Animal Alphabet Poster by Petit Collage
June 21, 2008, 9:58 pm
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I decided to focus on animal alphabets today, there is such a nice variety available. Just take a look at this fabulous silk-screened poster from Petit Collage. The animal illustrations in their green, brown and orange shades and differing patterns have such a sweet retro vibe, they remind me of old children’s books from the 70s. This print is equally suited for boys and girls and is the perfect room decoration to make learning ABCs fun. What I also like about this artwork is that there is actually a key at the bottom which says which animals the letters stand for, in case you don’t recognize one of them. A little background information: The designer behind Petit Collage is Buenos Aires born Lorena Siminovich, a graphic designer who started Petit Collage in October 2006 with the aim of creating modern, affordable art for children. The Animal Alphabet is printed on uncoated paper, 18×24”.

But Petit Collage also has a few other items, such as these miniture screenprints on curly maple microveneer or paper collages on maple plywood:

Animal Alphabet print vailable on the Petit Collage website for $50.00, miniature prints $28.00 unframed, $48.00 framed, wooden collages $140.00. Click on the image to view a large photo and get the possibility to add the item to your cart.

Animal Alphabet Poster by Decoylab
June 21, 2008, 9:57 pm
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The next alphabet print by Decoylab is a sleek and modern version for the nursery and available in two different color combinations, a soft pastel pink and blue illustration on the one hand and more spicy orange and green one on the other. Both are equally beautiful though, and with the two different shades, you can find just the perfect color to match your nursery decor. 3 color silkscreen print, 18×24”.

Decoylab also has many other beautiful posters, notecards and also plates, check out these for example:

Both alphabet posters can be bought at Decoylab for $40.00.

Nostalgic alphabet poster by Binth

My last alphabet pick comes from design studio Binth. It’s alphabet poster is inspired by mid-century Danish animal toys and will look great in any modern nursery with its simple design and muted colors. What makes this artwork so great is that even though the vintage toy designs are very much suited for little children, it is not childish and in fact so classy and modern at the same time, that it will be a beautiful decoration for many years to come. The beautiful letters are also available individually, so you can also spell out your child’s name, e.g. The poster is screen-printed, 24×40” and can be bought either framed or unframed:

Binth also has several other great children’s items in classical modern style worth taking a look, e.g a precious babybook, a colorful number print and a gorgeous memory game:

Check out their website for more great designs, they have gorgeous prints for adults as well!
Available at Binth , unframed $85.00, framed $375.00, babybook $110.00, number print unframed $55.00, framed $225.00, memory game $44.00.

funky, modern wall art: Lea’s Alphabets by Grégoire Ganter

After having reviewed vintage inspired design yesterday (see below), I thought it was time to switch to the modern period and review some contemporary pieces of funky children’s design.  I will start today’s posts with a walldecor that’s hip and does not have any of the usual children’s stuff cutesy.  Additionally, it looks great together with the LoJo Ball, which I am also reviewing today.

Lea’s Alphabets by Grégoire Ganter is a great example that shows how kids can have their room decorated in a fresh style, that is entertaining (many details and pictures to watch), educative (children can learn the alphabet, learn that there are different fonts, and associate objects with letters, just as in ‘normal’ alphabet imagery for kids) and timeless (his designs are not only for little one’s, but look also appeal to teenagers. And even many adults, I suppose, would not mind hanging his pictures on the wall). But above all these advantages, his prints just look great! Take a look:

As you could see, there is a huge variety of themes available from the Lea’s Alphabets range, you can have and a-z print composed of just food, for example, or just using one specific color.  Also, you may pick a one letter print, featuring a collage of many objects starting with that letter and many different fonts.  Or perhaps, you just want a single letter-picture combination, maybe to have your child’s initial as the focal point of the nursery.  His prints are also available as postcards, and you may even contact him for custom work, e.g. spelling out your son’s or daughter’s name.  All big prints are available in several different sizes.  They are limited editions of 100 pieces, signed and numbered on the back, and printed on matte, archival paper, so you will have to frame them properly, if you want to enjoy them for years to come.

Available on his website,  a set of 26 a-z postcards for $52, small letter or alphabet print for $200, big prints for $500 (also in-between sizes available).  And one last picture: