Chá com Letras Ltd

James Barker is a London-based illustrator who creates design-conscious illustrated goods with a pinch of wit.

Formerly known as Chá com Letras, James, together with Joana launched their first children’s book before the venture expanded to stock illustrated home and paper goods as well as accessories.

All products are designed by James and carefully sourced and produced in Britain whenever possible.

James is originally from Norfolk and studied illustration at the Norwich University of the Arts. He then relocated to London where he completed an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins.

James’s work is inspired by nature and history and his materials of choice are colour pencils. He mostly spends his time illustrating our collections when he’s not busy working on commissions. Recent clients include the British Library Shop, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Academy Shop.


Feather Lampshade

Feather Cushion

Coral Notebook

Coral Handkerchief

Coral Cushion

Botanical Tray

Botanical Cushion

London Notebook Set

Dinosaurs Cushion

Dinosaur Stamp Set

Dinosaur Handkerchief

Animals, Prehistoric, and Dinosaur Handkerchief set