A Field Guide to Extinct Birds
- Letterpress and woodblock on paper
- Handbound artist book; 2015
A Field Guide to Extinct Birds is a letterpress printed collection of extinct birds from around the world, made by hand. It is a consideration of the history of field guides, and the unique qualities that print brings to the field guide. It is also a celebration of the rich history of the bird book, a lament for many species we have lost, an examination of mistakes we have made, and a warning for the future. Letterpress printed and hand bound in an edition of 25, 20 standard and 5 deluxe.
The standard edition is now bound and copies are available for $750. The deluxe edition includes four additional hand colored prints and the field guide, housed in a clamshell box covered in Japanese silk. A very limited number of deluxe copies are available for $900. Please contact me to inquire about ordering. You can see studio production shots and learn more on the project site here. The book will also be available as a digitally printed trade edition by the end of the year. There are individual extinct bird prints available in my shop here.