Birdswatch - Great British Bird Colours And Names. A Set Of Swatches For Every Bird Found In The UK

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Birdswatch - Great British Bird Colours And Names. A Set Of Swatches For Every Bird Found In The UK

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Materials

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White, Vellum, Giclée Inks, Birds, Colours

Dimensions

Height: 297 Millimetres; Width: 420 Millimetres

Description

Twin prints displaying a set of colour swatches for every UK bird alongside their names in English and Latin.

1. An A3 Giclée print, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White paper with a Canon imagePROGRAF printer, showing a set of colour swatches for each of the 266 birds in the RSPB's bird guide.
2. An A3 dye-based digital print, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White paper using a Canon Pixma 100 Pro printer consisting of the bird names, laid out in the same grid for use as reference.

I also offer a version with just the swatches and the names printed on a sheet of vellum that can be overlaid for identification which you can find here: http://etsy.me/2ktrhLg

Each print is signed on the bottom righthand side. If you'd prefer the print unsigned or signed on the reverse please let me know. Frames are not included.

10% of my profits on selling this print will be donated to the RSPB.

The RSPB's bird guide lists 266 birds. Although we see some birds on a daily basis, many are uncommon, limited to small areas or infrequent seasonal visitors. Although there are countless bird guides, I couldn't find anything that gave an overview of their most basic visual characteristic - their colours. By capturing their colours I wanted to give people another way to think about these animals, as individual and en masse. Because the colours of many birds are a form of communication the result is a kind of language. It is also geographic in nature: the birds are engineered for the landscape they inhabit so in one sense it is a map of the environments that make up the UK.

The design was created using a series of programmes written in JavaScript and involved four stages:

1. Download an image of every bird featured in the RSPB's online bird guide along with their name and latin name.

2. Extract each bird from its background to make sure the background colour didn't effect the next step.

3. Analyse the colours within each image to identity the seven most common colours.

4. Lay out the colours and created a print-ready PDF along with a second PDF containing the bird names.

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adrian harkness 26 Sep, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The prints are absolutely gorgeous. Quick turn around

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Elvire Roberts 31 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It is exquisite - the way it is packaged, the attention to detail in the print itself and the delivery. The perfect present for birdwatcher / artist.

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tammy100 03 Mar, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really lovely print, the colours are beautiful. Such an original idea.

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Kat 29 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful. Such an original idea

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