The Stitch Print series is another collaborative work from Birddog Press and Wonderbound Press. Select images from previous calendars are reprinted as a limited edition run. Each woodblock image creates an impression on the paper with a gray brown ink. The print is then adorned with vintage feedsack fabric that is stitched with colorful thread in playful designs surrounding the animal with one or more letterpress patterns. Each print is one of a kind in both fabric selection and letterpress patterns and placement.
The Elements series are postcards with illustrations that tell a story of the animals and landscapes that live within the four elements: air, earth, water, and fire. Each illustration carries a pinch of whimsy and color to brighten someone’s day when they recieve this mail!
Global warnings is a story told through the eyes of a young dark-haired girl and her polar bear. Riding on his back, she explores the forces that threaten her world and its habitats. It is a tale of courage and adventure; of caution and adversity, for both the girl and her polar bear. Throughout the journey, this young girl finds out what frightening warnings are unfolding all around her beloved polar bear. Each of the five prints that make up this series is a multicolored woodcut reduction print where more and more wood is slowly carved away with each printed color.
Each year, the Letterpress & Woodcut calendar is a collaborative effort by Alli Bozeman of BirdDog Press and Theresa MacFarland of Wonderbound Press. From conception to the small batch production, we pledge our dedication to handmade. Throughout the sketching, designing, carving, and printing process the artists strive to create a work that tells a story and highlights Alli’s renowned vintage feedsack patterns and wood type paired with Theresa’s woodcut illustrations. Each calendar is designed so that each page can be cut into 5×7 pieces of art to keep + frame.
A 38 page hand-printed children’s book that examines the wrinkled and worn face of Harriet and her memories of a farm she knew long ago. It was a farm filled with seeds and the men and women tending to the land. Their hands dug the dirt, the seeds grew and prospered, and the farmers honored rain and sunlight. The story changed when the men in white arrived. They brought machines and with this, a disregard for the farmers’ stories. Seeds and livestock were replaced with formulas and robotic animals. The farmers were pushed to leave the land. And yet, there remained a few ancient seeds tightly held in the dirt-caked hands of those who remembered; those who would not give up their story. With Harriet and these seeds, a quiet revolution began.