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Welcome to Ralph & James

Welcome to Ralph & James and welcome to our blog! This is our first post and where better to start than with an introduction. Why are we here and what are we all about?

We are David and Dan, childhood friends from Northumberland and the founders of Ralph & James. Back at the very start of 2021 - in the middle of lockdown life - we had an idea, which came to mind when struggling to find authentic, inspiring and original art for the bedroom walls of our boys Ralph and James (and now their sisters too, Cecily and Ida).

The Ralph (L) and James (R), enjoying some ice-cream
We love reading to our children, especially books filled with beautiful prints to spark their imaginations and to take them to another world. It’s a joy when children discover new favourites, even more so when it’s a book which was read to you as a child. Nostalgia is a powerful thing! We knew this was the art which should be up on bedroom walls - but it proved impossible to find. And so…

Ralph & James was born. Over the course of 2021 we partnered with artists, authors and publishers, in addition to premium printers and framers, to make this possible. In October 2021 we launched our website with a range of prints in our collection, most of which had never before been available. Since then, the collection has grown, featuring 20 artists across 40 titles, totalling over 280 unique prints.

We are always looking to add new titles and artists, so please let us know if you can’t find what you’re after, it may even be that it is coming soon! There are so many more classics and new family favourites we can’t wait to bring to you, so watch this space.

It’s been a privilege collaborating with treasured and popular artists, and an honour that they’ve trusted us with their art. We are so excited that nursery and children’s bedroom walls will be graced by the characters and images from their favourite books.

We hope you and your little ones enjoy them as much as we do.

David and Dan