About us

A journey driven by our love of art and wish to inspire the imaginations of our children

Hi! We are David and Dan, childhood friends from Northumberland and the founders of Ralph & James. We started this journey driven by our like-minded love of art, coupled with a wish to inspire and spark the imaginations of our boys: Ralph and James (and now their sisters too, Cecily and Ida respectively!).

We love reading to our children, especially books filled with beautiful prints, those which transport you to another world. We knew this was the art which should be up on bedroom walls, having struggled to find anything authentic or inspiring online.

We've partnered with artists and authors, in addition to premium printers and framers, to make this possible. We're immensely proud that many of the prints in our collection at Ralph & James have never before been available, until now. We hope you and your little ones enjoy them as much as we do.

David & Dan

Ralph and James tucking into ice-cream
Ralph & James tucking into some ice-cream


Supporting artists and independent bookshops and doing all that we can for society and the environment

Supporting artists and independent bookshops

It brings us enormous joy seeing customers enjoy their framed prints. Likewise, we are immensely proud of the feedback we receive from artists and authors, whose work is celebrated at Ralph and James. In collaborating with artists and authors, we ensure they receive their share of sales, which is often not the case on other websites or online marketplaces which sell unofficial 'inspired by' prints.

We also support the independent, local bookshops which form a vital part of our cultural fabric. We make it easy for you to purchase the books from which their prints are taken, through bookshop.org, which ensures local bookshops receive the full profit of that order.

https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/ralphandjames

Philanthropy

It's a privilege reading books to children and seeing them develop the reading skills to read on their own. But not everyone has the same chances or opportunities to learn how. That's why we donate 5% of our profits each year to the National Literacy Trust.

The National Literacy Trust works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities. The National Literacy Trust helps to transform lives through literacy.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/

Sustainability

Ralph & James are aware of the potential impact our business can have on the environment, especially as we think about the world we are leaving for our children and the generations that follow. Click here to read more about our efforts to minimise our environmental footprint.

 

Diversity & inclusion

Ralph & James is fully committed to diversity & inclusion. We recognise that children's books play an important part in the development of how children understand the world and we hope to encourage this as much as possible. Click here to read more about our efforts.