct service for these prints.
Prints are beautifully wrapped in tissue paper as standard - absolutely carefully enough to be send directly as gifts, if you ask me!
You can upgrade your gift-giving by adding gift wrap, meaning the tissue wrapped print will be wrapped in the gift wrap of your choice, and finished with a matching tag that has room for a short message (five words or so.)
If you'd like to write a longer message, or add an extra, just choose a card (I'd recommend this congratulations card, this hip hip hooray option, or this for a brand new baby). Simply add a card to your basket and leave a note at checkout, and I'll hand-write your message to the recipients, and send it straight off with the print.
Looking for a letter that you can’t see an image of yet?
You might have arrived here in search of an Ii or Jj letter print; rest assured I am working away at these! You can see the animals I've painted and have planned below.
You're welcome to purchase these letters above; I understand that it’s hard to choose if you can’t see the design yet, but I hope that the images you can see give a strong sense of style and what to expect.
If you purchase a letter print that you can’t yet see, I’ll be making it pretty much for you! And to make sure you love it, you’ll receive an image of the print by email to approve – or you’re welcome to a refund with no questions asked if you prefer.
Or, if you'd rather be notified when the print you're after is ready, please send me an email with your letter of choice and you'll be the first to know!
Trying to guess the animals?
Here you go...
I – iguana, impala, ibis, inchworm, ibex
J – jellyfish, jackal, jerboa, jaguar, jabiru
K – kangaroo, kingfisher, koala, kudu, killer whale, kookaburra
L – leopard, lilac breasted roller, lemur, ladybird, lobster, lionfish
* works in progress!
- Single letter prints are all portrait orientated
- Fine art print on museum grade 285GSM paper
- A4 prints measure 210x297mm
- A3 prints measure 297x420mm
- Prints are sold unframed: I always recommend using a professional framer but the sizes are also designed to fit frames available on the high-street
- Prints will be carefully board backed and wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and sent in a board-backed envelope
- All created from hand-painted illustrations by Polly
- There are two other designs in the Animal Alphabet collection – the personalised initial print, and the personalised name print, if you’d like to compare!
All images copyright Polly Crossman 2021. All rights reserved.