The loveliest literary prints we’ve seen. And you can quote us on that.

Thoughtful quotes from amazing writers rank high on my list of favorite things. And a favorite literary quote deserves only the loveliest of typography. Fortunately, this collection of hand-lettered designs fits the bill, with beautiful words and beautiful art.

Emily McDowell print | Cool Mom Picks

These beautiful prints spring from a collaboration between artist Emily McDowell and Design Mom, who we just love. Each print features a favorite quote from a classic book, hand-lettered digitally and printed in archival ink.


Peter Pan quote | Cool Mom Picks

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Shakespeare quote print | Cool Mom Picks

Each print is available in several different sizes and also as a greeting card. That Shakespeare quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of my favorites and perfectly describes my daughter. And how cute would it be in a girl’s room with bright orange and teal? Totally fierce. –Delilah

Find literary quote prints from Emily McDowell and Design Mom at the Emily McDowell Draws Etsy shop.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.


  • Reply September 21, 2013

    Emily McDowell

    Hey, thank you so much for such a sweet post! I’m flattered.

  • Reply September 23, 2013


    We love her illustrations and sell them in our shop!

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