Alphabet Art: Best Prints, Posters & Decals

Alphabet Art: Best Prints, Posters & Decals

Sarah Coffey
Feb 22, 2011

Timeless and unlikely to go out of style, alphabet art works for girls' or boys' rooms. Depending on the style, a lettered print can even feel at home in an adult apartment. Here are 12 options — some chic, some cute, and some classic.

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Graphic designer Ryan Beshara has an eye for typography and color. Her recent series of lettered and numbered designs (available through Etsy) feature saturated symbols in overlapping, layered styles. Shown: Alphabetic Ode to Helvetica, $45.

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Created by teacher and photographer Joanne Dugan, Alphabet City is a collection of peel-and-stick letters made from photographs captured on the streets of New York. Alphabet Sets come in three sizes ranging from $30 to $150.

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Anna Larsson created this print for IKEA. The Olunda Typeface Picture ($40) is a mod alphabet with certain letters embossed/raised to add depth to the image. Framed in basic black fiberboard and protected by glass, it's ready to hang.

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San Francisco-based designer and illustrator Lorena Siminovich is the mind behind Petit Collage, a collection of wall decor and accessories for modern nurseries. She's designed several different Animal Alphabets, including this version, currently available for $50.

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Founded by Karen Ronneback and Andy Lacey, Olli and Lime's style is modern, simple, and streamlined. They make textiles and wall decor in a few instantly recognizable patterns and styles. Shown: Olli and Lime Alphabet Art, $40.

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This wall decal company has a broad selection of peel-and-stick letters and numbers. Our favorite is the Alphabet Zoo Wall Decal Collection, $35. Each letter is silhouetted against an animal — 'O' for ostrich, 'Z' for zebra, etc.

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Based out of Toronto, this Etsy shop creates personalized alphabet prints featuring your child's name. Each print is a standard size, designed to fit inside IKEA's Ribba frames. Shown: Personalized Alphabet Prints, $25.

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World-famous children's book illustrator Eric Carle is perhaps best known for his 1969 book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Carle Museum gift shop sells prints of his work, including this limited edition Alphabet Lithograph, $250.

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New York City artist Ida Pearle creates popular cut-and-paste collages that she sells through specialty shops and via her website. Her set of Alphabet Cards are $44 for a collection of 26, and you can display them in frames or string them along a clothesline.

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This online modern baby shop has a good selection of alphabet prints, including many mentioned on this list. Oliver Yaphe's Alphabet Poster ($50) illustrates each letter in a grid set against a minimal white background.

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Joel Pirela of Blue Art Studio creates art prints and alphabets inspired by the best of mid-century design. His Alphabet of Design Classics ($39) is perhaps his best-known image. (Full disclosure — Joel also writes for our home tech blog, Unplggd.)

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This Chicago shop is like a well-curated Etsy, filled with handmade work by independent artists and designers. It's a good place to look for inexpensive children's artwork, like this ABCs Print by Honey and Bloom, $25.

Top Photo: Alphabet Prints by Petit Collage

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