This week's highlighted shirts are all devoted to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. When this post first appeared on this blog, back in 2009, the Arkansas Nature Conservancy announced they would no longer search for the bird - something they have done since interest in the woodpecker was sparked by a probable / possible / supposed / unverified sighting in 2004.
Interest in the fate of the IBWO remains, however. So here we are again, highlighting a few of our Ivory-billed Woodpecker t-shirts.
First up is this t-shirt with John James Audubon's Ivory-billed Woodpecker painting from his epic Birds of North America.
A kind of spoof of the old Got Milk? campaign, this design asks: got pecker? The square design features a simple cartoon style illustration of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker along with the slogan. The design is shown here on a Women's White T-Shirt.
We have a collection of Stylized Bird Illustration designs. This week I'd like to highlight three of the series: Stylized Penguin; Stylized Mandarin Duck; and Stylized Gull. Each bird is drawn in simple black or white outlines. These are original, artistic bird designs that look especially fine on the colored shirts shown below.
This week's highlighted bird-themed shirt is The Elements of Birding. The design is the word Birds made up using elements from the periodic table. This is a cute gift idea for anyone that loves birds, especially if they are also into chemistry.
Get this on a Caribbean Blue women's t-shirt as shown, or find a different shirt style or color to match your wardrobe and style.
This week's highlighted shirts are for twitchers. First up is Stalking vs. Twitching, with stylized text reading "You call it stalking I call it twitching." Next up is Itchin' to go Twitchin', also using stylized text. Both designs look great on light or dark apparel and are also available on the usual selection of novelty gift items, too.
This week I'd like to highlight a series of designs I added for state birders. We've got a medallion-like circular design featuring every state in the union. Each design has the state silhouette in deep red inside a muted brown and tan circle with sunburst background. There is a flock of fowl flying over the design and text reading State Birder for each state.
This weeks featured t-shirts are in honor of a 2010 exhibit at the New York State Museum: Birds of New York and the Paintings of Louis Agassiz Fuertes. According to the website of the museum:
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Birds of New York, one of the most popular books issued in the State Museum’s history. The exhibition features dozens of original watercolors made for the book by famed bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, as well as the first edition of Birds of New York, a portfolio of prints, and specimens from the Museum’s ornithology collection.
Fuertes was an ornithologist and artist, active from about 1894 until his death in 1927. He illustrated over 60 books and hundreds of articles. The exhibition at the New York State Museum honors the 100th anniversary of Elon Howard Eaton's Birds of New York, which was illustrated by Fuertes.