A Murder of Crows Print, Terms of Venery, Collective Nouns for Birds Lino Block Print

A Murder of Crows Print, Terms of Venery, Collective Nouns for Birds Lino Block Print

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Materials

ink, linoleum, paper

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 Inches; Width: 10 Inches

Description

This is a linocut of everyone's favorite term of venery: A murder of crows. Four black crows, a murder of them, face away from one another, as if they are denying any knowledge of the suspicious red crow prints in the snow. The word "murder" is in red, of course. The lino block print is printed by hand on lovely, delicate, Japanese kozo, or mulberry paper. The block is inked 'à la poupée', meaning the multiple colours (red and black ink) are all inked at the same time, in small areas, and the print is pulled all at once. Each print is 10" by 12.5" or 25 cm by 39 cm in dimension. There are 10 prints in the edition.

The typography I designed for the words represents their meaning; not only is "murder" in red, it echos an old typewriter font, because it reminds me of hardboiled detective novels. The red tracks are a sort of ellipsis... in the snow. The word "crow" is spelt in black crow feathers.

I love the weird and wonderful terms of venery - the collective nouns for groups of animals (and other things). Some are evocative, some strange and obscure. This is the eleventh in a series of such prints. See the whole set here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/minouette/search?search_query=venery&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

You can find other crows here:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/minouette/search?search_query=crow&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

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5 out of 5 stars
Love it! Minouette is my favorite linocut artist.

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