A letterpress print of a few pine cones (and fir cones, spruce cones, larch cones, etc) from conifer trees that are native to Oregon (but also grow in many other places too). From left to right: Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock, Ponderosa Pine, Englemann Spruce, Noble Fir, Sugar Pine, Grand Fir, Western Larch, Western White Pine, and Lodgepole Pine.
Size: 12" x 18"
Paper: 100% cotton paper
Printing: letterpress (imagery from magnesium plates and text from handset metal type)
Ink colours: brown cones and green 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.