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.
We've just added some new designs based on the phrase for the birds, which means worthless or trivial. The term is used primarily by Americans and originated at the end of WWII. Of course, if you love birds or are a birdwatcher, being for the birds doesn't have the same negative connotation.
This week's highlighted t-shirt design is one of our best-sellers, and in fact we saw this shirt on the boardwalk at Magee Marsh back in 2010 during the Biggest Week in American Birding!
This week's highlighted t-shirt is an oldie but a goodie. The reemergence of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has been a controversial subject for several years.
Our series of Ivory-bill designs were some of the first designs in our shop when we first opened. This one, iLive, is an iPod advert spoof. The white part of the design, the headphones in those old iPod ads, is the woodpecker's ivory bill in this case.
iLive is shown here on a women's v-neck shirt.