WindowArtWarnings

saving birds and humans from window crashes artfully

Portland, Oregon | 49 Sales

WindowArtWarnings

saving birds and humans from window crashes artfully

Portland, Oregon 49 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Saving birds and birdbrains from window crashes is only the beginning. Our movable cling silhouettes are attractive enough to become part of your decor.

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Saving birds and birdbrains from window crashes is only the beginning. Our movable cling silhouettes are attractive enough to become part of your decor.

ricki grady

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Window clings are meant to prevent window crashes artfully enough to become part of your decor.

It all began with that heart-stopping "THUNK" and a dead bird beneath the window. I resorted to my graphics training and cut out a paper owl to tape to the window. It seemed to work. Friends wanted them too. When my hands cramped up from gripping an Xacto knife for several hours, it became obvious there had to be a better way. We researched materials and I got in touch with my old friend George at Elite Signs. He worked closely with us to reproduce our images using his printing and vinyl cutting equipment. My partner Richard and I do the original designs, George does the printing and cutting and I then do the "weeding" (peeling away the negative areas) and packaging.

As we develop new designs, I still cut those out by hand...at least until they demonstrate enough popularity to warrant a press run. Paper silhouettes had to be affixed to windows with double tape. Like decals, the residue left behind when the paper was removed was a problem. Now even the hand-cut designs use static cling material that can easily be removed or repositioned.

To minimize the distraction from the view out the window and maximize the visibility to the kamikaze birds, we begin with white material and print the side that will face the room a gunmetal gray.

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  • ricki grady

    Owner, Designer

    My main career was running my own graphic design business. Now I am my own client, designing and producing window clings to save the birds and humans from window crashes.

  • Richard White

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    Designer, painter and furniture maker with a sister shop at tigerheartdesign.etsy.com

Production partners

  • Elite Signs

    This is a local, family owned business. When we have high-flying ideas, they will work with us to bring them close enough to earth that they can be actualized.

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