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About

Alphablots are playful prints and gifts for kids and colour-loving grown ups, created by designer and illustrator Sarah Lewis

Combining a love of letterforms with a commitment to bringing colour and fun to the formal constraints of typography, I create designs for adults looking to bring colour to a room and kids who are learning their letters. I developed my style whilst screen-printing. Working with overprints and intersecting shapes with just 3 trusty pots of ink – cyan, magenta and yellow.

By encouraging children to connect letterforms with physical objects the prints help them with their alphabet and look great on a nursery wall.

Alphablots is a one size fits all kind of place so I don’t have separate ranges for boys and girls. From the outset I’ve tried to ensure all the prints feel as open and inclusive as possible. If you like it, it’s for you!

Alphablots are playful prints and gifts for kids and colour-loving grown ups, created by designer and illustrator Sarah Lewis

Combining a love of letterforms with a commitment to bringing colour and fun to the formal constraints of typography, I create designs for adults looking to bring colour to a room and kids who are learning their letters. I developed my style whilst screen-printing. Working with overprints and intersecting shapes with just 3 trusty pots of ink – cyan, magenta and yellow.

By encouraging children to connect letterforms with physical objects the prints help them with their alphabet and look great on a nursery wall.

Alphablots is a one size fits all kind of place so I don’t have separate ranges for boys and girls. From the outset I’ve tried to ensure all the prints feel as open and inclusive as possible. If you like it, it’s for you!

All Alphablots products are made within the UK by nice people with great credentials. We don’t and won’t work with anyone we feel is exploiting the planet or its people. It’s just not how we roll.

All Alphablots products are made within the UK by nice people with great credentials. We don’t and won’t work with anyone we feel is exploiting the planet or its people. It’s just not how we roll.

PRODUCTION

I used to screenprint all of my posters by hand. It was a labour of love and an excellent way to build biceps, but it became impossibe to keep up with demand. I also had concerns about the environmental credentials of screenprinting at a large scale so I set about finding someone who could work with me. Enter Calverts...

Calverts are a coopertive based in East London who align well with my ethical standpoints. The firm’s assets are owned in common and their members are paid equally and participate in their management. Their trading surplus is reinvested in the co-operative or used for community aims. They’re good guys and they make exceptional quality prints. I still have the occassional limited-run screenprinted items for sale so keep an eye on my Insta where I'll announce my hand-produced items.

Got questions? Visit our FAQs page for answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you're still none the wiser after that get in touch and I'd be happy to help.  

THE ENVIRONMENT

As a paper-based company I am aware that there are very real environmental impliations to the business. I print using vegetable-based inks which are fully biodegradable. I've looked into recycled stocks but it is actually harder to trace the origins of the trees when using recycled pulps. Because of this I use FSC-certified stocks, produced from well-managed forests which are being conserved for future generations.

My printers of choice Calverts have implemented an environmental management system to the requirements of ISO 14001 to reduce their negative environmental impacts. They are committed to comply with or exceed the requirements of environmental legislation and other environmental initiatives to which they subscribe and are also committed to the prevention of pollution and continual improvement. Find out more here.

PACKAGING

I hate unnecessary packaging and do my best to keep ours to a minimum whilst making sure your products get to you in perfect condition. My postage tubes do not use plastic lids and so are 100% recyclable and you won’t find any polystyrene peanuts in Alphablots boxes. The plastic wraps on the cards are made from corn/potato starch and are fully biodegradable.

POSTAGE

Parcels are sent first class using Royal Mail, please allows 3-5 working days for delivery. Anything A3 or above is rolled and sent in recyclable triangular boxes as standard to protect them in transit. Anything A5 or smaller is sent flat in a protective envelope as they should fit through most letter boxes. If you buy more than one print of the same size they will be sent together and you will only pay the postage and packaging costs once. If you wish to send items to more than one address please add one item to your cart at a time and checkout separately. 

PRODUCTION

I used to screenprint all of my posters by hand. It was a labour of love and an excellent way to build biceps, but it became impossibe to keep up with demand. I also had concerns about the environmental credentials of screenprinting at a large scale so I set about finding someone who could work with me. Enter Calverts…

Calverts are a coopertive based in East London who align well with my ethical standpoints. The firm’s assets are owned in common and their members are paid equally and participate in their management. Their trading surplus is reinvested in the co-operative or used for community aims. They’re good guys and they make exceptional quality prints. I still have the occasional limited-run screenprinted items for sale so keep an eye on my Insta where I’ll announce my hand-produced items.
Got questions? Visit our FAQs page for answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you’re still none the wiser after that get in touch and I’d be happy to help.  

THE ENVIRONMENT

As a paper-based company I am aware that there are very real environmental implications to the business. I print using vegetable-based inks which are fully biodegradable. I’ve looked into recycled stocks but it is actually harder to trace the origins of the trees when using recycled pulps. Because of this I use FSC-certified stocks, produced from well-managed forests which are being conserved for future generations.

My printers of choice Calverts have implemented an environmental management system to the requirements of ISO 14001 to reduce their negative environmental impacts. They are committed to comply with or exceed the requirements of environmental legislation and other environmental initiatives to which they subscribe and are also committed to the prevention of pollution and continual improvement. Find out more here.

PACKAGING

I hate unnecessary packaging and do my best to keep ours to a minimum whilst making sure your products get to you in perfect condition. My postage tubes do not use plastic lids and so are 100% recyclable and you won’t find any polystyrene peanuts in Alphablots boxes. The plastic wraps on the cards are made from corn/potato starch and are fully biodegradable.

POSTAGE

Parcels are sent first class using Royal Mail, please allows 3-5 working days for delivery. Anything A3 or above is rolled and sent in recyclable triangular boxes as standard to protect them in transit. Anything A5 or smaller is sent flat in a protective envelope as they should fit through most letter boxes. If you buy more than one print of the same size they will be sent together and you will only pay the postage and packaging costs once. If you wish to send items to more than one address please add one item to your cart at a time and checkout separately.

COLOUR THEORY

At Alphablots we’re obsessed with primary colours. They brighten the greyest of days and bring happiness into our homes. There is scientific proof that young children love bold colours too. When colour vision kicks in, at about 3 months, red is the first colour babies see, and they are drawn to contrasting shades and primary colours first. Good to know if you’re buying a present for a newborn.

You have science on your side

You have science on your side