Announcement   Ask me about creating YOUR NAME in "A to Zoo" animal letters! You can have your very own archival quality artwork--or order one for a friend. Makes a unique and special gift! Please contact me here on Etsy with your special request!

Coming Soon: More greeting cards from the "A to Zoo" menagerie and
"art of the State" individual state notecards!

Announcement

Ask me about creating YOUR NAME in "A to Zoo" animal letters! You can have your very own archival quality artwork--or order one for a friend. Makes a unique and special gift! Please contact me here on Etsy with your special request!

Coming Soon: More greeting cards from the "A to Zoo" menagerie and
"art of the State" individual state notecards!

Jeanine Colini

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Jeanine Colini

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About

I never met a letter I didn't like!

As far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with letters and alphabets. So, it’s no coincidence that I’ve spent 25 years enhancing the written word as a publication designer—working with so many words made up of so many letters.

I took mechanical drawing in junior high school, the main attraction being the hand-rendered block letters that accompanied the drawings. Each letter was meticulously drawn with a wood pencil. In my high school art class, we were given the assignment to hand copy an entire alphabet. I chose a ’70s-era lettering design, carefully drawing the beautifully swirling shapes and then filling them in with India ink. I was hooked.

For my illustration thesis at Pratt, I created an illustrated alphabet where each character is a different animal. The design process involved coaxing animal shapes into letter shapes in such a way that both creature and character appear natural and comfortable. The final artwork, titled “A to Zoo”, is rendered in watercolor in an illustrative style.

“Art of the State” is my type-inspired map of the United States. Inspired by ’70s design motifs, each letter is hand drawn and organic in nature. In this design process, the geographical shape of each state is formed by the letters that spell the state’s name—topography emerges from typography!

I opened my Etsy shop in 2011 because I discovered that people wanted to buy my "A to Zoo" artwork to enjoy for themselves or to share with friends. It has also given me the incentive to create more artwork, starting with "Art of the State" and other type-inspired designs are in the works.

Creating and sharing my artwork with others who appreciate it is so satisfying. Thank you ALL for your enthusiastic support!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2011
Welcome, and thank you for "shopping by"! My policies are listed below. Please contact me here at Etsy should you have any questions or special requests. I am always happy to assist!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I aim to please! However, if you wish to return an item for some reason, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of your order so we can work something out.

Any refunds will be issued in the same manner as payment was made, minus shipping expenses, after the item is returned in the same condition as it was shipped.

All returns or exchanges will be shipped back at the customer's expense.
Payment
I accept payment via Paypal; you can use your major credit card through Paypal.
California residents will be charged 9.75% state sales tax.

Payment should be made at time of order. Work will begin on your order within 24 hours of receipt.
Shipping
I will begin work on your order within 24 hours of receipt and it will ship on the next business day after completion. I will send you an email confirming that your order has shipped.

Orders are shipped via US Postal Service, first class mail.

Every effort is made to package your items safely and securely to prevent damage in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
I post my cards individually so you can more easily view them. For your convenience, I also offer my cards in sets. Because I print the cards as I receive orders, I can offer flexibility in creating sets of cards. If you would like me to create a set of cards for you, please contact me with your request!

A word about color: due to inconsistencies in computer monitor color settings, the colors you see on screen may not exactly match the printed item. Every effort is made to manage color consistency as we create, scan, photograph and print our cards.