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Last updated on May 29, 2018

The shop is currently closed for maintenance.
I'll be back as soon as I can!

Raquel Costa

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Raquel Costa


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Little Black Spot

Little Black Spot is an illustration project by artist and illustrator Raquel Costa. Created in 2011 with a desire to explore creative ideas through the medium of paper, she independently runs the business from her home. Little Black Spot aims to provide affordable artwork with a guarantee of quality and originality, combining the production of high quality art prints and hand-designed inspirational stationary. Both are created with care from Raquel's original handmade illustrations, largely inspired by vintage art, botanical illustration and children's books. Little Black Spot is continuously growing its line of art prints and cute paper goods, and always pursuing ways in which to improve all the little details that makes every customer feel special and unique.

Shop members

  • Raquel Costa

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm a freelance artist and illustrator from Portugal, currently living and working in Braga. I have a degree in Fine Arts from the Oporto School of Fine Arts. I love cats, trees, victorian mysteries and nerdy pop culture.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2017
♥ Hello and welcome to my shop! I'm an artist and illustrator from Portugal, and also co-director of Little Black Spot Creative Studio. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or special requests. ♥

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you didn't receive your purchase or anything else goes wrong, please let me know, so we can try to sort it out the best way possible. Shipping fees will not be refunded.
Custom orders for original artwork are not refundable nor exchangeable.
Payment is accepted via Paypal, direct checkout or Etsy gift cards. All orders will ship after confirmation of payment is received.
I do my best to ship all orders up to 2 business days after confirmation of payment is received, although the process may be slowed when I'm dealing with many orders at once. If your order is urgent, please let me know in the "message to seller" box.

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I ship from Portugal to worldwide destinations, by standard airmail (insurance and tracking number available). If you wish to request priority or express shipping, just let me know, in which case I will send you a separate invoice via Paypal to cover the additional cost.

For standard airmail, delivery is expected within:

* Portugal - next business day
* Europe - 3 to 5 business days
* Worldwide destinations - 5 to 7 business days (however, from my experience, delivery for countries outside Europe may take up to 4 weeks).

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All items are carefully packaged to prevent damage, in a sturdy envelope with cardboard backing. I include a little token from little black spot, so each purchase is special and unique.

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I can ship to other addresses, if your purchase is intended as a gift for another person (let me know if you wish to have gift wrapping or a card included with your personal message, in this case).
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always happy to accept custom requests, so feel free to contact me at any time! :)

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Art prints are are high quality digital prints made from my original illustrations, and are hand signed and dated by me.

They are printed in premium, acid-free, 320 gsm artist's paper, with no optical brightener and with a neutral Ph, for durability. The colors are amazingly vivid, so the print looks pretty much like the original illustration.

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Beware that sales of artwork do not transfer copyrights. You do not have the right to use, reproduce or copy my work without my permission.

All work and images © 2010-2017 Little Black Spot | Raquel Costa - All rights reserved.