A group of owls is called a parliament! This is a letterpress print of a few different species of owls all of which can be found in Oregon. From left to right: Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Long-eared Owl, Flammulated Owl, Barn Owl, Barred Owl, Western Screech-owl, Northern Pygmy-owl, Short-eared Owl, Boreal Owl, Great Grey Owl.
Size: 12" x 18"
Paper: 100% cotton paper
Printing: letterpress (imagery from magnesium plates and text from handset metal type)
Ink colours: various greys, browns, and black
This is the first printing of A Few Owls, each print was hand fed through the press 8 times, once for each colour in the imagery and again to print the text.
Green Bird Press is a small letterpress printing and bindery operation in Bend, Oregon with a modern, minimalist, often geeky, approach to design. All letterpress products are hand printed on Susan Porteous's Vandercook and Kelsey presses using a combination of handset type and custom metal printing plates.